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1098-T Education Tax Credits

Why did I receive a 1098-T tax form? Am I eligible to claim a tax credit?

You received a form because your higher education expenses may be eligible for federal tax benefits. Our records show that you were enrolled in courses at the University, which were paid for in the tax year in question. UT Dallas uses the “paid” tax reporting method, which means the University will produce a 1098-T tax form based on the amount of paid qualified tuition and fees.

Whether or not you may take advantage of these tax credits depends upon your individual facts and circumstances. The University cannot provide tax advice, so you may want to consult the IRS or a tax professional to find out more about the credits and your eligibility. For more information, visit

How do I obtain my 1098-T form?

1098-T forms will be generated for students who have a valid Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) on file with the Bursar’s Office and who have paid tuition and fee expenses in the tax year in question. If you do not have a TIN or SSN on file with the University, a 1098-T form will not automatically be generated for you. If you would like to obtain a 1098-T form, you will need to fill out IRS Form W-9S and submit it to the Bursar Office.

UT Dallas changed our 1098-T form provider. 1098-T forms will eventually be obtained through the following website: https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/lookup. Prior year 1098-T forms will eventually be available through this website as well. Please note that 1098-T forms are not available for current or prior years at this time. You will be able to obtain your 2017 1098-T form starting January 31, 2018. Please email [email protected] to request a 1098-T form for 2016 or prior years after January 31, 2018.

Why haven't I received my 1098-T form?

In certain situations, a 1098-T may not have been generated for you:
  • If you were on full scholarship, a 1098-T will not be generated. Some examples include research assistants/teaching assistants (RA/TAs), McDermott Scholars, AES Scholars, National Merit Scholars and those with full grants.
  • If payments for qualified tuition and fees were not received in the current tax year, those amounts will not be reflected on the current 1098-T. When reviewing your records, please take into consideration actual payment dates. Please note: When enrolling in a payment plan, your tuition and fees for tax purposes will be considered paid as of the date you sign up for the plan. For example, if you signed up for the Installment plan for spring 2013 in December 2012 your tuition and fees will be considered paid in 2012 and reported on the 1098T form for 2012.
  • If a valid Social Security Number (SSN) is not on file with the University. To update your SSN, complete the IRS Form W-9S. Forms may be submitted at the Bursar Office.
If these situations do not apply to you, a 1098-T should have been generated and mailed to your permanent address listed in Galaxy. For assistance, contact the Bursar Office at (972) 883-2363.