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IRS Form 1098-T Tuition Statement for 2019

Middlebury College provided the IRS Form 1098-T Tuition Statement to students who made payments for qualified educational expenses during the 2019 calendar year. As determined by the IRS, qualified expenses are amounts paid for tuition and mandatory fees that are required for enrollment. At Middlebury, the tuition and student activity fee are qualfied expenses. According to the IRS for the 1098-T form, the room and board fee is not a qualified expense, therefore it is not reportable on the 1098-T form. (Please note that in most cases room and board fees are qualified expenses for 529 plan payments. Please contact the 529 plan with questions about qualifying expenses.)  

Students can view and print their 2019 1098-T form at www.tsc1098t.com. A hard copy of the form was mailed to home mailing addresses for students who have not provided consent for online access to the form at TSC1098-T Web Services. If a student provided consent for online access last year, the student will need to log into www.tsc1098t.com with their username and password.  Questions about login credentials can be directed to the student call center at 888-220-2540.

New Users:  view and print 1098-T at www.tsc1098t.com
SITE ID: 11486
USERNAME: Middlebury Student ID (starting with zeros)
TEMPORARY PASSWORD: Student’s Last four digits of Social Security Number

Users with Logon Credentials: view and print 1098-T at www.tsc1098t.com
SITE ID: 11486
USERNAME:  Middlebury Student ID or username student updated at time of previous login
PASSWORD: password created at time of previous login

For questions about the information on the 1098-T please email bursar@middlebury.edu or call 802-443-5907.

For more information about 1098-T, visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5197.pdf.

IRS Form 1098-T Tuition Statement provides information about paid educational expenses that may qualify students or their parents/guardians for education-related tax credits. Information about claiming education tax credits can be found at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf and at https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/education-credits-questions-and-answers

Middlebury does not provide personal tax advice. For tax questions, please seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.

1098T FAQ

What is Form 1098T?

Colleges and universities are required by U.S. law each year to provide U.S. persons Form 1098T.  This informational form assists families in calculating any education tax credit or deduction for which they may be eligible to claim based on amounts spent for education in a given calendar year.  To learn more about education credits see IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.

You are considered a U.S. person if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen, or
  • A lawful U.S. permanent resident, or
  • A resident alien for tax purposes
What is included in Box 1?

The IRS requires that Middlebury complete Box 1. Box 2 is intentionally left blank. Box 1 contains the total amount of payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses from all sources (e.g. 529 plans, personal payments, student and parent loans, grants, scholarships..etc.)during the calendar year

Do I need to provide Middlebury with my Social Security Number (SSN)?

Yes.  The Registrar's Office maintains your official record.  If you did not initially supply your SSN on your admission application you should update your student record.

Why is there not an amount in Box 2?

The IRS requires that Middlebury complete Box 1. Box 2 is intentionally left blank. The IRS no longer gives the option of reporting amounts billed.

I am a parent and need a copy of my student’s Form 1098-T. How do I obtain one?

Parents must request this form from their student. The College is unable to provide this document to anyone except the student.

What is Qualified Tuition Related Expenses(QTRE)?

QTRE includes:

  • Tuition and Student Activities Fee

 QTRE excludes:

  • Room and board, student medical insurance,  and various fees and charges

1098-E Student Loan Interest Statement

Middlebury provides borrowers with an IRS form 1098-E to report the amount of interest paid in any given tax year for Perkins, Middlebury College, Fletcher Jones and Brinning Institutional Loans.

Borrowers who pay interest of $600 or more will receive their copy in the mail from Heartland ECSI at the end of January. Borrowers, who pay less than $600, will be notified on their billing statement from Heartland ECSI, our service provider. Middlebury also submits this form to the IRS electronically.

If any questions, please contact Heartland ECSI at 888-549-3274 or cservice@ecsi.net.

Middlebury cannot provide tax advice. For additional information, contact your tax adviser or the IRS.

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