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Middlebury College provides the IRS Form 1098-T Tuition Statement to students who made payments for qualified tuition and related expenses. The information on the IRS Form 1098-T Tuition Statement is used by students to determine if they or their parents/guardians qualify for education-related tax credits. Information about claiming education tax credits can be found at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-benefits-for-education-information-center 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.

Please use the login instructions below to view and print your 2020 form at www.tsc1098t.com starting January 31, 2021.

Hard copies of the 2020 form will be mailed to students who have not provided consent for electronic access at www.tsc1098t.com. Log into your account following the instructions below to give your consent for electronic access and have access to view and print the form.

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 (If you have forgotten your password you may click on the Forgot Password link and an email will be sent to the email address on file. If there is no email address on file then you will receive a message stating no information found.)

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 

Set up a new password that is at least eight characters and contains at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one numeric character and one special character.  This will be your new password for future logon attempts. The last four digits of your SSN will no longer work once you have set up your password.

If you do not have an SSN or ITIN, enter 0000 for the temporary password.  After clicking Log in, an automated email will be sent to your email address on file and allow you to reset your password.

Once you have entered your new password, you will be presented with the online consent form.  If you agree, click on “Consent”.  If you consent, you will NOT be mailed a 1098-T and must return to the site after January 31, 2021 to view and print a copy of your 2020 Form 1098-T.  Your consent will apply to 2020 and subsequent years.

Questions about login credentials can be directed to the TSC student call center at 888-220-2540. For all other questions, please email sfs@middlebury.edu or call 802-443-5158.

Please note that fees for room and board are not qualified expenses as defined by the IRS. Therefore payments made for room and board fees are not reported on the 1098-T. (In most cases room and board fees are qualified expenses for 529 plan payments. Please contact your 529 plan with questions about qualifying expenses.)

To access your 2019 or 2018 forms, please follow the login instructions.

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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