Thomson ReutersMarch 17, 2014 11:45
By Liz Weston
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Uncle Sam is willing, even eager, to help you offset higher education costs with tax breaks.
However, getting the biggest benefit isn't easy since the available deductions and credits come with a welter of different and often-confusing rules.
Plus, most of the tax breaks are mutually exclusive - if you use one, you often can't use another.