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How an Obscure College Aid Fix Could Help Millions of Low-income Students
February 26, 2016
New America Foundation's Jason Delisle and Kim Dancy write: The tax filing season is upon us, which means college students and their parents will be getting big refunds. Since 2009 they’ve been able to qualify for up to a $2,500 tax credit for tuition expenses under President Obama’s American Opportunity Tax Credit. And lawmakers recently made that benefit a permanent part of the tax code. Combined, tuition tax credits will provide over $20 billion to students and families in 2016, but there is a big flaw in this popular and growing form of financial aid. Our research shows that nearly 40 percent of undergraduates cannot benefit, most of whom are from low-income families.