In January of each year, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas issues the IRS Form 1098-T to all students who had qualified tuition and other fees related to educational expenses during the previous calendar year. This form is informational only. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits and should not be considered as tax opinion or advice.

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 tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.

While it is a good starting point, the 1098-T, as designed and regulated by the IRS, does not contain all of the information needed to claim a tax credit. It is up to each taxpayer to determine eligibility for the credits and how to calculate them.

Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you were considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. (You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970, page 9.)

The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of your tax return.

UNLV 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.

Instructions for accessing your 1098T in MyUNLV can be found below.

For more information about Form 1098-T, visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1098t.pdf.

 

Cashiering & Student Accounts Tutorial: How to view your 1098-T form

Granting and Accepting Consent to receive form electronically

You must have agreed to receive your 1098-T electronically by accepting the consent agreement presented as a “pop up” window in your MyUNLV Student Center. Please be aware that if you should choose to download information from this secure website via one of the above methods, you assume responsibility for the security of the images or documents that you have downloaded. If you have NOT accepted, please log in to MyUNLV and do so now.

The student Accounts Office must produce your 1098-T electronically .You may not be able to access your 1098-T immediately following acceptance of the 1098-authorization until the Student Accounts Office has completed the creation and publication of your 1098-T. You will receive a pop-up message asking to Grant Consent if you have not already done so.

Viewing your 1098-T form

  1. From your Student center Home Page, go to Other Financial
  2. Click on the Dropdown box and select the “View 1098-T option” and click the radio button
  3. You must have your browser pop-up blocker turned OFF to view or download the form.
  4. Click the link for the year you want to view and download your 1098-T as a PDF document
  5. To view the details for the qualified charges billed during the calendar year, click the “Box Amount” Tab.
  6. Once your 1098-T PDF opens, you may view, save or print this document using your browser’s functionality.

Important System Requirements

There are specific system requirements that are necessary to download a 1098-T document from MyUNLV. Please review the following requirements prior to granting consent. System Requirements: Windows Intel® Pentium® III or equivalent processor Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional, Home Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server 32MB of RAM (64MB recommended) 60MB of available hard-disk space Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, 6.0, or 6.1 or 7.0, Firefox 1.5 or 2.0, Mozilla 1.7, AOL 9 Adobe Reader Version 4.0 or greater Macintosh PowerPC® G3, G4, G5 or Intel® processor Mac OS X 10.4.3 to 10.4.9 128MB of RAM (256MB recommended for complex forms or large documents) 70MB of available hard-disk space) Safari 2.0.2 Adobe Reader Version 4.0 or greater.