What is Form 1098-T?

Form 1098-T is a tax form the university is required to file with the IRS and each student with qualifying transactions in the tax year. The form provides information that helps the taxpayer to determine their eligibility for a tax benefit from either the Hope Scholarship Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit.

Will I get a form 1098-T from Delaware Valley University?

You should receive a Form 1098-T if you were a student and had any eligible transactions during the tax (calendar) year. The 1098-T information is based on invoice date, not on the date of the course. For example, if you are taking a course staring in January 2016, but you were invoiced in November 2015, the qualified tuition and fees will show on your 2015 1098-T.

When will I receive my Form 1098-T?

Delaware Valley University will mail Form 1098-T's by January 31.

To what address will my Form 1098-T be mailed?

The University will mail Form 1098-T to the student at the student's home address as listed in the University's records as of the January date the forms are prepared.

Why is there no amount in box 1 for “Payments received?”

Educational institutions have the option of reporting either an amount in Box 1 “Payments received” or Box 2 “Amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses.” Delaware Valley University has chosen the option to report an amount in Box 2. Information about your payments can be found online through the online billing and payment system.

What transactions are included in the 1098-T?

The amounts in the various boxes on your Form 1098-T include only those transactions that were posted to your student account during the calendar year.

Where can I get additional information about whether I'm eligible for any tax benefits?

Delaware Valley University cannot determine if you are eligible for either of the credits or the amount of credit for which you may qualify. Please consult your tax advisor or IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, for more information. This publication may be downloaded and printed from the IRS website. The IRS offers free forms, publications and other information at each local IRS office and through the following sources:

Telephone: 1.800.TAX.FORM
Links: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf