IRS Form 1098-T Tuition Statement
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, 2013 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, 2012 and December 31st, 2012.
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.
Sample 1098-T Tuition Statement
(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)
(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)
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, 2012 and December 31st, 2012, which includes the qualified tuition and related expenses incurred in the Spring, Summer, Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013 semesters. For example, if the student was billed tuition in December 2012 for the Spring 2013 semester that begins in January 2013 the charges for the Spring 2013 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 2012
Box 4: Adjustments Made for a Prior Year:
This box represents any reductions to tuition and fees made during the 2012 year for a prior year (please note: the prior year is any year starting as of 2002 through 2011).
Box 5: Scholarships and Grants:
Box (5) includes scholarships and grant aid awarded payments(excluding loan proceeds) posted to your student account between January 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2012, which includes the Spring, Summer, Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013 semesters.
Box (6): Adjustments Made to Scholarships or Grants for a Prior Year:
Box 6 represents any reductions made to Scholarships or Grants in the year 2012 for a prior year (please note: the prior year is any year starting as of 2002 through 2011).
Box (8): Checked if at least half-time student:
Box (8) will be checked if the student was enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6 credits) during any academic period beginning in 2012.
Box (7) will be checked if:
The amount in Box (1) or Box (2) includes amounts for an academic period beginning in January 2013 through March 2013.
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.