1098T Tuition Statement

Eligible students will be receiving the 1098T tuition statement each year during January outlining the prior year’s tax information.

The IRS instructs institutions to report either payments received (Box 1) or amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses (Box 2) on the 1098T. Once an institution has selected one of these options, they cannot change reporting methods between calendar years without IRS permission. Niagara reports amounts billed during the tax year for qualified tuition and related expenses (Box 2), and gift aid, grants, and third party payments. This is the way many other four-year higher education institutions report the 1098T. 

There are several reasons why a student may not receive a 1098T form from Niagara. These are: if the record has an incorrect billing address, student is a non-resident alien, a foreign student, high school student, or if the student did not have tuition or scholarships charged or credited during the tax year.

Pre-payment: The pre-payment regulation explains if tuition is paid during one tax year for an academic period that befings during the first three months of the following tax year, taxpayers may claim the credit for the year in which the payment was made. Nevertheless, this information may not appear on the 1098T if the student is not registered prior to the end of the tax year.

The 1098Ts will be available in WebAdvisor in late January for any college student who has had tuition charged or received scholarships in the tax year. Once logged into WebAdvisor, under Financial Resources, choose the 1098T Viewable Form option. Complete the consent to view the form and then you will be able to view and print your 1098T. 1098Ts from 2008 can still be found on myNU. If you are having difficulties with this and want us to mail a copy to you, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 716.286.8300 or email us atsao@niagara.edu. Students graduating in May do not normally have a 1098T for the following January since tuition is charged in December of the preceding year. No high school students will receive a 1098T, as the law states a student must be working toward a degree.

NOTE: It is up to each taxpayer to determine eligibility for the credits and how to calculate them. Niagara University cannot advise you on how to claim the credit.

1098T Tuition Statement

The 1098T is an informational form letting you know what information has been sent to the IRS. A 1098T is sent to each student who has relevant tuition billed during the tax year, or scholarships and grants credited during that relevant tax year. Niagara University is required by the IRS to issue 1098Ts.

What should you do with the 1098T form?

Review the "Instructions for Student" on the 1098T. Then, consult with your tax advisor. We have furnished you with a detailed statement of your student account. This statement shows all activity for the tax year and should assist you and/or your tax consultant in preparing your income tax return.

Explanation of Amounts Reported

Amounts reported include relevant tuition billed, scholarships and grants processed between 01/01/20XX and 12/31/20XX.

What should I do if I did not receive a 1098T form?

If you did not receive a 1098T tax form, please follow the instruction at the top of this page to view and print the form from your WebAdvisor account or contact us to send you a copy. If you did not have relevant tuition billed, scholarships and grants processed during that relevant tax year there will not be a 1098T.

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