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Taxpayer Relief Act

IRS Form 1098-T

You may be eligible for education tax credits if you are paying education costs for yourself or a member of your immediate family. IRS Form 1098-T will enable you to determine if you qualify.

Duquesne University is required to provide the IRS Form 1098-T for all enrolled students, as long as there was a reportable transaction on their account.  We must also provide the enrollment and financial information to the IRS.  Transactions that are identified as reportable include tuition and fees a student must pay to be enrolled in a degree program.  If the student is enrolled in a course for which no academic credit is given, even if the student is in a degree program, the University will not provide a 1098-T.  Also, please note that nonresident alien students will be provided the form upon request.

Duquesne University reports the amount billed for qualifying tuition and fees in Box 2 and the total amount of scholarships and grants in Box 5.    It is the student’s responsibility to determine the taxability of scholarships or grants received. For information, please log onto www.irs.gov and access IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education. The IRS has also developed the Interactive Tax Assistant, an online progression of questions to help taxpayers determine their eligibility for either the AOTC, the Lifetime Learning Credit, or the above-the-line deduction for tuition and fees.

The amounts in either box are for the calendar year (January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013). Often times, tuition for the spring term is billed in the prior calendar year.   For example, charges for the spring 2013 term were billed in November and December, 2012.  These amounts billed are reflected on the 2012 1098-T.  Transactions are grouped by type,(tuition, fees, payments, non qualified).  Detailed information can be found on the supplemental form provided or you can log into www.duq.edu/dori and select:

Self Service Banner>Student Information>Student Account>Access QuikPay>View Accounts>Select Action>Account Status

The dates on the 1098-T form that correspond to specific terms are described below:

Traditional students:

Spring 2014            12/31/2013
Fall 2013                 08/26/2013
Summer 2013         05/06/2013
Spring 2013            01/03/2013

Paralegal/Coaching/Certified Financial Planner students:

Coaching/CFP 2013-2014              09/11/2013
Paralegal Winter 2014                    12/31/2013
Paralegal Fall 2013                         09/16/2013
Paralegal Summer 2013                 06/10/2013
Paralegal Spring 2013                    04/01/2013
Paralegal Winter 2013                    01/07/2013

Log onto http://www.1098-t.com to view and print your form.  You may also enroll to receive future forms electronically.  Select  "Access My Record" and you will be prompted through a series of steps validating personal information.  Once you have logged into your personal account,  a link will be provided to receive the forms online.  You will  need to provide a current and valid email address.