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Student Tax Forms (1098-T) FAQ's

The University is required by law to send out 1098-Ts to all students who were billed qualifying tuition and fees. Students may be eligible to claim an educational tax credit.

In previous years, the University provided the tuition and fees that were billed to you in Box 2 of this form. Due to a 2018 change in institutional reporting requirements under federal law. This year, we will be reporting the amount of qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) you paid during the tax year in Box 1 of the form.

Sample of the IRS 1098-T form that you will receive in January 2019:

1098-T

For additional instructions on completing the 1098-T Form visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1098t.pdf
 

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The best source of information on the educational tax credits is directly from the IRS. The information can be found in IRS publication 970 Tax Benefits for Education.

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No, we recommend that you consult a tax professional to determine your eligibility.

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The University will mail a statement to your home address upon receipt of your request. You can make your request electronically by sending an email to studentaccts@tesu.edu. You can also call (609) 984-4099.

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Yes. Thomas Edison State University is working with ECSI, which serves more than 1,300 educational institutions throughout the country, to provide our students the opportunity to receive their 1098-T Tax Form electronically. To provide consent to receive your 1098-T form electronically, use the link below and follow the simple instructions to sign up.

  • Step 1: Visit the Electronic 1098-T Signup page
  • Step 2: Signup for Electronic Tax Documents by entering your Student ID#, Name, and Email Address (with the option to include an alternate email address). ECSI's website is a secure website and ECSI will not share your private information with anyone. This email is strictly sent to gather your consent for receiving an electronic 1098-T Form.
  • Step 3: Read information, check box and click submit.

If you have any questions, please visit www.ecsi.net/taxinfo.html for information regarding your tax documents and to obtain contact information for ECSI.

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The benefits are:

  • You will have access to the form 1098-T earlier than the traditional mailing process.
  • Online access eliminates the chance that the 1098-T will get lost, misdirected, or delayed during delivery, or misplaced once you have received it.
  • Signing up for online access is easy and secure.
  • You can access your 1098-T form while traveling or away from you home address.
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Yes. Regardless of how you receive your 1098-T, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires a complete mailing address on the tax form. The University cannot produce an electronic or paper 1098-T Tax Form if there is missing address information, such as a street, state or zip code.

Review and/or update your mailing address.

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The IRS requires the 1098-T be sent by January 31. In most cases, the form is sent during the last week of January prior to the 31st.

If you have a question about your student financial accounts at the University, we can help. Email us: studentaccts@tesu.edu today.

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