How do I receive a copy of Form 1098-T?
Forms are issued by January 31st of each year for the prior year. Students can receive their 1098-T forms electronically.
*If your form is blank, ensure that you are downloading the form into Adobe Reader. The form cannot be viewed in a browser preview utility.
If there is no 1098-T form or "1098-T Tax Statement" section listed in the "eStatements" tab of the NYU eSuite, you may not be eligible to receive a 1098-T form.
We are encouraging you to assist us in going paperless by enrolling in electronic delivery of your 1098-T form. Students who consent to electronic delivery only will not be mailed a paper form.
To enroll in paperless forms, log on to the NYU eSuite and follow the steps listed below:
- Students log onto NYU eSuite via the "ALBERT STUDENT CENTER"
- Once in the Albert Student Center, click the "VIEW BURSAR ACCOUNT" link, located under the Finances menu. This will link the student to the secure eSuite website.
- Once in eSuite, click the "MY ACCOUNT" tab
- Click the "MY PROFILES" tab
- Click the "PAPERLESS OPTIONS" link
- Click the "ACCEPT CONSENT" button
Frequently Asked Questions
When I try to view my 1098-T the form comes up blank. How do I view it?
To be viewed, the form must be downloaded into Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 or higher. For security reasons, the form cannot be loaded into a browser preview utility.
Why am I receiving a form 1098-T?
IRS Form 1098-T, is entitled "Tuition Statement," and contains information to assist the IRS and you in determining if you are eligible to claim educational related tax credits such as the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.
The Tax Relief Act of 1997 states that educational institutions, such as New York University, are required to file informational returns with the IRS indicating a student's enrollment, and report either amounts billed, or payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses.
The 1098-T form the student receives in the mail or electronically is the information that was sent to the IRS by New York University. The form is an informational return for your personal records, and is not required to be submitted with your tax return. Determination of eligibility for an educational tax credit is the responsibility of the taxpayer. For more information on educational tax credits and potential eligibility, please review Publication 970 from the IRS: https://www.irs.gov/uac/About-Publication-970
Why doesn't Box 1 of the 1098-T show the amount of my payments to NYU?
The university is required by the IRS to either fill in the payments received (Box 1) or the amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses (Box 2). NYU fills out Box 2. Therefore, no 1098-T forms at NYU report information for Box 1.
What amounts are included in Box 2 "Amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses?"
Qualified tuition and related expenses are defined as tuition and certain related expenses required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Student-activity fees and expenses for course-related books, supplies, and equipment are included in qualified related expenses only if the fees and expenses must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance.
Unqualified expenses include university housing, meal plans, health insurance, transportation, or other similar personal, living, or family expenses.
Where can I get a list of payments made to the University?
- Students have a single sign-on to the NYU eSuite through the Albert Student Center via NYUHome. A student's NetID and password are required.
- Once in the Albert Student Center, the student clicks on the "VIEW BURSAR ACCOUNT"link, located under the Finances section.
- This will link the student to the secure eSuite website. Authorized users can follow the same instructions from this point after login.
- There are two options for viewing your payment history in the NYU eSuite. One is to navigate to "PAYMENTS," then "PAYMENT HISTORY." Here, you can search for all payments within a date range. Another way to view payments is by navigating to "MY ACCOUNT," then "ACCOUNT ACTIVITY." Here charges and payments applied can be viewed by term.
This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Individuals should review Publication 970 "Tax Benefits for Higher Education" or contact a tax practitioner about personal income tax situations.