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. 

Want to Receive Your 2023 1098-T Tuition Statement Electronically?

UB has partnered with ECSI, offering you the opportunity to receive your 1098-T Tuition Statement electronically this year.

  1. Visit https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/eConsent
  2. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the web form.
  3. Check the box to provide your consent to receive electronic statements, and click Submit & Accept.

If electronic consent is not received by January 1, 2024, the 1098-T will be mailed to the current address on file.

Overview

UB will report the IRS 1098-T form for enrolled students who have paid qualified tuition and related expenses and/or received financial aid awards and third party payments during the tax year.

A 1098-T form is automatically delivered 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.

International students can request a 1098-T be generated, please contact Student Accounts using our Contact Us link. We will generate the current year’s 1098-T for international students only 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

Student Accounts encourages all students to enroll in electronic delivery of their 1098-T, as this is the fastest way to retrieve this important tax document.  Please follow the steps listed to view your tax document online: 1098T Tuition Statement - Student Accounts - University at Buffalo.  Any US citizen or permanent resident student, who does not opt-in to online delivery will have the 1098-T form mailed, and it will also be available to view and print online.

  1. Go to heartland.ecsi.net.
  2. Sign In or Register.
  3. Enter the 17 Digit Account Number assigned for those who consented to e-delivery.  (Consult your original confirmation email from ECSI).  All other students will need to call 866-428-1098 to obtain their account number.
  4. Choose how to receive your verification code to complete ECSI's mulit-factor authentication process.
  5. Click the checkbox “I am not a robot,” then click “continue.”
  6. 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.

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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