Form 1098-T

Colleges and universities are required under Internal Revenue Code Section 6050S to issue the Form 1098-T to students for the purpose of determining a taxpayer’s eligibility for various tax credits and/or deductions. 

You, or the person who may claim you as a dependent, may be able to take the tuition and fees deduction or claim an education credit on form 1040 or 1040A for the qualified tuition and related financial transactions that were timestamped during the calendar year.

For example, Spring semester begins in January. Typically, students register for Spring semester October through December. Bills for Spring semester are typically posted in December and many students also pay for Spring semester in December. Any eligible transactions that were paid on your account before January were reported on the 1098-T for the calendar year in which the transaction was timestamped.

The IRS 1098-T form is an informational document and does not need to be attached to your tax return. There is no IRS or UC requirement that you claim a tuition and fees deduction or an education credit.  

Beginning with tax year 2018, new legislation requires that UC reports payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses in Box 1 on the IRS Form 1098-T, rather than the historical reporting of the amount billed in Box 2.

While the resources below may provide some guidance, please note that the University of Cincinnati cannot provide tax filing advice regarding Form 1098-T or your eligibility for tax credits/deductions. Please visit irs.gov or contact your tax professional for filing assistance.

 

How to View your 1098-T

A student who is eligible to receive 1098-T can access it online through catalyst.uc.edu as soon as it is available each year for which they are eligible. 1098-T forms are required to be available by January 31.

You will be able to view your 1098-T statements electronically for as long as you have Catalyst login access.

  1. Login to catalyst.uc.edu
  2. Select “Quick Links & Helpful Contacts” on your student homepage
  3. Click “Download 1098T” on the left side of the page
  4. Select the year you wish to view and a PDF will open in a new window

2015 and previous years’ Form 1098-T are available by contacting One Stop at (513) 556-1000 or onestop@ucmail.uc.edu.

Students who do not grant consent by the time of our annual mailing will receive one paper copy of their form mailed to them. That form will be mailed to the students mailing, permanent, residence hall address (in that priority order) on record. UC will not supply any additional paper copies. To obtain a duplicate, a student would download it electronically through catalyst.uc.edu.