What were your total education credits?

What were your total education credits?

This is question 43a on the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

The answer to this question might be prefilled with "Transferred from the IRS."

If the answer to this question isn’t prefilled, enter the total amount of education credits (American Opportunity Tax Credit or Lifetime Learning Tax Credit) you (and if married, your spouse) received in 2018.

If you filed a tax return (or if married, you and your spouse filed a joint tax return), the total education credits can be found on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040 Schedule 3-line 50.

If you and your spouse filed separate tax returns, add IRS Form 1040 Schedule 3-line 50 from both tax returns and enter the total amount.

If you or your spouse will file a federal tax return, but haven’t yet filed, estimate the amount that will appear in the lines noted above.

Note: The line number references above are from the IRS tax form, not from the W-2 form.

Round to the nearest dollar and don’t include commas or decimal points.

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