Tuition Payment Statement (1098-T)

The 1098-T form, also referred to as the "Tuition Payment Statement", is mailed to the student to assist you, the taxpayer, in determining if you are eligible to claim tax credits such as the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit for educational expenses.

How do I obtain my 1098-T form electronically?

  • Click the “Download your 1098-T” link above, or go to http://tra.vangent.com (note: Internet Explorer 9 users may need to use “Compatibility View”)
  • Click the “First Time Students” Button.
  • Enter your full First and Last names and the last 5 digits of your Social Security Number.
  • Click Submit.

What is the 1098-T form?

The 1098-T form, also referred to as the "Tuition Payment Statement", is mailed to the student to assist you, the taxpayer, in determining if you are eligible to claim tax credits such as the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit for educational expenses.

What are the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit?

To review information about these two Tax Credit options as a result of the Tax Relief Act of 1997, you may access IRS Publication 970, "Tax Benefits for Education."

Where can I view my 1098-T information?

You can view the information contained within the 1098-T by clicking: (from the main menu of student account) "Account Activity" in the drop down menu under Finances. It should be noted that specific dates can be selected under "View By."

Why is there nothing represented in Box 1 on my 1098-T?

Institutions of higher education have the option of reporting either payments received (Box 1) or qualified charges billed (Box 2) to the IRS.

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, recreation, student activity, technology, and testing fees.

What charges are considered "non-qualified" charges?

Non-qualified charges include the following: housing, meal plan, health fee, insurance, fees for non-credit courses or any transportation fees or costs.

What is the timeline for the 1098-T?

Maricopa Community Colleges will report all charges billed to the account within the calendar year (Jan. 1st-Dec. 31st). The 1098-T form will be mailed on or before January 31

Why do my spring semester charges not appear on my 1098-T?

Students automatically charge their accounts by registering for classes. If you registered during early registration (typically Oct. or Nov.), you charged your account at that time, making those charges eligible to claim the previous year and should have reflected on the previous year's 1098-T.

Please note that it is oftentimes the case that if the student receives the HOPE scholarship, it will apply to the account in Jan. for the spring semester, so while the student's charges will appear on the previous year's 1098-T, the HOPE scholarship will often appear on the current 1098-T.

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

1098-T forms are mailed to the student's permanent residence listed on your student record. If your 1098-T was mailed to the wrong address, please make sure all information in the student system is currently up-to-date. You can update address information in the student system by logging into your Student Center at my.maricopa.edu.

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.

I still have questions. Who can I contact?

Any further questions can be directed to a representative in the Reporting Department by using our online form or by phone at (480) 731-8700. You may also want to consider viewing the following Web sites for more detailed information: