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I don‘t have the 30% ruling. Am I eligible for a tax deduction on education costs?

My husband is employed in the Netherlands with the 30% ruling, and I am employed in the Netherlands without the 30% ruling.  Am I eligible for a tax-deduction on university expenses?  I am doing a university level program to further my career.
Yes, you are eligible for a tax deduction on university expenses under the standard rules. For more info see
Whether you have the 30% ruling or not is irrelevant. Important is, as you mention already, that you are doing the program to further your career.
If one has the 30% ruling, the expenses are still deductible under the standard rules, but the ruling can affect the outcome. See also an answer to a question about the consequences for the mortgage interest deduction if the 30% ruling is applicable:
Expatax can of course help you claim the deduction by preparing a tax return for you.
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