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Student Accounts
Bldg B, Room B151, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7380
Fax: 847-214-7445
: M-Th 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.;
F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Closed Fridays June - Aug.

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Registration & Records Office
Bldg B, Room B105, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7393
Fax: 847-214-7484

Tax Form (TSC1098-T)

We are pleased to announce that 1098T’s are now on the student portal! Simply log in to your account through the accessECC Portal and choose the 'Self-Service' app; log in again if prompted. From the self-service menu, choose 'Tax Information'. You will then be able to select the applicable tax year and print your 1098T!

Need more information? Read FAQs

Elgin Community College (ECC) is required to send this tax form to students who have eligible educational expenses. The student can then use the information provided to determine if he/she can claim an education tax credit.

If we do not have your SSN on file you will need to come to Registration and complete form W-9S
Note: Registration will not accept this information over the phone.

If you would like to be able to view/print your 2017 1098T online, please provide ECC with your SSN no later than Friday, December 15, 2017.

The IRS requires us to notify students that failure to provide a SSN or TIN could result in a financial penalty by the IRS to the student. Further, the student may not be allowed to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit for 2017 if an SSN or TIN is not provided by the filing deadline. For more details, please see section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please note, while the IRS requires the college to request your SSN/TIN for tax reporting purposes, you do not need a SSN/TIN to register for classes at ECC. Visit for more information.

Revoke Consent

When you revoke consent, you are agreeing to wait for Elgin Community College to mail your 1098T to you by January 31st.

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  • Elgin Community College
    Attn: Student Accounts
    1700 Spartan Drive
    Elgin IL, 60123-7193

Other Information

Your 1098-T will be available online for seven years following the close of a calendar tax year.


You can print a copy of your 1098-T for your records. Simply select the desired link in the 'Notation' column. A PDF image will appear for you to save and/or print.


While the IRS requires ECC to request SSNs/TINs, you do not need one to register for classes.

The IRS requires us to notify students that failure to provide a SSN or TIN could result in a financial penalty by the IRS to the student. Further, the student may not be allowed to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit for 2017 if an SSN or TIN is not provided by the filing deadline. For more details, please see section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Go to the Registration Office B105 or complete a W-9 form and mail it to:

  • Elgin Community College
    Registration Office B105
    1700 Spartan Dr
    Elgin IL, 60123

If you do not have a TIN, apply for one immediately. To apply for an SSN, get Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, from your local Social Security Administration Office or get this form online at or by calling 1-800-772-1213. Use Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, to apply for an ITIN, or Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to apply for an EIN. You can apply for an EIN online by accessing the IRS website at and Selecting on Employer Identification Number (EIN) under Starting a Business. You can get Forms W-7 and SS-4 from the IRS by visiting or by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).

If you are asked to complete Form W-9 but do not have a TIN, apply for a TIN and write “Applied For” in the space for the TIN, sign and date the form, and give it to the requester. Note. Entering “Applied For” means that you have already applied for a TIN or that you intend to apply for one soon.

The 1098T form is a required IRS form to report qualified educational expenses. Qualified educational expenses include courses for which you receive academic credit. This form is informational only in order to let students know they may qualify for the American Opportunity Tax Credit. It should not be considered as a tax opinion or advice. Please consult with your tax advisor to find out what additional information you need to qualify for the tax credit. Visit for more information.

Keep it with your tax documents and consult your tax preparer or the go to, to determine if you are eligible to take advantage of the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

If you have previously consented to electronic format and have not revoked consent, then you will not have to consent again. Your 1098T will be available in electronic format only. If you now want a paper copy, you will need to follow the directions to Revoke Consent on the Tax Form page of

Yes. Simply follow the login instructions listed above and print out a copy for your records. Remember by doing this, you are opting in to receive your 1098T online for future years.

Yes. You can by following the instructions provided and consent to electronic format. However, you will be consenting for future years and will no longer receive your 1098T by mail.

You may not have had charges for the tax year. While students must report payments, schools can choose to report payments or charges. ECC reports charges. In other words, ECC reports the charges on your account from January 1 to December 31 of the tax reporting year. It can get confusing due to the timing of the registration and term cycles. If you have any questions, give the Office of Student Accounts a call at 847-214-7380 and someone can walk you through the calculation.

Most likely, you signed up for your spring term classes before December 31 of the prior tax reporting year. Therefore, the charges would have been reported on last year’s 1098T.

Student loans and 529 plans are not part of the 1098T calculation. Any scholarships, grants, third party sponsorships, or other gift aid will be shown in box 5 on the 1098T.

ECC began providing 1098T’s online for the 2008 tax reporting year. You can access this on your own if you need a 1098T for 2008 or later. If you need one prior to that year, call Student Accounts at 847-214-7380. We can provide you with the information ECC reported to the IRS, but may be unable to provide you with the actual form. The IRS does not require you to submit the form with your tax return.

Your 1098T will be available to you online for seven years!

  1. Easily print at your convenience!
  2. Going green helps to contribute to the health of our planet by reducing resources used to mail the forms!
  3. ECC keep its costs lower which has an effect on tuition rates!

If your question is tax related, contact the IRS at If your question concerns the information provided on your 1098T, contact the Student Accounts Office at 847-214-7380.
Note: ECC refrains from offering tax advice regarding the 1098T to students.

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