1098-T's

1098-T Forms

Please read our 1098-T FAQ's here.

The University is required to furnish a 1098-T form to each student with qualifying payments and/or scholarships every calendar year. The University also sends the 1098-T information to the IRS. The form does not need to be attached to a tax return; students may keep the form for their records.

We report payments towards qualified tuition and related expenses in Box 1 and scholarships/grants received in Box 5, based on the calendar year. If you need verification of the amount billed, you can review your Account Activity in the eBill system. Please consult with your tax professional for any questions related to the tax impact of your reported amounts.

The 1098-T is made available to eligible students in the eBill system by January 31st each year. Please make sure to also add @ecsi.net to your list of trusted domains. If you did not consent to receive your form electronically, the forms are mailed to the permanent or current address on file. 

Please note that Form 1098-T, Tuition Statements, should not be used to validate Form 1099-Q: Payments from Qualified Education Programs, which is used to report payments received from a 529 plan provider. Withdrawals from a 529 plan can be used to pay for expenses, such as room and board, however, per IRS rules payments received for these charges cannot be reported in Box 1 of a 1098-T. Statements of account are typically sufficient to show that 529 withdrawals were used for educational expenses.