The 1098-T form is an annual tuition statement typically used when preparing a tax return. It summarizes the amount paid to 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 University of Maryland University College or follow these instructions to obtain your 1098-T electronically.
To opt-in for an electronic 1098-T, 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.
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.