About Form 1098-T

Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you were considered full- or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970 - PDF.

The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of your tax return.

Elgin Community College is unable to provide you with individual tax advice, but should you have questions, you should seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.

Below is a blank sample of the 2019 Form 1098-T that you will receive in January 2020 for your general reference.

2019 Form 1098-T Sample:
2019 1098-T Form Sample

Accessing Your 1098-T

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 1098-T.

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