1098T Access

Where do I find my 1098T?

Most questions can be answered by reading this detailed information about the 1098T process.  The most current information and links can be found at https://www.vsc.edu/1098t-information/.  If you still have questions after reading this in its entirety, please e-mail 1098T@vsc.edu and include your Student ID, the college you attend (or attended), and your question in detail.

1098Ts are available after January 31st to students and parents who are authorized by their students to view them.  Students, former students, and authorized users* will access the current and recent year 1098T forms on the VSC bill payment site. This page includes all the steps you will need to obtain your form.  (Make sure you have the most current version of Adobe reader (as listed) and that your pop-ups are not blocked. If you enable them during your visit, you will have to log out completely of your browser and back in to activate. If you are using a Mac computer, open by using Safari and enable pop-ups.)

Students - To view or print your 1098T form use these instructions:

  • Enter the portal address: https://sycamore.vsc.edu/C21736_tsa/web/login.jsp
  • Use your VSC Portal ID and password* to log into the Students and Staff box
  • Consent to viewing documents electronically to view the site
  • All available 1098T forms will appear on the “My Account” page
  • Follow instructions for viewing and downloading form

Authorized users* - To view or print your 1098T form use these instructions:

  • Enter https://sycamore.vsc.edu/C21736_tsa/web/login.jsp
  • Scroll down to the “Authorized Users” box  and using the e-mail issued by your student; and the password* you created, enter the site.
  • Consent to viewing documents electronically to view the site
  • All available 1098T forms will appear on the “my account” page
  • Follow instructions for viewing and downloading form

*If you are unsure of your user ID or password, go to and follow the link labeled “Forgot my username/password ” (https://password.vsc.edu/identity/self-service/vsc/smsreset.jsf).  If your account is locked or you have any other difficulties, please complete the IT form at https://sdp-util.vsc.edu/sdp.html

*Students who consent to electronic access of the 1098T form may allow authorized users’ access to 1098T forms.   To authorize, students must log in; click on My Account tab; Authorized Users; and edit or Add Authorized user.   Once added, authorized users will be e-mailed log-in information and can access 1098T form.

Effective January 1, 2018 the VSC now uses the Box 1 method for reporting to the IRS**

The following will help you in understanding how box 1, 4, 5 and 6 on 1098-T is calculated for 2018 tax year- all net credits incurred in 2018 for 2017 and prior individual years will go on only box 4 of 2018 1098T form and no negative values on any 1098-T boxes whatsoever.  Each institution is required to choose between the following methods of reporting to the IRS.  The VSC uses box 1 method.  Excerpts are taken directly from the IRS website*:

Box 1. ** Payments Received for Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses –

  • Please Note: Institutions must now report in Box 1. The VSC has switched from the Box 2 to the Box 1 method for reporting to the IRS, therefore this year Box 2 will be blank. Information found in Box 1 of your 1098T shows payments, up to the total qualified tuition related expenses, made during the calendar year January 1,2018 through December 31, 2018. Qualified tuition and related expenses are tuition, fees, and course materials required for a student to be enrolled at or to attend the institution. For specific instructions used to create the 1098T form, see IRS link https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1098et_18.pdf. VSC 1098T information is found at: https://www.vsc.edu/1098tinformation/ or e-mail 1098T@vsc.edu

Box 2.

  • The VSC has switched from the Box 2 to the Box 1 method for reporting to the IRS, therefore this year Box 2 will be blank.

Box 4.

  • Net credits incurred in the current tax year for 2018 and individual prior years (i.e., the student above got rebilled in 2018 and the charges for 2017 should have been $600 instead of $894, then box 4 in 2018 should recapture $294 net charge (box 2 of 2017 1098T minus $600 actual amount that should have been reported) 

Box 5.

  • Grant or scholarship administered in 2018 for any current and future terms
  • Increase or decrease  in the current tax year for scholarship or grant  administered in prior years

Box 6.

  • Reduction in the current tax year for grant or scholarship administered in prior years

 

Form 1098-T. Eligible educational institution (such as VSC) must send Form 1098-T (or acceptable substitute) to each enrolled student by January 31, 2018. An institution may choose to report either payments received (box 1), or amounts billed (box 2), for qualified education expenses.  However, the amounts in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1098-T might be different than what you actually paid. When figuring the credit, use only the amounts you paid or were deemed to have paid in 2018 for qualified education expenses.

* https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1098et--2017.pdf
**https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/a-16-42.pdf


Please consult your tax advisor with specific questions on how you use the 1098T or the implications of your tax refund, as we are unable to answer tax related questions.

For frequently asked questions and contact information, please go to https://arhelp.vsc.edu/ .

Still Have Questions?
Email 1098T@vsc.edu