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What is the definition of students for dependents?

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What is the definition of students for dependents?


To qualify as a student, your child must be, during some part of each of 5 calendar months during the calendar year (not necessarily consecutive):

  1. A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or
  2. A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by a school described in (1) above or a state, county, or local government.

Full-time Student
A full-time student is a person who is enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full-time attendance.

The term "school" includes elementary schools, junior and senior high schools, colleges, universities, and technical, trade, and mechanical schools. It does not include on-the-job training courses, correspondence schools, and night schools.

Vocational High School Students
People who work on "co-op" jobs in private industry as a part of the school's prescribed course of classroom and practical training are considered full-time students.

Night School
Your child is not a full-time student while attending school only at night. However, full-time attendance at a school can include some attendance at night as part of a full-time course of study.

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Date updated: Aug 26, 2015

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