Yes. There are incentives that apply to students. However, these benefits generally do not apply to foreign students. Refer to IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Note that this link may not contain information about the newest Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017.
SSNs and ITINs are federal identification numbers assigned to U.S. taxpayers. U.S. citizens should have SSNs. Individuals ineligible for SSNs should obtain ITINs. For more information on these numbers, see U.S. Federal ID Numbers.