1098-T Statement Update

Students who signed up for electronic 1098-T statements will receive an email notice when their statement is available from Columbia's contracted third-party service, Xerox TCRS(Tax Credit Reporting Service).

For those who did not sign up to receive the form electrtonically, Columbia is mailing 1098-T statements to the permanent address on file in SSOL beginning Tuesday, January 22.

About the 1098-T

The 1098-T statement is a federal tax form that allows a student or family member to determine eligibility for federal educational tax credits. These benefits allow taxpayers to reduce their federal income tax based upon qualified tuition and fees, and can be claimed on federal taxes by using Form 8863.

Educational institutions are required to report to students the amounts of qualified tuition expenses that were billed to them during the calendar year. This form will assist students in determining if they qualify for an educational tax credit.

Downloading the 1098-T

To access your 1098-T online, visit www.1098-T.com, select "Access My Record," and enter your SSN and Last Name. You may bypass the PIN field if this is your first time logging in. You will be asked to provide some information to verify your identity and create a 4-digit PIN for future access. Upon completion of this process, you will be directed to your record page, where you may select the tax year and click "View My 1098-T Tax Form."

Note to international students: Columbia University provides an online 1098-T form at www.1098-T.com.  If you have a permanent address in the United States, a paper copy of the 1098-T form also is mailed annually to that address.