IRS Form 1098-T: Tuition Statement

By January 31st, Georgia Southern University will be mailing IRS 1098-T forms. The 1098-T form, also referred to as the “Tuition Statement”, is mailed to the student by Georgia Southern University to assist you, the taxpayer, in determining if you are eligible for a federal education tax credit.


1098-T FAQ

Applicable tax year: 2018

What are the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit?

For information about these two tax credit options, you may access IRS Publication 970.


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Why is there nothing represented in Box 2 on my 1098-T?

Institutions of higher education are mandated, as of tax year 2018, to report payments received (Box 1) to the IRS.

As of tax year 2018, Box 2 reporting is no longer permissible under federal law.

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What charges are considered “qualified” or “eligible” charges?

Eligible or qualified charges are any in-state or out-of-state tuition charges plus the following fees: athletic, athletic facility, recreation activity center, student activity, student center, technology, sustainability, USG institutional, course fees, and testing fees.

As of tax year 2018, federal law mandates that eligible or qualified charges be calculated and used to cap your payments received amount in Box 1.


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What charges are considered “non-qualified” charges?

Non-qualified charges include, but are not limited to, the following: books, housing, meal plans, health fees, insurance, or any transportation fees or costs.

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What is the timeline for the 1098-T?

Calendar/Tax year (January 1st-December 31st).

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Why wasn’t the 1098-T mailed from the University?

To simplify reporting and to promote the best customer service for students and their families, the University contracted with TAB Service Company. In addition to mailing forms, TAB hosts the website. Note, however; that the filer’s information (name, address, telephone number, and federal identification number) on your form all pertain to Georgia Southern University.

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Did you send a copy of this form to the IRS?

Yes. Section 6050S of the Internal Revenue Code, as enacted by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, requires institutions to file information returns to assist taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service in determining eligibility for the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning education tax credits. The annual deadline to file the required tax information electronically is March 31, although data may be transmitted earlier as circumstances allow.

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My 1098-T was mailed to the wrong address. How do I obtain a duplicate copy?

To obtain a duplicate 1098-T form, you may access:

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Why was my 1098-T mailed to the wrong address?

1098-T forms are mailed to the student’s active address listed in WINGS. If your 1098-T was mailed to the wrong address, please make sure all information in WINGS is currently up-to-date. You can update address information in WINGS by clicking:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Update Address(es) and Phone(s)

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What credentials do I use to login at

Enter the Site ID 11514
Username: Student ID
Password: Last 4 digits of your SSN (You will be prompted to change your password at your first login).

If you need to use the Lost Site ID/Username/Password functions at, please note that
you must enter your student email address to retrieve lost information. Your email
address is viewable in WINGS under Personal Information, View Email Address(es).

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I’m a parent. Can I have my student’s 1098-T form sent to me?

Students must make all information requests. The student is responsible for providing information to other parties in accordance with FERPA (Family Education Right to Privacy Act).

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I do my own taxes, how do I find out what to do?

The University can’t provide tax advice. You can contact the IRS by phone or through their website to ask questions.

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Do I actually submit the 1098-T with my tax return?

There is no requirement for the 1098-T to be attached along with your tax return. This document may be kept for your personal records.

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The social security number (SSN) on my form is missing or incorrect.

Reporting to the IRS depends primarily on your SSN. It is very important for you to have the correct information on file with the University. To correct the 1098-T generated:

1. Provide the Bursar’s Office your valid SSN (copy of your social security card) in person or by certified mail.

A 1098-T form will not be reissued unless authorized by the Bursar’s Office. You may view and print your updated record at The updated 1098-T will not be mailed. An updated copy will be sent by TAB to the IRS.

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The name on the 1098-T is incorrect.

1. Provide the Registrar’s Office with your valid name using the Name Change Form

2. Contact the Bursar’s Office and inform us of the change.

A 1098-T form will not be reissued unless authorized by the Bursar’s Office. You may view and print your updated record at The updated 1098-T will not be mailed. An updated copy will be sent by TAB to the IRS.

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I’m a non-resident alien. Will I receive a 1098-T form?

The IRS does not require forms to be filed for any student coded as a non-resident alien. However, forms are available upon request. To request a form, please contact the Student Accounts Office. We will process your form and TAB will transmit to the IRS. Paper forms will not be mailed, but will be made available online at

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I’m a Canadian student and the Canada Revenue Agency will not accept the 1098-T form. What should I do?

You will need to complete form TL11A (Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificate – University Outside Canada). Please bring this form to the Student Accounts Office so that we can complete the educational institution portion of the form.


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Where can I access 1098-T forms for prior tax years (2017 and before)?

Georgia Southern Students
Tax Year 2017: Available in WINGS and on
Tax Year 2016 and Before: Available in WINGS only

Prior Armstrong Students
Tax Year 2017 and Before: Submit your request via email at and use email subject “Armstrong Campus {Insert Year} 1098-T Request”

The form will be mailed to your active address on file.

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I still have questions!

Contact the Office of Student Accounts at 912-478-0999 or

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Last updated: 7/25/2019

Bursar's Office • PO Box 8155 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0999