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Student enrolled for school in Sping 2012 but didn't attend, went back Fall 2012, is she still a F/T student?


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A new client has a daughter who is 19 years old, in Spring of 2012 she enrolled for college (had paid all), but b/c of health issues (anxiety attacks) was hospitalized, she didn't drop out since she was hoping to get out of the hospital and go back to college. As it turns out, the college dropped her by the deadline (2 months later) because she didn't go in (and didn't receive any kind of refund), she went back to college in fall of 2012. Does she still qualify as a full time student? She lived with parents all year, parents provided more than half of the support and if we can include the 2 months that she was enrolled in school, that would equal the 5 month rule in order to be considered full time student. Need help here..

THank you for your help!

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Hmmmmmmm......Just found the following on page 1 of the instructions for form 8863....might want to check out further....

Who Can Claim an Education Credit

You may be able to claim an education credit if you, your spouse, or a dependent you claim on your tax return was a student enrolled at or attending an eligible educational institution. The credits are based on the amount of adjusted qualified education expenses paid for the student in 2012 for academic periods beginning in 2012 or beginning in the first 3 months of 2013.

Brain too fuzzy at the moment....just consider it a "lead" and not an opinion. :spaz:

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