College expenses getting you down? Uncle Sam offers some valuable relief
Abstract: The U.S. tax code has several options that can help kids get a great education, while not depleting their parents’ bank account. This article discusses two in particular: the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning credits. One helps with expenses for the first four years of a postsecondary education; the other for a fifth or later year of college or for graduate school or continuing education expenses. The article looks at what the credits offer, along with their income and other qualifications.