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Form 1098-T

Form 1098-T, sent by the IRS, is a tuition statement used by all colleges and universities to report educational expenses in the preceding calendar year to the IRS and most students.

If you are a college student paying tuition, you will likely receive a Form 1098-T. You can provide your parent or guardian access to your form through MyAccountManager.

Learn more about the Form 1098-T by checking out our FAQ page or going to the IRS 1098-T webpage

Note for international students: The IRS does not require Pima to file a Form 1098-T for foreign students who are not US residents. However, Pima cannot definitively determine which foreign students are residents and is required to provide a 1098-T to resident alien students upon request. Therefore, 1098-T forms are provided to all students who have a reportable transaction, including foreign students who may or may not be eligible for an education tax benefit.

Sending a Form 1098-T

You can access a Form 1098-T by selecting electronic delivery through your secure MyPima Account Manager. Complete the “Consent & Agreement” within the MyAccount tab. Electing electronic delivery means none of your sensitive personal information is mailed, and you will have access to Form 1098-T earlier than if mailed.

The IRS requires that the Form 1098-T contains the student’s taxpayer identification number or social security number. If yours is not on file at Pima, you will be notified. To update your information, visit any campus student services center and present a government-issued ID and your social security card or taxpayer identification card.


Tax Year 2018 and Later Notes:  Prior to 2018, your 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. 

Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year. Form 1098-T tuition statements will report payments received up to the cost of qualified eligible tuition expenses charged during the calendar year. 

  • Box 1 shows the total Payments Received in 2019 from any source (including financial aid, scholarships, exemptions, and third-party arrangements) for qualified tuition and related expenses. This amount is reduced by reimbursements or refunds issued during 2019.    
  • Box 3 shows that PCC’s reporting method changed for 2019.
  • Box 5 reports Scholarships or Grants administered and processed in 2019 by PCC. See the FAQ page for more information.
  • Box 7 will be checked if the amount in Box 1 includes amounts for an academic period beginning January – March 2020. Example: You register and pay for Spring 2020 classes during 2019.
  • Box 8 shows whether you are considered to be carrying at least one-half the normal full-time workload for your course of study.
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