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What if a college sends me a refund?

Generally, College students and parents who receive refunds for tuition, room and board, or other qualified expenses can re-contribute their refund back into their GET account within 60 days of the date of the refund to avoid paying any penalty or taxes on the earnings. Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the IRS has temporarily extended that deadline to July 15, 2020. Be sure to check IRS Publication 970 to see how a refund may be treated under the law.