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1098-T-FAQ

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What is a 1098-T form?

The 1098-T form is a tax document that colleges and universities are required to issue to students for the purpose of determining eligibility for education tax credits.

The 1098-T is for your information and it is your responsibility to determine your eligible tax credit yourself or with the services of a tax professional. You can find more information on the IRS website.

I received a 1098-T form in the mail. Do I owe money to the College?

No, the 1098-T form is not a bill.

Which semesters are included on the 1098-T form?

The 1098-T tax form includes amounts assessed in the previous tax year.

For example, a 1098-T form for 2013 would include Spring 2014 tuition and fees if the classes were billed in December 2013. You can find more information on the IRS website.

My payments for tuition and fees are different than what is reported on my 1098-T form. Why?

The IRS allows Institutions to report either Payments Received or Amounts Billed. Pima Community College has elected to report qualified tuition and expenses billed (box 2). Payments are not shown on the 1098-T.

Where can I find my payment history?

You can access your payment history through MyPima.

  • login to MyPima
  • select the Students tab and then Register and pay
  • select My Account Manager from the My Account section.
  • select Payment tab and then Payment History

Waivers and credits may also be included in the Payment column.

Can I get my 1098-T electronically?

The 1098-T form is available electronically

  • login to MyPima
  • select the Students tab and then Register and pay
  • select My Account Manager from the My Account section
  • your 1098-T will be listed under Statements.

Why didn't I receive a 1098-T form?

You will not receive a 1098-T if any of the following criteria apply.

  • scholarships, grants and third party payments meet or exceed the charges billed to you
  • you are enrolled exclusively in non-credit courses
  • you have an expired or inactive mailing address in MyPima. Update your mailing address in MyPima by selecting the Home tab and then selecting Update Personal Information in the Personal Info section.
  • you are not a U.S. citizen or you do not have a permanent resident alien status
  • you have not provided the College with your Social Security number (see the next question)

Why do I need to provide my Taxpayer ID to receive a 1098-T?

The IRS requires all 1098T forms to include the Taxpayer ID (Social Security Number) of the student. Students generally enter their Social Security Number (SSN) on their admissions application.

If you did not provide your SSN with you were admitted, or added it later, you can find instructions for updating your student record on the 1098T forms webpage.

If you are unsure if your SSN is in the Pima Community College system, just call or visit your campus Student Services Center.

Also available: Student Accounts FAQ