Tax Form 1098T Questions

Will paying my Spring semester balance in December have any effect on the person claiming me on their taxes for 2017?

The American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit may be available to students and taxpayers claiming students as dependents on their federal income tax returns for certain qualifying educational costs.

Although College personnel cannot offer specific tax advice, it is suggested that any questions regarding the applicability of these credits as well as the appropriate timing to make qualified tuition expense payments for the Spring 2018 semester in your particular situation be directed to your tax advisor prior to January 1, 2018. Reviewing the www.irs.gov website may also answer some of the questions you may have about the tax credits.   

Who can claim my education credit?

You, or the person who can claim you as a dependent, may be able to claim an education credit.

When will the 1098T form be mailed to my home address?

New for tax year 2017, Lycoming College has partnered with Heartland ECSI for processing 1098T tax forms.   The forms are mailed to your home address on or before January 31st unless you consented to electronic delivery.  If you consented to electronic delivery, an email notification will be sent to the student alerting them that the 1098T is available at https://heartland.ecsi.net/.  Once on the website, select Tax Documents then select "CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR YOUR TAX FORM".  Complete the necessary information to access the 1098T.  For frequently asked questions, go to www.ecsi.net/taxSelect/faq.html.

Can I access my 1098T online?

You can access your 1098T online by going to https://heartland.ecsi.net/.  If you have no other forms or accounts with Heartland ECSI and only want to access your 1098T, you will not need to set up a profile.  Simply go to  https://heartland.ecsi.net/.  Once on the website, select Tax Documents, then on the next page select "CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR YOUR TAX FORM"  Complete the necessary information to access the 1098T. 

If you have other forms and accounts with Heartland ECSI, you will need to retrieve your login credentials by selecting Click here to retrieve your login credentials.