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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, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Often times, tuition for the spring term is billed in the prior calendar year.   For example, charges for the spring 2015 term were billed in November and December, 2014.  These amounts billed are reflected on the 2014 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 2016            12/31/2015
Fall 2015                 08/26/2015
Summer 2015         05/11/2015
Spring 2015             12/31/2014

Paralegal/Coaching/Certified Financial Planner students:

Coaching/CFP 2015-2016              09/11/2015
Coaching/CFP 2014-2015              09/11/2014
Paralegal Winter 2015                   12/31/2014
Paralegal Fall 2015                         09/14/2015
Paralegal Summer 2015                 06/08/2015
Paralegal Spring 2015                     03/30/2015
Paralegal Winter 2016                    12/31/2015

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.