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What is a 1098-T?

The 1098-T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the IRS as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Eligible educational institutions are required to submit general student enrollment information and financial data for the corresponding tax year. Information included is student name, address, social security number or tax identification number, enrollment status, academic status, amount billed for qualified tuition OR amounts paid for qualified tuition (but NOT both), scholarship or grant amounts, and, if applicable, adjustments to prior year qualified tuition and/or adjustments to prior year scholarships.

Why aren’t there amounts in both boxes 1 and 2 on the 1098-T form?

Institutions may elect to report either the aggregate amount of payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses (box 1), or the aggregate amount billed for qualified tuition and related expenses (box 2) during the calendar year with respect to individuals enrolled for any academic period.

How do I receive my 1098-T?

1098-T forms are mailed on or before January 31st to the student’s mailing address recorded on file in our student database. To receive an electronic copy from our processor’s website you can follow the steps below:

  1. Go to https://heartland.ecsi.net/
  2. Select the "Click here" to access your 1098-T tax form

     
  3. Enter in your school Name: East Georgia College and select and submit this information.
  4. Please fill in the information and verify that you are not a robot.
    NOTE: Please be aware that the zip code East Georgia State College has on file during the time 1098-Ts are processed (normally in January) is the zip code needed in this section.
  5. After entering this information, please select Continue.
  6. Please select the + sign to the right of the 1098-T area, and your information will appear.
    NOTE: You may have more than one 1098-T available if you attended East Georgia State College before this tax filing year.  Please select the correct year that is needed.
  7. Please view and print this information by selecting "View/Print Statement".
    NOTE: You may need to turn off your pop-up blocker to view and print the tax form.

     
  8. East Georgia's EIN Tax # (under FILER'S federal identification number) is located on your statement, as shown below: