Tax Information FAQs

  1. Can I obtain another copy of my 1098T?
  2. Why is Box 2 left blank?
  3. What are "Qualified" expenses?
  4. I believe I paid more than the amount listed in Box 1; why doesn’t it show the full amount I paid?
  5. I believe that I did not pay as much as the amount listed in Box 1; where did that number come from?
  6. How can I verify the amounts that I paid to student accounts in 2019?
  7. My student graduated in May 2019 and I made a payment for tuition in 2019, but I did not receive a 1098T to report this payment; why?
  8. How do I know whether or not I qualify for a federal education tax credit?
Can I obtain another copy of my 1098T?

Current and former students, as well as parents, may access a printable PDF version of their 1098T online via Maximus TRA Services.

Why is Box 2 left blank?

In previous years, your 1098T included a figure in Box 2 which represented the Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses (QTRE) that we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements, under federal law, beginning with tax year 2019, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE paid to the account during the year.

What are "Qualified" expenses?

Qualified expenses, per IRS guidelines, are expenses limited to tuition and certain related expenses for enrollment in a course. Room and meals and other expenses, such as the health center access fee, health insurance, and vehicle registration, are not included.

I believe I paid more than the amount listed in Box 1; why doesn’t it show the full amount I paid?

Per IRS guidelines, the amount of payments listed in Box 1 is capped at the amount of QTRE. While you may have paid more than the amount listed on the 1098T, those payments may have been used for non-QTRE and are not permitted to be included on the form.

I believe that I did not pay as much as the amount listed in Box 1; where did that number come from?

Per IRS guidelines, the amount of payments listed in Box 1 includes payments, scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial aid used to pay QTRE. Please note that Box 5 of the form also includes scholarships.

How can I verify the amounts that I paid to student accounts in 2019?

Parents and students can view these amounts via IRISHPAY:

  • Log into IRISHPAY
  • Click on "View and Pay Accounts"
  • Click on "Statement History" tab
  • Select the PDF download icon for any statement available
My student graduated in May 2019 and I made a payment for tuition in 2019, but I did not receive a 1098T to report this payment; why?

This is due to the change in reporting method. Although the student graduated in 2019, most Spring 2019 charges were placed on accounts in 2018. Thus, those who were charged in 2018 for their qualified tuition and related expenses would have received a 1098T in 2018 with the amount charged in Box 2. Therefore, we cannot report the payment received in 2019 as this would be double reporting.

How do I know whether or not I qualify for a federal education tax credit?

The University of Notre Dame is unable to provide tax advice. You may find it helpful to seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or advisor. You may also find detailed information within IRS Publication 970.