Maine residents who take out student loans, graduate from a Maine community college, and then work and pay taxes in Maine may be eligible for the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit (EOTC). The EOTC is based upon the amount of student loan payments made in a given year. Additional information about the EOTC and how to claim it is available on the website of Opportunity Maine
MCCS Average Annual Tuition and Fees
The EOTC establishes an annual credit limit (benchmark loan payment amount) for students graduating from a Maine Community College who apply for the Opportunity Maine tax credit. This figure is determined each year by the State Tax Assessor and is generally based on the average annual tuition and fees at the community colleges.
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tuition and fees
You will need to know the benchmark loan payment to complete the claim form. For more information and to access the claim form, go to http://opportunitymaine.org/.