You can log into RU Access to ACCEPT or DENY consent to receive your 1098-T electronically.
Please Note: If you decline to OPT-IN to receive your 1098-T forms electronically, they will be mailed to your home address on file with the University by January 31 every tax year. Forms are only mailed one time. If you have not received your form you can log into RU Access to print a copy of your 1098T form.
You can access your Roosevelt University 1098T forms via RU Access. Once you have logged into your account, select Make a Payment > Enroll in a Payment Plan > View 1098T Statement link.
The 1098T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the IRS. A 1098T form is considered for informational purposes only and must be provided to each student that qualifies. The 1098T form serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. Eligible educational institutions are required to submit the student's name, address, taxpayer’s identification number, enrollment status, academic status, payments (up to the amount of QTRE (qualified tuition and related expenses), and scholarships & grants.
Please Note: It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to determine their eligibility for the educational credits and how to calculate them. Representatives of Roosevelt University Do Not Give Tax Advice.
The following are examples of qualified tuition and related expenses:
The following are examples of unqualified tuition and related expenses:
Box 3 was used in tax year 2018 to indicate that we have changed our reporting method from reporting Amounts Billed (Box 2) to Payments Received for Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses (Box 1) as required by the IRS. Both box 2 and box 3 are now reserved by the IRS for future use and are empty and grayed out on any tax forms beginning in tax year 2019.
Adjustments Made for a Prior Year (Box 4) is used to report reimbursements or refunds of QTRE that relate to payments received for any prior year after 2002. Please Note: Box 4 was blank in tax year 2018 as we changed our method to reporting Payments Received for Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses (Box 1), in tax year 2018. In prior years, we were reporting Amounts Billed (Box 2). Therefore, for tax year 2018, there will be no reportable adjustments to payments to report from any previous tax years after 2002.
The 1098T form serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. Receipt of a 1098T form does not in any way indicate a student’s eligibility for a tax credit. To determine the amount of qualified tuition and related expenses paid, and the amount of scholarships and grants received, a taxpayer should use their own financial records and if necessary, seek the expertise of a professional tax preparer.
For more information on both Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit regarding eligibility, qualifying expenses, how to figure, claim credit, etc. please review IRS Publication 970. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf
The IRS does not require the generation of a 1098T form for:
Yes. If you have never consented to receive your 1098T form electronically, you will be automatically redirected between February 1 and January 1 of every year to consent or deny consent to receive your 1098T form electronically. To be redirected, login to RU Access, select Registration and Student Services > Make a Payment and enroll in a payment plan > Consents and Agreements. On the right-hand side of the page under the box labeled Change Setup, select consents to manage your electronic consent.
Yes. Roosevelt University is an eligible educational institution and is required by law to file 1098T forms to assist taxpayers and the IRS in determining eligibility for the Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits. 1098T forms are filed with the IRS no later than March 31st of each tax year.
Roosevelt University will report all payments made and scholarships/grants awarded, limited to QTRE, for a given calendar year (January 1 - December 31).
Account statements are available online by logging into RU ACCESS or you may contact Financial Aid Student Services at 866-421-0935.
No. The address shown on the 1098T form is irrelevant for IRS income tax filing purposes. The single most important information on the form is your social security number. Please contact the Office of the Registrar by calling 312-341-3535 or via email at email@example.com if your SSN or ITIN is incorrect on your 1098T form. Once your student record is changed to reflect the correct SSN you may contact FAS at 866-421-0935 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new form.
If you have discovered a discrepancy on your 1098T form, please contact Financial Aid Student Services at 866-421-0935 or email email@example.com. A representative of Financial Aid Student Services will be happy to assist you.
As it pertains to the 1098T form, Roosevelt University needs to have the correct social security number for all students that attend the university to comply with the IRS requirements. Every year, as an eligible educational institution, Roosevelt University must report enrollment information for all eligible students in connection with the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit.
If the 1098T form does not include the correct social security number (SSN/ITIN), please contact the Registrar’s Office at 312-341-3535 to correct your student record. Once the SSN is corrected, you may contact Financial Aid Student Services at 866-421-0935 for further assistance.
If you did not receive a 1098T form due to a change of address, or you misplaced the form, you can print a duplicate form by logging into RU Access:
The RU Federal Identification Number is 36-2167854. This number can also be found on the 1098T form in the middle left section.