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The Returns to the Federal Tax Credits for Higher Education

by Caroline M. Hoxby, George Bulmanvia Tax Policy and the Economy
Monday, February 9, 2015

Three tax credits benefit households who pay tuition and fees for higher education. The credits have been justified as an investment: generating more educated people and thus more earnings and externalities associated with education. The credits have also been justified purely as tax cuts to benefit the middle class.