1098T Example Form
Box 1: Payments received by Seton Hall University for qualified tuition and related expenses. This box will always be blank. Please, see below. *
Box 2: Amounts billed by Seton Hall University for qualified tuition and related expenses. This is the total amount billed for qualified tuition and related fees. These reflect charges to a student account that occurred between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. While there may be charges for other Academic Years, the actual charge occurred within the 2015 Calendar Year. For example, if you took courses in Spring 2015 but registered in December of 2014 during pre-registration, those charges occurred in 2014, and were included on your 2014 1098-T form.
Box 3: Seton Hall has used the same reporting method since 2003. This box will not be checked.
Box 4: Prior year adjustments to tuition and fees. Indicates any adjustments to qualified tuition and fees made during the 2015 Calendar Year for the prior Calendar Year of 2014.
Box 5: Scholarships or grants. Reflects all scholarships and grants posted to the student account for 2015. This box is populated by calendar date, not by semester. For example, although your Spring 2015 charges were posted in December 2014, your scholarships/grants for that same term disbursed in January 2015.
Box 6: Adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year. Indicates any adjustments to scholarships and grants made during the 2015 Calendar Year for the prior Calendar Year of 2014. See Pub. 970 for how to report these amounts.
Box 7: The amount in box 2 includes amounts for an academic period beginning January 2016 through March 2016. If this box is checked, the amount in 2 includes amounts for an academic period (Spring Semester- if checked) within the specified months. See Pub. 970 for how to report these amounts.
Box 8: Check if at least half-time student. This box will be checked if the student was enrolled at least half-time for their degree program during any academic period beginning in 2015.
Box 9: Check if a graduate student. This box will be checked if the student was enrolled in a program leading to a graduate degree, certificate, or similar graduate credentials during any academic period beginning in 2015.
Box 10: Insurance Contract Reimbursement / Refund. Seton Hall is not reporting this information.
* Please Note: The Internal Revenue Service's tax regulation indicates that a university is required to either report the amount paid by a student in box 1 OR the amount billed to a student in box 2 on Form 1098-T. Seton Hall University has elected to report qualified tuition and related expenses less any related reductions in charges.
While this information is meant to assist you, it is not meant as tax advice. Please consult with your tax preparer if you have additional questions regarding how the 1098-T relates to your specific tax preparation.
For additional information please see our frequently asked questions.
If you still have questions, please send an e-mail to Bursar@shu.edu. In the subject line write your name, SHU ID Number, and '1098-T Question'.
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