Tuition itself is not reported to the national credit reporting companies. However, if student loans are taken out to pay the tuition, the student loans would appear on both the parent's and the student's credit reports, if the parent is a cosigner of the loan.
As the cosigner, the parent is agreeing to take full responsibility for repayment of the debt if the student is unable to do so. Any late payments will appear in both reports and will affect both the student's and the parent's credit scores.
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Scoped on: 08/02/2016