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Taxpayer Relief Act

IRS Form 1098-T

You may be eligible for education tax credits if you are paying education costs for yourself or a member of your immediate family. IRS Form 1098-T will enable you to determine if you qualify.

Duquesne University is required to provide the IRS Form 1098-T for all enrolled students, as long as there was a reportable transaction on their account.  We must also provide the enrollment and financial information to the IRS.  Transactions that are identified as reportable include tuition and fees a student must pay to be enrolled in a degree program.  If the student is enrolled in a course for which no academic credit is given, even if the student is in a degree program, the University will not provide a 1098-T.  Also, please note that nonresident alien students will not automatically be provided the form.

Duquesne University has partnered with Heartland ECSI, offering you the opportunity to receive your 1098-T Tuition Statement electronically this year. To enroll online, please give your consent by following the link provided below and following the step by step instructions. 1098-T's will be provided by the end of January 2018. If electronic consent is not received by January 1, 2018, the 1098-T will be mailed to the current permanent address on file. 1098-T Electronic Consent
Please use your student ID number found in QuikPAY (D0_______) not the ID number on your ID card, when completing the online consent form.

Duquesne University reports the amount billed for qualifying tuition and fees in Box 2 and the total amount of scholarships and grants in Box 5.    It is the student’s responsibility to determine the taxability of scholarships or grants received. For information, please log onto www.irs.gov and access IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education. The IRS has also developed the Interactive Tax Assistant, an online progression of questions to help taxpayers determine their eligibility for either the AOTC, the Lifetime Learning Credit, or the above-the-line deduction for tuition and fees.

The amounts in either box are for the calendar year (January 1 through December 31. Often times, tuition for the spring term is billed in the prior calendar year.   For example, charges for the spring 2018 term are billed in November and December, 2017.  These amounts billed are reflected on the 2017 1098-T.  Detailed information can be found online in QuikPAY; login to  www.duq.edu/dori and select:

Self Service Banner>Student Information>Student Account>Access QuikPay>View and Pay Accounts>Current Account Activity