Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement) is a statement of qualified tuition and fees charged during the period from January 1 through December 31 each year by UNC Asheville that we provide to the student and to the IRS. The information on the form 1098-T complies with IRS regulations. UNC Asheville reports the amount billed for qualifying tuition and fees in Box 2 of Form 1098-T, and the total amount of scholarships and grants in Box 5. The amount shown in Box 2 represents the total amount of tuition expense incurred during the current tax year only, and may be different than the actual amount paid in that year.
Note: The reporting of scholarships and grants on Form 1098-T does not determine the taxability of those payments; it is the student’s responsibility, not the university’s, to determine the taxability of scholarships and/or grants received.
Please be aware that the date that transactions are posted to your student account determines the year that they will show on a 1098-T. For example, if you registered for the Spring 2017 term in November or December of 2016 the tuition and fee charges will have been reflected on the 2016 1098-T instead of the 2017 1098-T even though the tuition is for the Spring 2017 term. The same is true for scholarships and grants. Scholarships and grants will be considered for 1098-T reporting based on the date they are posted to the student’s account. This may mean that tuition and fees will be reported in one year and scholarships and grants for the same semester will be reported in the following year because of the date these posted to the student’s account.
The University is not required to provide Form 1098-T for students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are waived or paid entirely with scholarships or grants.
Requesting 1098-T Form
The process to access the electronic 1098-T version is simple. Just follow these steps:
- Click on OnePort on the UNC Asheville homepage
- Enter your User Name and Password
- Click on Student Records Main Menu (hyperlink on the left)
- Click on Tax Notification
- Enter the Tax Year you want, and click on Submit
If you no longer have access to OnePort, you should complete this request form to request a current or prior year 1098-T form. These requests will be reviewed and processed weekly.
In order to comply with the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, the University of North Carolina at Asheville must submit information to the Internal Revenue Service each year for every student who attends the University and has earned academic credit. The information that is submitted to the IRS includes the tuition and qualified expenses billed to the student’s account and any grants or scholarships credited to the student’s account. The Internal Revenue Service works only with social security numbers, therefore, we send a request for this information via a W-9S form to all students whose social security number is not already on file with the university.
Please remember that the 1098-T form is not tax advice. If you have questions regarding your 1098-T, we encourage you to consult with your tax advisor before choosing a course of action. For additional information about education tax credits, see the 2016 IRS information release: IR-2016-126, the current versions of IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, or Form 8863.
Specific questions regarding your 1098-T information should be addressed to 828-251-6664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.