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1098-T

General Information

1098-Ts for 2018 will be mailed by January 31, 2019. Students will also be able to access (view and print) their 1098-Ts electronically via myUMBC.  Please take a moment to review the following FAQ. We hope it will answer your questions. If you need to reach us you can always contact Student Business Services. We’re here to help you!


1098-T FAQ

When will I receive my 1098-T

1098-Ts will be in the mail by 1/31/19.

When will online access to 1098-T be available?

Online access begins on 1/20/19.

How do I view my 1098-T online?

1. Login to myUMBC

2. Select the Account Inquiry link.

3. Select the Account Services tab.

Will every student receive a 1098-T?

No, some students are not eligible to receive a 1098-T.

You will not receive a 1098-T if:

  • The total amount of your scholarships and/or tuition waivers received in the calendar year were equal to or exceeded the total amount of eligible tuition and fees paid in the same calendar year.
  • You did not have eligible charges in the calendar year. Note that charges reported are based on date of payment for classes, not on billing.

Will my 1098-T reflect payments made?

Yes, UMBC will report on payments received for 2018.

Why are Winter 2019 and/or Spring 2019 payments reflected on the 2018 1098-T?

All eligible payments made in 2018 will appear in Box 1.  If you registered and paid for Winter 2019 and/or Spring 2019 classes in 2018, those payments will be included in Box 1.

What is included in Box 1 (Amounts Paid)?

All eligible tuition and mandatory fees, including orientation and matriculation fees, paid in the calendar year are included in Box 1. Please note that Room and Board are not reported on 1098-Ts.

Is all financial aid included in Box 5 (Scholarships and Grants)?

Only scholarships, grants and third party payments are included in Box 5. Loans are not reported on 1098-Ts.

Where are tuition & fee waivers reported?

Tuition & fee waivers (such as tuition remission) that posted in the calendar year are subtracted from tuition and fee payments for the same calendar year. The difference is reported in Box 1.

What is reported in Box 4 (Adjustments made for a prior year)?

Adjustments made in the calendar year (to payments for tuition and/or fees posted in a previous calendar year) are reported in Box 4.

What is reported in Box 6 (Adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year)?

Adjustments made in a calendar year (to scholarships or grants that posted in a previous calendar year) are reported in Box 6.