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1098-T Forms: Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be issued a 1098-T for the 2013 tax year?

You will get a 1098-T if you:

  • made payments for your credit courses or took out a federal loan to pay for credit courses during calendar year 2013 and
  • your total nonloan financial aid for the year was less than the amount of payments you made and/or federal loans you took out during calendar year 2013

Who will not be issued a 1098-T?

You will not get a 1098-T if:

  • a waiver or exemption paid for your credit courses in full during calendar year 2013
  • you made payments in calendar year 2013 only for noncredit courses or audited credit courses
  • your total nonloan financial aid for the year was more than the amount of payments you made and/or federal loans you took out during calendar year 2013
  • you are a nonresident alien student or you have no official federal immigration status on file

If I used a Pay Plan, will the fees I paid show up on my 1098-T?

No. The Pay Plan setup fee and any late fee amounts are not included on the 1098-T because they are not eligible expenses for the tax credit.

If I paid for continuing education classes, will I get a 1098-T?

If you paid for credit classes and continuing education classes during the same semester during calendar year 2013, and if the total amount of nonloan financial aid you received was less than the amount you paid, then yes, you will get a 1098-T.

If you paid for continuing education classes only during calendar year 2013, you will not get a 1098-T.

Which 1098-T form should I use to file my taxes?

If you print your form from ECSI’s website, it is equivalent to the form that may be mailed to you. You can use either one for the purpose of preparing your tax return.