There are two credits available to individuals that qualify to claim a credit or deduction for qualified education expenses paid during the tax year. A deduction for tuition and fees is also available. You may claim only one on your tax return for each student. The same expenses may not be used to claim more than one credit/deduction.
Which option am I able to claim?
To determine if you are able to claim the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit and for information about the Tuition and Fees Deduction review our article Comparison of the Education Credits available.