About IRS Form 1098-T
According to the U.S. Department of Education, “The 1098-T form is the Tuition Statement that your college or career school uses to report qualified tuition and related education expenses to you and the IRS. You or your parent/guardian may be able to claim these expenses as education related tax credits.”
The IRS webpage regarding the 1098-T is: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1098-t
The IRS webpage regarding the Lifetime Learning Credit is: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/llc
Please note that DIU is not able to provide tax advice. For proper use of your 1098-T, please consult a tax professional.
DIU 1098-T Distribution via ECSI
Dallas International University has partnered with Heartland ECSI for the distribution of our student 1098-T tax forms.
The DIU Finance Office requests that students opt in to receive their 1098-T forms electronically. Electronic Consent must be provided before January 1st for ECSI to acknowledge consent effective for the current tax season for the prior tax year.
To provide electronic consent, please visit: https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/eConsent
Students who have not provided e-consent to receive their Form 1098-T electronically will receive their 1098-T form, physically, in the mail. Heartland ECSI will mail the form no later than January 31st to the address on record with the University.
Regardless of whether a student has provided eConsent or not, all students receiving a 1098-T from Dallas International University can access their 1098-T form electronically through the ECSI TaxSelect Document Lookup: https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/lookup
Note that the student must provide the Zip Code on file with the University in order to access the document. ECSI keeps records of 1098-T documents provided in previous years. To access each 1098-T, the student must provide the Zip Code that was provided by the University on the 1098-T in each specific year. So, keep track of where you lived each year and make sure you keep your address records up-to-date at your University!
Once you have accessed your 1098-T, ECSI provides options for viewing and printing, requesting a change, and creating a dispute.
Please email Student-Finances@diu.edu with any questions regarding your 1098-T.
- ECSI keeps records of 1098-T documents provided in previous years. To access each 1098-T, the student must provide the Zip Code that was provided by the University on the 1098-T in each specific year. So, keep track of where you lived each year and make sure you keep your address records up-to-date at your University!
- Third-Party payments might affect 1098-T preparations. If you anticipate that your invoice will be paid by a third party, please correspond with the Student Accounts Specialist. You can reach the Student Accounts Specialist by email at Student-Finances@diu.edu.
- The IRS does not consider payments made for audited courses as ‘qualified expenses.’ IRS regulations state that educational institutions “do not have to file Form 1098-T or furnish a statement for courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program.”
- Again, DIU cannot provide tax advice. For proper use of your 1098-T, please consult a tax professional.