Form 1098-T FAQ

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (TRA 97)

Also see Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 overview.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is new on the 1098-T form this year?

In previous years, your 1098-T included an amount in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) that we billed to your student account for the calendar year. Due to a change in reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.

Can I get a new copy of my 1098T on line?

You can access the 1098T form online by going to and choosing Tax Documents in the purple box. Follow the link that says "CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR YOUR TAX FORM". Search for Mount Holyoke College in the School Name field and submit. You will need to enter the student’s first and last name, Social Security Number and zip code. If you have never logged in to ECSI or if you have forgotten your password and need assistance, you can call them at 866.428.1098.

When will my 1098-T form be available?

Forms will be mailed to students no later than January 31 using the address that has been provided to Mount Holyoke College. Students who have opted for electronic delivery at the ECSI website will have access to the forms online before January 31.

I made tuition payments in 2018; why is there no amount in box 1

If your payments were made toward the Spring 2018 semester you will not see them reported in Box 1. The billed amount was reported on your 2017 form because we billed you in December 2017. We cannot report both the amount billed and the amount paid.

My form 1098-T indicates that I was better than half-time for the calendar year of 2018, but I graduated in May. If I wasn't at MHC for the entire year, why am I still considered better than half-time?

You received a 1098-T form because you were half-time for at least one semester.

Why doesn't my 1098-T form have a social security number?

MHC did not have a social security number on file. You will need to go to the Student Financial Services office and submit a copy of your social security card or complete a W-9S form.

I'm an international student and didn't receive a 1098-T form. Why?

Institutions are not required to issue a 1098-T form to international students unless a student specifically requests one. If you would like to request a form, you can email Deborah Johnson, student account manager, or call her at 413-538-2291.

I'm a U.S. citizen and didn't receive a 1098-T form. Why?

We have issued a 1098-T form to all students who made a payment toward tuition and/or tuition related charges. However, if you did not receive a 1098-T form and believe that you should have, please email Deborah Johnson or call her at 413-538-2291.