1098-T FAQ

​Form 1098-T:  Frequently Asked Questions by Students

What is Form 1098-T?

  • The Form 1098-T is a statement of adjusted tuition charged. The Form 1098-T is for use when preparing personal income taxes. The American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit allow eligible taxpayers to claim a tax credit against their Federal Income Tax for qualified tuition and related expenses.
  • If consent is received to provide the Form 1098-T online, the Form 1098-T will be available by the end of January each year, as appropriate on MyWeb. The Form 1098-T will need to be printed as this will be the only Form 1098-T available. If consent is not received, the Form 1098-T will be mailed to the address on file by January 31st of each year.

Where will Form 1098-T be mailed?

  • Form 1098-T is mailed to students’ mailing address on file.
    Click on Link:  MyWeb
    Log on with your username and password (If you need assistance with logging on to MyWeb, please call the Help Desk at 408-270-6411)

    Click Students tab
    Under Academic Profile
    Select “My profile

    The address listed on MyWeb is the address where the Form 1098-T will be mailed.

If the address on file is incorrect, complete the Change of Status/Demographic form and submit the form to the appropriate college.

For San Jose City College:
Click the link:  Admissions Change of Status Form
Complete the form, and submit the form in one of four ways:
  1) Fax it to 408-298-1935
  2) Email it to: sjcc.admissions@sjcc.edu
  3) Send via postal mail to
      SJCC – Admissions & Records
      2100 Moorpark Avenue
      San Jose, CA 95128
  4) Hand-deliver to the Office of Admissions & Records located in the Student Center 

For Evergreen Valley College:
Click the link:  Admissions Change of Demographic Form
Complete the form, and submit the form in one of four ways:
  1) Fax it to 408-239-8809
  2) Email it to: evcar@evc.edu  
  3) Send via postal mail to
      EVC – Admissions & Records
      3095 Yerba Buena Road
      San Jose, CA 95135
  4) Hand-deliver to the Office of Admissions & Records

Can I receive my Form 1098-T electronically?

  • Yes
  • Click on Link:  MyWeb
    Log on with your username and password (If you need assistance with logging on to MyWeb, please call the Help Desk at 408-270-6411)
    Click Students tab
    Under Financial Information
    Select “1098 Electronic Consent

What do I do if I don’t receive my Form 1098-T?

  • Check Myweb first
  • Click on Link:  MyWeb
    Log on with your username and password (If you need assistance with logging on to MyWeb, please call the Help Desk at 408-270-6411)
    Click Students tab
    Under Financial Information
    Select “View My 1098-T Forms
    You can print the form if it’s available.

In certain situations, Form 1098-T may not have been generated for you:
  1) If you do not have a valid address reflected on MyWeb   
  2) If you do not have a valid Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number
      on file.
  3) If you had no charges billed in the tax year. When reviewing your records,
      please take into consideration actual billing dates not semester start dates.

Is Form 1098-T a bill?

  • No, it is not.

Why is San José-Evergreen CCD asking for my social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN)?

  • The IRS can impose a penalty of $50 per information return for missing or incorrect SSN/ITINs. If not provided, or your number does appear to be accurate, we will contact you and request that you submit your number to your College’s Admissions and Records Office on Form W-9S, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number. If you do not provide the requested information, YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR THE $50 PENALTY.


Do I need to provide a SSN/ITIN if I am a non-resident alien student?

  • No, you do not need to provide an SSN or ITIN as the District is not required by the IRS to submit a Form 1098-T. 

However, if you are a non-resident student and intend to file personal income taxes in the upcoming year you must provide your Taxpayer Identification Number in order to receive a valid Form 1098-T from the District.


Is Form 1098-T a source of income I must include on my tax forms?

  • No, Form 1098-T is a statement of the amount of adjusted tuition charged.

How is the amount determined?

  • It will include the amount charge for tuition, less refunds and fee waivers.
  • It includes charges assessed in the reporting year, without regard to the semester the charges apply to. For example, if you were billed in December 2015 for the Spring semester starting January 2016, the charge would be included on the Form 1098-T for calendar year 2015.

Who do I contact if I think the information is incorrect?

  • Contact the District Office Form 1098-T message line at 408-270-6424. Leave your name, student ID and call back number. A District representative will call you back within one business day.

It is important to remember that the amount on this form consists of charges assessed by the District in a calendar year.

Does San José-Evergreen CCD send this information to the IRS?

  • Yes

How do I use qualified tuition and related expense information when preparing my tax return?

  • Instructions for calculating the credit can be found on IRS Form 8863. You may consult with the IRS or a tax professional to determine the amount of credit that you may be eligible to claim.
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