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What Information Appears on Your 1098-T Tax Form?

The 1098-T tax form is subdivided into 10 boxes. The university may leave some of these boxes blank if they do not apply to you.

  • Box 1: Payments Received for Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses – This box is left blank since the university reports based on qualified tuition and not payments received.
  • Box 2: Amounts Billed for Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses
  • Box 3: Checkbox for Change of Reporting Method – This box will be blank.
  • Box 4: Adjustments Made for a Prior Year – This box will only have an amount if there were any adjustments in payments for qualified tuition and related expenses from the previous tax years. 
  • Box 5: Scholarships or Grants – This box will only have an amount if you have a Pell Grant payment, outside scholarship, military benefits, or employer-provided assistance administered by the university.
  • Box 6: Adjustments to Scholarships or Grants for a Prior Year  This box will only have an amount if there were any adjustments to scholarship or grant amounts from previous tax years. 
  • Box 7: Amounts for an Academic Period Beginning in January through March of the following tax year
  • Box 8: Check if at Least Half-Time Student – This box may be checked if you have at least 6 undergraduate or 3 graduate credits per 16-week semester.
  • Box 9: Check if a Graduate Student – This box may be checked if you’re pursuing a graduate degree program or certificate.
  • Box 10: Insurance Contract Reimbursements or Refunds – This box is left blank.

Below is an image of a typical 1098-T tax form that you’ll receive from the university.

1098 T

If you have additional questions about this tax form, please email stuaccounts@apus.edu or call 877-755-2787 (Mon – Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET).