The generation of the 1098-T Tuition Statement for Fordham University are administered by Educational Computer Systems, Inc (ECSI). ECSI mails and electronically presents your 1098-T.
**By January 31, 2014 all eligible students will receive a 1098-T tax statement.**
Retrieving an electronic copy of your 1098-T:
In order to retrieve your 1098-T electronically you will need to log into the ECSI web site. To login you will need the following information:
School Code: ACBF.
Account Number: Your Fordham ID (FIDN) or your social security number.
Pin/Password: Initially ECSI assigns each student a PIN number. This PIN number will act as the student's password until the the student changes the password. Once the student changes their password your PIN is only needed if your forget your password.
If you are a first time ECSI user and are having trouble logging in please click here to retrieve a portion of your login information.
If you have used ECSI in past and forgot your password please click here to have the password emailed to you.
Understanding your 1098-T:
The Tax Relief Act of 1997 created two education tax credits for students, the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.
Who gets the 1098-T?
Fordham University provides the 1098T student with reportable charges who were matriculated and pursuing a degree between January 1st, 2013 and December 31st, 2013.
Exceptions: Please note Fordham University is NOT REQUIRED to provide 1098-T's to non-matriculated or non-resident alien students. If a student is in one of these two categories Fordham University can generate a 1098-T by student request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a 1098-T to be generated for you if you fall into one of the two categories listed.
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(A) Filer’s Information:
Fordham University’s name, address and telephone number
(B) Filer’s Federal Identification Number:
Fordham University’s taxpayer identification number (TIN). Your TIN is usually the same as your social security number, or it may be one that you requested from the IRS. The IRS requires that you provide an accurate TIN to Fordham University. If you do not have a valid TIN with the university, the IRS may impose penalties of up to $100. If you need to update your TIN, please click here for more information.
(C) Student’s Social Security Number:
Student’s Social Security Number: Changes or corrections to your social security number must be made in person at the Enrollment Services at your campus.
(D) Student's Name and Address:
Student's name and address that is on file with the University.
(E) Service Provider/Acct. No.
The student's Fordham Identification Number (FIDN)
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Box 1 (Payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses)
The IRS gives the university the option of providing information in either Box 1 or Box 2. Fordham University has opted to provide information in Box 2.
Box 2 Amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses:
This box shows the total tuition and related fees required for enrollment or attendance at Fordham University. These tuition and related expenses are those that were posted to the student account between January 1st, 2013 and December 31st, 2013, which includes the qualified tuition and related expenses incurred in the Spring, Summer, Fall 2013 and/or Spring 2014 semesters. For example, if the student was billed tuition in December 2013 for the Spring 2014 semester that begins in January 2014 the charges for the Spring 2014 semester will appear in this box.
Box 3 Checkbox for Change of Reporting Method:
This box will not be checked, because Fordham University has not changed its reporting method for 2013.
Box 4 Adjustments Made for a Prior Year
This box represents any reductions to tuition and fees made during the 2013 year for a prior year (please note: the prior year is any year starting as of 2002 through 2012).
Box 5 Scholarship and Grants:
Box 5 includes scholarships and grant aid awarded payments(excluding loan proceeds) posted to your student account between January 1st, 2013 and December 31st, 2013, which includes the Spring, Summer, Fall 2013 and/or Spring 2014 semesters.
Box 7 will be checked if:
The amount in Box (1) or Box (2) includes amounts for an academic period beginning in January 2014 through March 2014.
Box 9 Checked if a graduate student
Box 9 will be checked if the student was enrolled exclusively in a program leading to a graduate degree, certificate, or other graduate credential.
Box 10 Insurance Contract Reimbursements or Refunds
The reporting institution (Fordham University) is not required to provide information in this box.
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Updating Your TIN
There are two ways to update your TIN:
1. The preferred option is to provide Enrollment Services a written request to correct the Social Security Number (SSN) currently in our records. You must bring a photo ID bearing the same legal name as your social security card and must accompany the request. The documents must be presented in person.
If you cannot present original documents, Enrollment Services will accept notirized copies of the original documents.
Acceptable photo/legal documents that must accompany a Social Security Number change request are: Passport, Driver's License, or Court Order.
2. The alternative opition is to complete a W-9S Form. This form provides the means for documenting your taxpayer identification number. If you elect to use this form complete and sign the form and return it to Fordham University's Office of Enrollment Services, this form may be mailed or brought in person. DO NOT SEND THE W-9S TO THE IRS.
Please keep in mind that the W-9S, will only change the TIN that is used on the 1098-T. It will not change your Social Security Number with Fordham University.
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