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ERIC Number: ED526131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
Federal Education Tax Benefits: Who Receives Them and to What Extent Do They Shape the Price of College Attendance? Stats in Brief. NCES 2012-212
Radford, Alexandria Walton; Berkner, Lutz
National Center for Education Statistics
This Statistics in Brief applies IRS rules and data to a nationally representative sample of 2007-08 undergraduates to estimate who received education tax benefits and looks at the extent to which these benefits shaped their price of college attendance. Key findings include: (1) Nearly one-half of all 2007-08 undergraduates were estimated to have received an education tax benefit, reducing recipients' average college expenses for the academic year by about $700; (2) Low-middle-income and high-middle-income dependent undergraduates were estimated to have received tax benefits at higher rates than were low-income and high-income dependent undergraduates. The most common reason low-income dependent students did not receive a tax benefit was that they had no net tuition after subtracting the grant aid and veterans benefits they received. (3) Low-middle- and high-middle income dependent undergraduate tax benefit recipients received higher average amounts in tax benefits than low-income and high-income dependent undergraduate tax benefit recipients. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables, and 32 notes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes