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1098-T FAQ's

Get copies of your 1098-T
  1. What is Form 1098-T?
  2. How can I find out if I am eligible for a tax benefit?
  3. I think I should have received a 1098-T, but did not get one. What should I do?
  4. Why is Box 1 blank?
  5. How did the College calculate the figures included in Form 1098-T Box 1 Amounts paid for qualified tuition and related expenses?
  6. What amounts appear in Box 4 - Adjustments made for a prior year?
  7. How did the College figure out what figures to include in Form 1098-T Box 5 Scholarships or grants?
  8. What amounts appear in Box 6 - Adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year?
  9. I did not keep information on my payments and student loans. Where can I get copies?
  10. I was not a half time student for the whole year, why did you check Box 8 Check if at least half-time student?
  1. What is Form 1098-T?

    1098-T forms will be generated for students who have a valid tax identification number on file with RCC and who have paid tuition and fee expenses in the tax year in question. For individuals, this is your social security number. If you do not have a social security number on file with RCC, a 1098-T form will not automatically be generated for you. RCC is required to provide information on the 1098-T regarding the amount of tuition and mandatory fees charged to the student; scholarships and grants received for the student by the College; and whether the student was enrolled at least-half time at some point during the tax year.  RCC is not required to furnish a statement for non-credit courses, nonresident alien students, students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or paid entirely with scholarships or grants, and students who do not provide a valid SSN. Please note: employees of RCC can not provide guidance on how to use these forms to prepare your taxes. If you are unsure on how these forms should be used, please consult a tax professional.

  2. How can I find out if I am eligible for a tax benefit?

    Read The Higher Education Federal Tax Benefits Guide and IRS Publication 970, contact the IRS at (800) 829-1040, or contact a tax advisor for information on how to determine if you qualify for one of the tax benefits.

  3. I think I should have received a 1098-T, but did not get one. What should I do?

    1098-T tax forms will be mailed on January 31, 2015. An electronic copy will be available by January 9, 2015 by going to myRogue and logging into your student account profile. To receive the 1098-T electronically, please update your preference by selecting "Receive 1098-T electronically."

    If you have questions about your 1098-T, please contact RCC via e-mail at hope@roguecc.edu. Please allow two weeks for a response to your inquiry. Please include the following in your email: name, ID#, current address and a phone number where we can reach you. If you are a non-resident alien, the IRS does not require us to send you a form, but we are able to provide you with a billing history.

    Since I received Form 1098-T from the College, will I qualify for one of these tax benefits?

  4. Not necessarily. Read The Higher Education Federal Tax Benefits Guideand IRS Publication 970, contact the IRS at (800) 829-1040, or contact a tax advisor for information on how to determine if you qualify for one of the tax benefits. The College is not required to furnish a statement for non-credit courses, nonresident alien students, students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or paid entirely with scholarships or grants, and students who do not provide a valid SSN. Please contact a tax professional for advice on 1098-T's.

  5. Why is Box 1 blank?

    Box 1 ("Payments Received for Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses ") is blank because RCC reports in Box 2 ("Amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses ") instead. The IRS provides the option for schools to report either "Payments received" in Box 1, or "Amounts billed" in Box 2, but not both. Rogue Community College elects to use Box 2 as a service to our students.

  6. How did the College calculate the figures included in Form 1098-T Box 2 Amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses?

    The figure in Box 2, Amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses includes the total amount billed during the calendar year 2014 for terms that started in 2013 or the first three months of 2014 if the billing and registration occurred in 2013.

  7. What amounts appear in Box 4 - Adjustments made for a prior year?

    This box shows any adjustment made in 2014 to prior year qualified tuition and related expenses that were reported in 2013. This amount may reduce any allowable education credit you may claim for 2014.

  8. How did the College calculate the amounts included in Form 1098-T Box 5 - Scholarships or grants?

    The figure in Box 4 Scholarships or grants includes scholarships, grants, and payments made by a third party (not your parents or other individual) during the calendar year 2014.

  9. What amounts appear in Box 6 - Adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year?

    This box includes any adjustments/reductions that occurred in 2014 for scholarships, grants, or third-party deferrals originally disbursed or paid in 2013.

  10. I did not keep information on my payments and student loans. Where can I get copies?

    Log into myRogue, select Account History and select the correct tax year. This report is a complete detail of the charges and payments made to your student account.

  11. I was not a half time student for the whole year, why did you check Box 8 Check if at least half-time student?

    The College checks that box if you were half-time or more for at least one term that began during the year. This information is important in determining eligibility for the Hope Credit.