What is a 1098-T?
A 1098-T form is an IRS tax form that BYU fills out and sends to the IRS for most students. It provides documentation for tuition and tuition-related expenses that are paid in a calendar year. The information provided can be used to determine your eligibility for certain tax credits including the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit.
BYU typically publishes the 1098-T forms at the end of January (January 31). You can access the information online through My Financial Center. Choose Other, Tax Information, IRS Form 1098-T - Tuition Statement. When you navigate to this page, you will be asked if you would like to elect online delivery of the 1098-T. If you do not choose electronic delivery, the 1098-T should be mailed to your permanent mailing address listed on MyBYU.
The most common reasons for not being issued a 1098-T include:
- No payments in the year in question
- No Social Security Number
- No U.S. citizenship
- Not a BYU degree-seeking student
You can find FAQs about the 1098-T here. If you have questions about whether you are eligible for a 1098-T, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-422-6629. Please allow up to five business days for a response.
Using a 1098-T
BYU does not issue advice or counsel about how to file taxes. If you have specific questions about how to report the 1098-T, please contact a tax specialist.