What were your parents' total education credits?
This is question 93a on the paper FAFSA.
The answer to this question may be pre-filled with "Transferred from the IRS."
If the answer to this question is not pre-filled, enter the total amount of education credits (American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit) your parents received in 2017.
If your parents filed a:
|IRS Form||Use Line|
If your parents filed separate tax returns, use the table below to calculate their total education credits.
|If one parent filed a…||…and the other parent filed a…||Then enter the following:|
|1040||1040||Add line 50 from both tax returns and enter the total amount|
|1040||1040A||Add line 50 from the 1040 and line 33 from the 1040A and enter the total amount|
|1040A||1040A||Add line 33 from both tax returns and enter the total amount|
If one or both parents will file a federal tax return, but have not yet filed, estimate the amount that will appear in the lines noted in the table 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 do not include commas or decimal points.