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1098-T Tax Information

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 1098-T form?

Form 1098-T is an IRS (Internal Revenue Service) form provided to students who enroll in classes at the University of Denver. The 1098-T form may assist you in determining eligibility for tax credits or deductions.

Why did I get a 1098-T form?

Form 1098-T is sent each year to any student who had qualified tuition and related expenses charged to their account in the preceding calendar year. The 1098-T form may assist you in determining eligibility for tax credits or deductions.

What are education tax credits?

Education tax credits were created as a result of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. More information regarding these credits and deductions is available at the IRS website or by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM. IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education and IRS Form 8863, Education Credits are particularly helpful.

Can DU tell me if I qualify for an education tax credit?

No. The University of Denver cannot provide tax advice. The 1098-T form should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. Please refer to relevant IRS forms and publications or consult a tax advisor, not the University of Denver, for explanations regarding eligibility for and calculations of any allowable tax credits or deductions.

Why is Box 1 blank?

Universities are required to report either amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses in calendar year 2014 (Box 2) or payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses in the calendar year (Box 1). Like most universities, the University of Denver reports amounts billed in Box 2, rather than payments received in Box 1. The University will not fulfill any requests for forms to be printed with amounts in Box 1.

What does an amount in Box 2 mean?

The amount reported in Box 2 includes amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses in calendar year 2014. The IRS rules define qualified tuition and related expenses as tuition and fees required for enrollment. Qualified expenses do not include room and board, health insurance, medical expenses, or other personal expenses. Additionally, if you received any type of tuition waiver during the calendar year, the amount of charges reported in Box 2 will be reduced by the amount of tuition waiver proceeds.

What does an amount in Box 4 mean?

The amount reported in Box 4 includes adjustments during calendar year 2014 for tuition and related expenses that were reported in prior calendar years.

What does an amount in Box 5 mean?

The amount reported in Box 5 includes all grants, scholarships, and waivers administered and processed by DU’s Financial Aid Office, as well as payments received by the university from governmental agencies for VA, ROTC, or other similar benefits. It does not include outside scholarships that are not processed through DU’s Financial Aid Office. However, those amounts may need to be considered when calculating education tax credits or deductions. In addition, the scholarship and grant amounts reported in Box 5 may include scholarship amounts for room and board, which may not need to be considered when calculating education tax credits or deductions.

What does an amount in Box 6 mean?

The amount reported in Box 6 includes adjustments during calendar year 2014 for scholarships and grants that were reported in prior calendar years.

Can I get an itemized listing of the financial activity that is on my 1098-T form?

Yes! To view your 1098-T form and more detailed information online:

  1. Log into PioneerWeb
  2. Select the myWeb tab
  3. Select Student
  4. Select Student Account
  5. Select Tax Notification
  6. Enter the tax year to view and click Submit

The 1098-T form for the selected tax year will display. Detailed information can be viewed by scrolling down the page or clicking the amounts in the 1098-T form. You may print the form from your web browser to assist you in your tax preparation.

The 1098-T form is for tax year 2014. Why does it include amounts for Winter Quarter 2015?

The IRS requires universities to report on a calendar year, rather than academic year. Therefore, the amount reported in Box 2 includes any amounts billed in calendar year 2014 for Winter Quarter 2015. The amount reported in Box 5 also includes any scholarships and grants credited in calendar year 2014 for Winter Quarter 2015.

I was enrolled in Winter Quarter 2014. Why is Box 2 or Box 5 blank?

For students enrolled in only Winter Quarter 2014, the amount reported in Box 2 may be blank if tuition and related expenses for Winter Quarter 2014 were billed in December 2013. Box 5 may be blank if scholarships and grants for Winter Quarter 2014 were credited in December 2013. Even though the amount in Box 2 is blank, payments made in 2014 for Winter Quarter 2014 may need to be considered when calculating any education tax credits or deductions.

Why is the Student SSN box blank?

You have not provided your social security number to the University.

The University is required to collect your correct social security number (SSN) to file 1098-T information with the IRS. To update your SSN with the University, log into PioneerWeb, go to the Student tab, and click on Update Social Security/Taxpayer ID Number under Student Information.

Can I view my 1098-T form online?

Yes! To view your 1098-T form and more detailed information online:

  1. Log into PioneerWeb
  2. Select the myWeb tab
  3. Select Student
  4. Select Student Account
  5. Select Tax Notification
  6. Enter the tax year to view and click Submit

The 1098-T form for the selected tax year will display. Detailed information can be viewed by scrolling down the page or clicking the amounts in the 1098-T form. You may print the form from your web browser to assist you in your tax preparation.

Why didn't I get a 1098-T form?
  • You are not be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • You did not have had a valid address on file with DU on January 1, 2015; or
  • You did not have any qualified educational charges on your account in calendar year 2014.
Please note, if you elected to receive your 1098-T form electronically, no form was physically mailed.
Where was my 1098-T form mailed?

If you elected to received your 1098-T form electronically, the form was sent to your preferred email address and to your ecoBill address.

If you did not elect for electronic delivery, your form was mailed to the address the University had on file for you as of January 1, 2015. The online copy of the form shows the address your form was mailed to.

I received my 1098-T form via email and I don't know my password.

The password is the same one you use to view your ecoBill. To create a different password for future bills and 1098-T forms, or if you have forgotten your password, go to the Student tab on PioneerWeb and select the ecoBill Account Management link.

Can I get another copy of my 1098-T form?

Yes! To view your 1098-T form and more detailed information online:

  1. Log into PioneerWeb
  2. Select the myWeb tab
  3. Select Student
  4. Select Student Account
  5. Select Tax Notification
  6. Enter the tax year to view and click Submit

The 1098-T form for the selected tax year will display. Detailed information can be viewed by scrolling down the page or clicking the amounts in the 1098-T form. You may print the form from your web browser to assist you in your tax preparation.

You may also call 303-871-4521 to request a copy of your 1098-T form.

Do I submit the 1098-T form with my tax return?

Taxpayers are not required to submit the 1098-T form with their tax return. This document should be kept with your personal records.

Can you send a 1098-T form directly to my tax preparer?

No. You must provide your preparer with a copy of the form.