1098-T Tuition Statement

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A 1098-T Tuition Statement reports qualified tuition payments and financial aid awarded to students enrolled in courses during the calendar year for which they receive academic credit. 


UB files a 1098-T each year with the IRS for every enrolled student who has qualified tuition payments and received financial aid awards.

A 1098-T form is automatically mailed to students with a U.S. citizenship status of:

  1. native
  2. naturalized, or
  3. permanent resident 

As required by law, your 1098-T statement will be mailed by January 31 of the following year. Students without one of these three US citizenship statuses, or students with a non-resident alien status will not have a 1098-T automatically generated.

To request a 1098-T be generated, please contact Student Accounts using our Contact Us link. We will generate the current year’s 1098-T upon receipt of your request AND a completed modified W-9S form (PDF) (available from UB Registrar's office). The deadline to request the current tax year’s 1098-T form is July 1.

Online Access to 1098-T Form

UB partners with Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) to deliver the 1098-T statements online. Students can access and print their tax statements directly from the ECSI 1098-T website.

Go to heartland.ecsi.net, then:

  1. Enter “University at Buffalo” in the School Name search box. Click submit.
  2. The student Identification page will be displayed. Complete the fields for First Name, Last Name, SSN, and Zip Code.
  3. Click the checkbox “I am not a robot,” then click “continue.”
  4. Your personal 1098T page will be displayed. Click the (+) to expand the 1098-T Statement section to see your statement details as well as a link to a printer friendly version of your 1098T statement.

Need help logging in to ECSI? Please call 866-428-1098, Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 8:00pm EST.

Depending on when you enroll for spring classes, your Spring charges may post in December when the spring term is billed. If you made payment for your Spring charges by December 31 of the previous year, the payments were reflected on the 1098-T statement in Box 1.

NOTE: For tax years 2017 and prior: the university did NOT report Box 1, student payments, but did report Box 2, the IRS qualified charges assessed during the tax year. Beginning with the 2018 tax year, the university began reporting Box 1 Payments, and NOT Box 2..

The university’s Federal Identification Number is 16-1514621. This number can also be found on your 1098-T statement. Individuals completing the New York State Tax Form IT-272 will use this number for the EIN of the university..

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