What is a 1098-T?
The 1098-T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the IRS as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Eligible educational institutions are required to submit general student enrollment information and financial data for the corresponding tax year. Information included is student name, address, social security number or tax identification number, enrollment status, academic status, amount billed for qualified tuition OR amounts paid for qualified tuition (but NOT both), scholarship or grant amounts, and, if applicable, adjustments to prior year qualified tuition and/or adjustments to prior year scholarships.
Why aren’t there amounts in both boxes 1 and 2 on the 1098-T form?
Institutions may elect to report either the aggregate amount of payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses (box 1), or the aggregate amount billed for qualified tuition and related expenses (box 2) during the calendar year with respect to individuals enrolled for any academic period.
How do I receive my 1098-T?
1098-T forms are mailed on or before January 31st to the student’s mailing address recorded on file in our student database. To receive an electronic copy from our processor’s website you can follow the steps below:
- Go to https://heartland.ecsi.net/
Scroll down and select Tax Documents
Select CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR YOUR TAX FORM
Enter in your school Name: East Georgia College and select and submit this information.
Please fill in the information and verify that you are not a robot.
- After entering this information, please select Continue.
- Please select the + sign to the right of the 1098-T area, and your information will appear.
- Please view and print this information.