1098-T Tuition Statement

What is the 1098-T?

The 1098-T form or Tuition Payment Statement is mailed to the student to assist in determining if you are eligible to claim tax credits for educational expenses.

What do I do if I misplaced or did not receive a 1098-T?

If you misplaced or did not receive a 1098-T, you can view the 1098-T information from your COAST account by following the instructions below:

LOG INTO THE PORTAL

CLICK ON COAST

CLICK ON STUDENT RECORDS

CLICK ON TAX NOTIFICATION

ENTER THE TAX YEAR

CLICK SUBMIT

All students will have 1098-T information on COAST. However 1098-Ts are only reported and mailed if the tuition and fee expense exceeds the total scholarships and grants.

Why is there nothing represented in Box 1 on my 1098-T?

The IRS gives institutions of higher education the option of reporting either payments received (Box 1) or qualified charges billed (Box 2). CCGA elects to report qualified charges billed (Box 2).

What charges are considered "qualified" or "eligible" charges?

Eligible or qualified charges are in-state or out-of-state tuition charges required for a student to be enrolled at or attend CCGA and receive academic credit for the completion of course work leading to a degree. Certain fees are also qualified charges, including athletic, recreation, student activity, technology, USG institutional and testing fees.

What charges are considered "non-qualified" charges?

Non-qualified charges include books, housing, meal plans, health fee, insurance, or transportation fees or costs. Other examples of non-qualified charges include expenses incurred for a course to enhance job skills, improve language skills, or study abroad, unless a degree program requires studying abroad.

What is the timeline for the 1098-T?

CCGA reports charges billed to the account within the calendar year (January 1st-December 31st).

Why do my Spring semester charges not appear on my 1098-T?

Students automatically charge their accounts when registering for classes. If you registered during early registration (typically October or November), your account was charged at that time.

I’m a parent. Can I have my student’s 1098-T form sent to me?

Students must make all information requests. The student is responsible for providing information to other parties in accordance with FERPA (Family Education Right to Privacy Act).

I do my own taxes, how do I find out what to do?

The University can’t provide tax advice. You can contact the IRS by phone or through their website to ask questions.

Do I actually submit the 1098-T with my tax return?

There is no requirement for the 1098-T to be attached along with your tax return. This document may be kept for your personal records.

Electronic 1098-T

The College of Coastal Geogia has partnered with Heartland ECSI, offering you the opportunity to receive your 1098-T Tuition Statement electronically this year. If you would like to receive your 1098-T form electronically, please give your consent by following the link provided below and following the setp by step instructions. 1098-T's will be provided by the end of January 2017. If electronic consent is not received by January 1, 2017 the 1098-T will be mailed to the current address on File.

1098-T Electronic Consent

The benefits to receiving electronic notification are:

  • Online delivery provides access to the form 1098-T earlier than the traditional mailing process.
  • Online delivery eliminates the chance that the 1098-T will get lost, misdirected or delayed during delivery, or misplaced once the student receives it.
  • Signing up for online delivery is easy and secure.
  • Students can receive their 1098-T form while traveling or away from their home address.

To give consent to receive your 1098-T form electronically, click on the link below and follow the simple instructions to sign up!

Visit https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/eConsent

  • Follow the step-by-step instructions on the web form.
  • Check the box and click submit.

It's that easy!

If you have any questions, please visit http://www.ecsi.net/taxinfo.html for information regarding your tax documents and to obtain contact information for Heartland ECSI.

I still have questions!

Contact the Bursar's Office at 912.279.5746 or bursaroffice@ccga.edu


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