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1098T Information

The 1098T tax form is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tuition statement which is intended to help students file their federal income tax return.  The University of New Haven mails paper copies of the 1098 T tax form to students each January and also reports this same information to the IRS.

The federal tax code, administered by the IRS, has provided for a number of education tax benefits. Complete information on these benefits may be found in IRS Publication 970.

Please note that the release of 1098T information is governed by federal privacy laws (FERPA) and cannot be released to parents or tax preparers without the authorization of the student.

The following information may help to clarify questions regarding your 1098T form.

  • Box 1 is intentionally left blank because UNH reports charges in box 2 and does not report payments in box 1.  Colleges and universities are not permitted to populate both box 1 and 2.
  • The value in box 2 includes tuition and fee charges posted in 2015 and does not include room, board, insurance, or other incidental charges per IRS regulations.
  • If a student was enrolled in the spring of 2015, the charges may have been posted in December of 2014 and therefore would have appeared on the 2014 1098T form.  However, since spring term classes began in 2015, financial aid credits would have posted in 2015 and would be reported on the 2015 1098T form.

No UNH employee may give tax advice regarding the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit.  If you are unsure about your eligibility or have any tax preparation questions, you should consult with a qualified tax preparer or advisor.  You can also consult IRS Publication 990 or visit the IRS website.