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1098T

2018 1098-T forms will be available via iROAR by January 31, 2019

Your 1098-T is available for download through the student billing page in iROAR. You will need Adobe Reader version 8.X or higher. If your form does not download or there are no values on your form, you may need to revise your browser settings. Please see Adobe Help for more information.

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How Clemson reports: In previous years, your 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with the tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the calendar (tax) year.

What are qualified tuition and related expenses? Qualified tuition and related expenses are tuition and fees a student is billed for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution.

Examples of "qualified" expenses include:

  • Academic Fee
  • Matriculation Fee
  • Activity Fee
  • Technology Fee
  • Software License Fee
  • Lab Fees
  • Program Course/Major Fee
  • Library Fee
  • Career Center Fee

Examples of "non-qualified" expenses include:

  • Health Fee
  • Housing Fee
  • Optional Fees (meal plan, Tiger Stripe, parking permit, yearbook, post office box, etc.)
  • Transit Fee
  • Campus Recreation Fee

Resources for parents/students: Please refer to IRS Publication 970, for information on the federal tax benefits that may be available. For more information about Form 1098-T, visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1098t.pdf.

Additionally, there is an SC state tuition tax credit which may be available. Information can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/financial-aid/types/other-programs.html. You should consult with your tax advisor about all educational benefits and credits.

Note:  If you did not submit an SSN/TIN at the time of admission to Clemson, you will receive requests to provide the SSN/TIN prior to December 31.  You should complete the substitute Form W-9S and either deliver it in person or forward it along with supporting documentation to:

Clemson University
Student Financial Services
G-08 Sikes Hall
Box 345307
Clemson, SC 29634-5307

If you do not provide an SSN/TIN, Clemson University will be unable to report it on your 1098T form. Please note that it is possible for the IRS to impose a penalty on any individual who is required (but fails) to supply an SSN/TIN to Clemson.

Instructions on filing your 1098-T

Clemson University is unable to provide you with individual tax advice, but should you have questions, you should seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.

The Student Financial Services office may be reached at 864-656-5592 or by email studentbillquestions@clemson.edu for assistance with explaining the fields on the 1098T form.