Form 1098-T Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact at the college if I have questions about the Form 1098-T?

Please visit the contact page for up-to-date contact information.

What is the Form 1098-T?

Form 1098-T is a federal IRS tax document that is provided to students who are eligible and have paid for qualified educational expenses in the preceding tax year. An eligible educational institution, such as a college or university, is required to report certain information to enrolled, matriculated students, on Form 1098-T in order to assist the students in calculating the Hope Scholarship tax credit, the Lifetime Learning tax credit or the Tuition and Fees tax deduction.

You can also read more about this tax form by visiting the IRS website at

Am I eligible to receive a Form 1098-T?

A statement will not be issued for:

  • Courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program;
  • U.S. Nonresident students, unless requested by the student;
  • Students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or paid entirely with scholarships; and
  • Students for whom you do not maintain a separate financial account and whose qualified tuition and related expenses are covered by a formal billing arrangement between an institution and the student's employer or a governmental entity, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense.

If I received an emergency financial aid grant through the 2020 CARES Act, is that amount be included on my 1098-T?

No, as of Dec 14, 2020 the IRS has instructed educational institutions to not report CARES Act grant disbursements on the 1098-T form. These emergency grants are qualified disaster relief payments. As such, they do not count towards the student's gross income and students may not claim deductions for these amounts.

When will I receive my Form 1098-T?

If you are eligible to receive a Form 1098-T, it will mailed or available for access online, by January 31st of the current year.

How will I receive my Form 1098-T?

If you have opted into electronic delivery, you will be notified by email when your document is available. Once notified, follow the steps below to access your document:

  • Login to the Student Portal
  • Scroll down to the Reports section of the Student Dashboard
  • Click on the 1098-T link for the current year.
  • Securely verify your SSN or ITIN.
  • Open the PDF document in your browser or download it and open with free PDF software such as Adobe Reader, available from

If you have not opted into electronic delivery, a paper copy of the Form 1098-T document will be mailed to your address on file.

What does the Form 1098-T look like?

Below is an blank example of the form. The document that you receive may look different and will contain a section with additional instructions.

blank 1098-T example

What should I do if my Form 1098-T has incorrect information?

After receiving your document, please ensure that the Name, Address and SSN/ITIN are correct and up to date. If anything is not correct, contact the college to request a correction or to discuss any questions.