I am a student here in the US and will be filing taxes for 2009 in the upcoming tax season. My question is, "Has any of you (students or otherwise) filed and claimed your college for the Lifetime Learner tax refund?" I just was browsing last night and was checking out the Obama Stimulus monies and saw his "Hope" refund for students going back to school. Then on the irs.gov website I came across "Lifetime Learner Refund Credit." I went over it like a hundred times and it seems like I qualify. Meet the criteria anyway. Seems like an extra 2500$ that I can actually get back! Well, because your student loans (tuition) count as income. After I minus the Pell Grant and do the required math as per irs guidelines, it seems as though I can actually get this! Has anyone done it?