The 1098-T form is an annual tuition statement typically used when preparing a tax return. It summarizes the amount billed to you by University of Maryland University College within the calendar year (January 1 through December 31). The form can be obtained electronically or in hard copy.
If you qualify to receive a 1098-T, you will receive an email from the University in January asking if you would like to receive your form electronically or as a hard copy by mail. If you believe you should have received a 1098-T and did not receive an email or a hard copy of the form, please contact Heartland ECSI at 1-866-428-1098 or follow these instructions to obtain your 1098-T electronically.
If you opt in to access your 1098-T electronically, please visit your Student Account Center to view the form, which will appear on the main page under the heading Statements. If you do not opt in, the form will be mailed to your address on file and will not appear in the Student Account Center.
- How do I obtain an electronic copy of my 1098-T?
- What are the benefits to obtaining the 1098-T electronically?
- When will I receive my 1098-T?
- Will I receive a paper copy of my 1098-T?
- Why did I not receive a 1098-T?
- Who do I contact for assistance with my 1098-T?
- Who do I contact if I have questions/issues regarding the information in my 1098-T?
1. How do I obtain an electronic copy of my 1098-T? [Top]
Your 1098-T form can be obtained electronically, but you must opt-in for this service. Once you opt-in, a printed form will no longer be mailed to your address annually. For instructions to opt-in, please view Form 1098-T: How do I get my 1098-T electronically?
Note: If you previously consented to receive an electronic 1098-T form from the university, you do NOT need to opt-in again unless you later opted out.
2. What are the benefits to obtaining the 1098-T electronically? [Top]
- A safe and secure location for faster access to your 1098-T.
- Unlimited access to view and print your 1098-T.
- Access to your past 1098-T tax statements from 2010-2015.
- Customer support via a toll-free phone number and live online chat beginning January 31, 2017.
3. When will I receive my 1098-T? [Top]
The hard copy of the 1098-T will be postmarked by January 31. Electronic copies of the 1098-T tax document will be ready on or before January 31. Instructions on how to access the document electronically will be submitted via email.
4. Will I receive a paper copy of my 1098-T? [Top]
You will not receive a 1098-T for the following cases:
- You received scholarships, grants or tuition assistance (including formal billing arrangements with employers, government agencies, etc.) that exceeded or equaled the amount you were billed.
- You attended the University of Maryland University College within the calendar year; however, you enrolled and were billed in the previous calendar year.
- You did not attend classes during the calendar year.
- We do not have a valid United States mailing address on file for you.
- You are classified as a non-resident alien.
- Your billed amounts consisted of non-credit courses only.
6. Who do I contact for assistance with my 1098-T? [Top]
If you need assistance with your 1098-T form, please contact Heartland ECSI at 1-866-428-1098 or visit their website.
7. Who do I contact if I have questions/issues regarding the information in my 1098-T? [Top]
If you have issues regarding the information contained in your 1098-T, please contact the office of Student Accounts (OSA) at 1 800-888-UMUC (8682) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The University of Maryland University College sends tax documents in compliance with IRS guidelines; however, we do not provide tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor or accountant regarding your specific situation.