Over the last decade, Congress has spent a lot of late nights trying to figure out how to make college more affordable for middle America. Thankfully, they've succeeded!
Unfortunately, the IRS has been less than helpful at getting this information into the hands of parents and students. Figuring out how to take advantage of the Hope Scholarship or Lifetime Learning Credit can be as intimidating as writing your entrance essays!
To help you cut down your time roaming the IRS website, here's a list of links to all the information you'll need:
IRS Publication 970 - Tax Benefits for Education
Form 8863 - Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
Form 8917 - Tuition and Fees Deduction
Form 8815 - Exclusion of Series EE and I Savings Bond Interest