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1098-T

Educational Tax Credit

Santa Clara University utilizes Tab Service Company (TSC) for the processing of your 1098-T form.

The 2021 1098-T forms will be available online by January 31, 2022. 


Santa Clara University staff does not provide tax advice to individuals.

The IRS form 1098-T is filed by Santa Clara University for each student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and has qualified payments towards qualified tuition and related expenses billed during the calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

Your personal financial records serve as official supporting documentation for your federal income tax return. 

There is no IRS requirement that you must claim the education credit. Claiming education tax benefits is a voluntary decision for those who qualify.

The deadline for remitting required documentation to Santa Clara University to obtain the 2021 1098-T form is March 25, 2022.

The 1098-T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the Internal Revenue Service (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 the student name, address, social security number or tax identification number, enrollment status, academic status, amounts paid for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE), scholarship and grant amounts, and if applicable, adjustment to prior year amounts reported. Universities are required to issue a 1098-T form for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility for educational tax credits.  

To obtain a copy of your 1098-T form, you will need the following information: site ID which is 11477; your username, which is your student ID number with the leading zeros, no W; and your password which is the last 4 digits of you social security number. If you logged in to the site in a prior year and cannot remember you password, select Forgot Password and an email will be sent to your scu.edu email address. The website for optaining your Form 1098-T is: www.tsc1098t.com.  

If you completed the required documentation and were eligible for a Form 1098-T for that year, you can obtain a copy from the following website: www.tsc1098t.com.
You will need the following information: site ID which is 11477; your username, which is your student ID number with the leading zeros, no W; and your password which is the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you logged in to the site in a prior year and cannot remember your password, select Forgot Password and an email will be sent to your scu.edu email address.

2017 Instructions
2018 to 2020 Instructions

For years prior to 2017, please send an email to Bursarpayplan@scu.edu or call (408) 554-4424.

Box 1 reports payments received from all sources for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) for the calendar year. Qualified expenses do not include charges for housing, meal plans, health insurance, transportation, and personal expenses.

Provided you are eligible to receive a form 1098-T, the forms will be available by January 31st. You will receive an email notification from the Bursar's Office notifying you the 1098-T form is available for viewing and downloading.

Santa Clara University staff members are prohibited from providing any legal or tax advice. Please contact a qualified tax advisor for assistance on determining educational tax credits. For assistance on how to complete tax returns, please contact the IRS directly at (800) 829-1040 and/or refer to one of the links listed below:

https://www.irs.gov

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/students

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf

No, the address on the Form 1098-T will not adversely affect your ability to file tax returns. The most important information on the form is your social security number or individual taxpayer identification number. However, please ensure the University has your current address. You can review and update your address on eCampus. 

 

If you did not receive an IRS Form 1098-T, possible explanations are: 

  • We do not have a valid social security number or individual taxpayer identification number on file for you. 
  • There were no qualified charges posted during the calendar tax year.
  • You are a non-degree seeking student.
  • You were not enrolled during the calendar tax year.

Provided you are eligible to receive a Form 1098-T, you must complete a W-9S form and submit it securely to the Bursar's Office. All forms must be submitted electronically through the secure file transfer system which is accessed via eCampus. Do not mail or email the W-9S Form since neither are secure forms of transmission for sensitive personally identifiable information. W-9S fillable form 2021

 W-9S forms must be received by January 21, 2022.

Yes, provided the student is eligible to receive a 1098-T form for 2021, any student with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) must submit a new W-9S form each year. All W-9S forms need to be submitted electronically to the Bursar's Office through the secure file transfer option in eCampus. W-9S fillable form 2021

 W-9S forms must be received by January 21, 2022.