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I have a private party that would be interested in paying off my student loans and in turn, extend me a loan at a slightly reduced interest rate. This makes sense to me until I get to the point where I figure out what I possibly lose in tax deductions. Before I break out the ti-83, is it possible to deduct a private student consolidation loan?

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After a commenter (who seems to have deleted their comment) mentioned "Qualified Student Loans" that gave me enough of a spring board to eventually find IRS Publication 970 which states:

Loans from the following sources are not qualified student loans.
- A related person.
- A qualified employer plan

That is reasonably clear.

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Nice answer, welcome to SE, Bob. – JoeTaxpayer Jan 29 '13 at 21:39

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