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1098-T End-of-Year Tuition Statements for IRS Purposes

SUNY Schenectady County Community College is required to provide 1098-T, Tuition Statements to all students who meet the criteria set by the Internal Revenue Service. This form reports the amounts of payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses (box 1) and scholarships or grants (box 5) that posted to your account in the calendar year. Please note this is a change in reporting methods starting in 2018, per IRS regulations. The information on the 1098-T is being provided to assist students with filing for the education tax benefit/tax credit deductions.

For more information visit the IRS Web site and search for Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.

Some important reminders about the 1098-T:

  • Your 1098-T tax form reports the payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses to your account in the calendar year, and is for your information only. Unlike a W-2, for example, you may find that you do not enter the exact amounts from the 1098-T onto your tax return. Figures entered on your tax return are amounts that you have paid for qualifying tuition and fees.
  • Qualifying fees include: Aviation Fee, Technology Fee, Lab Fee and Music Fee. Non-Qualifying Fees: Activity Fee and Transportation Fee.
  • The College is not required to provide forms for students if your grants and scholarships for the year were equal to or greater than your qualifying tuition and fees; or you do not have a Social Security number on file.

Schenectady County Community College cannot provide you with tax advice.  Use your 1098-T Tuition Statement as a guide for claiming any tax credits and/or deductions that you may be eligible for or consult your tax professional.

Schenectady County Community College's federal identification number is 14-1503935.

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