The 2014 1098T forms were mailed on January 24, 2015. Students who signed up for electronic delivery were sent an email on January 22, 2015 with a PIN and a link to their online 1098T. All students, regardless of delivery choice, can go online to log in and print their 2014 1098T at www.ecsi.net/taxinfo.html. Please see the FAQs below for further information on how to access your online 1098T.
1098T FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The University is not a tax authority. These Frequently Asked Questions are intended to provide general information on how your 1098T form was prepared and to make taxpayers aware of potential tax credits. This information does not and is not intended to provide either legal or tax advice. Accordingly, you may wish to seek information and advice from your Tax Advisor or visit www.irs.gov.
The University is required to send you a 1098T form so that you can use it to determine if you are eligible for either the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning tax credit. To see if you qualify for the credit, consult with your Tax Advisor or visit www.irs.gov. To view IRS FAQs you can enter “1098t questions” into the search box.
When will I receive a 1098T form?
The 2014 1098T forms were mailed on January 24, 2015. Those students who signed up for electronic delivery were sent an email on January 22, 2015 with a PIN and a link to their online 1098T. All students, regardless of delivery choice, can go online to view and print their 2014 1098T at www.ecsi.net/taxinfo.html. See the two FAQs immediately below that explain how to access your online 1098T.
How do I access my 1098T form if I do not receive one?
You can access prior years’ 1098T forms online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Log into the KeanWISE Student Menu and click on “1098T Online Access” in the “Financial Information” section. You may also go to www.ecsi.net/taxinfo.html to log in and retrieve your 1098T.
What information do I need to log in to my account to view my 1098T form?
You were sent login credentials with your 1098T form last year. If you no longer have those credentials, or if you are logging onto the site for the first time, follow these instructions:
To access your account and retrieve your 1098T form, you will need three login credentials:
1)School Code: OY
2)Account Number: your social security number
Click here to retrieve your login credentials
Your login credentials will appear after you click ”Submit”.
Why are there no payments listed in Box 1 of my 1098T form?
IRS regulations specify “Institutions may report either payments received during the calendar year in Box 1 or amounts billed during the calendar year in Box 2.” Kean University reports amounts billed in Box 2 so Box 1 is always empty. As a courtesy, Kean University provides an annual Account Statement that lists payments made by students to Kean during the preceding calendar year. The Account Statement is posted online beneath the 1098T form for the corresponding year and can be accessed as indicated above.
What Qualified Expenses are used to compute eligibility for a tax credit?
Box 2 on the 1098T form contains qualified expenses that might be considered when doing your taxes. The following chart displays the expenses that are considered qualified or non-qualified. You should consult your Tax Advisor or visit www.irs.gov for definitive clarification.
NON QUALIFIED EXPENSES
Tuition and Fees
Housing and Meal Plan charges
Registration fees, for example:
late registration fee
student teaching fee
Health Insurance Fee
Course materials required to enroll or attend
– not included on 1098T form –
student must use their own receipts
University Application fee
Housing Application fee
University parking fine
What if I think that the amounts on my 1098T form are incorrect?
1)It might be a timing issue. A 1098T form reflects only transactions that happened during the calendar tax year. If you registered in 2013, your registration charges were in Box 2 of your 2013 1098T. If your scholarship disbursed in 2014, it will be in Box 5 of your 2014 1098T.
2)Due to timing issues, the registration charges in box 2 of your 1098T form might be different from the amount you actually paid in that calendar year.
3)Loans are not included on a 1098T, only scholarships go into Box 5.
Below are some examples of timing issues:
EXAMPLE: Mary registered in November 2013 for the Spring 2014 semester, so those registration charges were in Box 2 of her 2013 1098T form.
EXAMPLE: John registered in November 2014 for the Winter Break 2015 term, so those registration charges will be in Box 2 of his 2014 1098T form.
EXAMPLE: Mary registered in November 2013 for the Spring 2014 semester and those registration charges were in Box 2 of her 2013 1098T form. Her Spring 2014 Scholarship disbursed in February 2014, so it will be reflected in Box 5 of her 2014 1098T form.
EXAMPLE: George registered in November 2013 for 6 credits in the Spring 2014 semester, so those registration charges were in Box 2 of his 2013 1098T form. In January 2014, George registered for 3 more credits for the Spring 2014 semester. The registration charges for the 3 additional credits will be on his 2014 1098T form.
EXAMPLE: Glenda registered for 6 credits in November 2013 for the Spring 2014 semester, so the registration charges for those 6 credits were in Box 2 of her 2013 1098T form. In January 2014, Glenda dropped one 3 credit class for the Spring 2014 semester. The registration charges for the 3 dropped credits will be in Box 4 of her 2014 1098T form as an adjustment/reduction to Box 2 of the 2013 1098T form.
Yes. If you enrolled for classes during 2014, you will generally receive a 1098T form for that calendar year, even if you are no longer a student at the end of 2014. If you do not receive a 2014 1098T form, you can contact Student Accounting at 908-737-3240 after February 2, 2015.
I am a non-resident alien student. Will I receive a 1098T form?
Kean does not file a 1098T form for nonresident alien (“NRA”) students unless specifically requested by the student. If a NRA student wants a 1098T form, they should visit the Student Accounting office on the third floor of the Administration building and submit the form “Student Request for 2014 Form 1098T”. If they have a Taxpayer Identification Number (“TIN”), they must provide documentation of the TIN.
Why is there no social security number on my 1098T form?
You did not have a valid social security number in Kean’s database. Go to the Registrar with your social security card so that a valid SSN can be entered for you. Then visit the Student Accounting office on the third floor of the Administration building and submit the form “Student Request for 2014 Form 1098T”.
What is Kean University’s Tax ID number?