IRS Form 1098-T

Washington University reports the amounts billed for qualified tuition on a student’s account. The amounts paid are not reported because payments made to the university may or may not be for qualified tuition and expenses.

1098-T forms are mailed or e-mailed if the student has opted to receive the form electronically, by January 31. Current year and prior year 1098-T forms are available at

The 1098-T is provided so that the student and their tax preparer can decide the best course of action for any possible tax benefits including the Lifetime Learning Credit and the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Washington University staff members, including those in Student Accounting, are unable to provide personal tax advice. If you have additional questions, please consult a tax advisor.

The university does not prepare a 1098-T form for students that meet any of these IRS exceptions.

  1. Student received qualified scholarships and grants in excess of billed qualified tuition and related expenses.
  2. Student did not have any qualified charges or credits billed during the tax year.
  3. Student is considered a nonresident alien; a 1098-T will only be issued upon request.
  4. The courses were not for academic credit.

Important: Social Security numbers or individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITIN) are required for the Form 1098-T. If you expect to receive a Form 1098-T, please be sure that all student information is up-to-date with the Registrar’s Office.

Please contact Student Account for any questions regarding 1098-T forms at (314) 935-5274 or