The Coe Business Office will issue a 1098-T to students enrolled at least half time during the calendar year. This form will be sent to the student’s permanent address in mid- to late January. This form can also be accessed online through the student’s my.coe.edu account.
The 1098-T form is informational only and should not be considered as tax advice. It serves to alert students and parents that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits such as the Lifetime Learning Credit and the Hope Credit as part of their Federal Income Tax Return. IRS Publication 970 "Tax Benefits for Higher Education" as well as Chapter 35 of IRS Publication 17 provide additional information on these credits. 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. To determine the amount of qualified tuition and fees paid, and the amount of scholarships and grants received, a taxpayer should use their own financial records. There is no IRS requirement that you must claim the tuition and fees deduction or an education credit. Claiming education tax benefits is a voluntary decision for those who may qualify.