Education tax credits

Education tax credits

These resources discuss education tax credits that cover common student expenses. They will be helpful to policymakers, practitioners, and advocates at all levels of government.


Dec 15, 2015 | Report/Brief | CLASP

This paper describes the main public benefit and refundable tax credit programs low-income college students are most likely to be eligible for and their interactions with federal- and state-funded financial aid, including Pell Grants and work-study. 

This brief explains the tax provisions that would be affected by recent proposals, compares them all, and examines how different types of students would be affected under each proposal.

This White Paper presents the work of the Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform, a partnership funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the second phase of its Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) initiative. Consortium partners are the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP, the Education Trust, New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program, and Young Invincibles.

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