1098-T Tax Information

2016 1098-T Tax Forms are immediately available online.

The Internal Revenue Service requires that Elizabeth City State University issue Form 1098-T Tuition Payments Statement to students for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility for the Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credit.

Every student with a reportable transaction will receive form 1098-T.  A student is anyone enrolled in courses for which academic credit is given.

Elizabeth City State University reports amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses* and you will find this information reported in Box 2. We do not report payments received, this is not our reporting method; therefore, no amounts will be found in Box 1. 

Any adjustments made from prior year amounts billed will be found in Box 4.

Any scholarships and/or grants will be reported in Box 5.

Any adjustments made from prior year scholarships and/or grants will be reported in Box 6.

You may retrieve a copy of your 1098-T tax statement electronically on SSB for students if you need additional copies by taking the following actions:

  1. Go to the ECSU webpage.
  2. Choose the option for Banner.
  3. Scroll down to the option SSB for Students.
  4. Choose the option enter the secure area on SSB.
  5. Enter your Banner ID number and Pin.
  6. Choose the Student tab under the logo.
  7. Choose the option for Student Accounts.
  8. Choose the option for Tax Notification.
  9. Enter the four digit tax year and submit.

If you have specific questions regarding the use of the 1098-T or concerns about how this form affects your tax situation, please seek the advice of a tax professional. 

*Qualified tuition and related expenses as determined by the IRS do not include fees, room, board, insurance, medical expenses (including student health fees), transportation and similar personal, living or family expense.  These items will not be found on your 1098-T

You may also visit the IRS website for more information at www.irs.gov.