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1098-T tax information

1098-T Tax Reporting Information

1098-T forms are available by January 31 to students who meet the IRS' reporting requirements. Wayne State University currently outsources the processing of tax form 1098-T to VANGENT. Forms are made available online in WSU's student portal, Academica and on Vangent's website. 

What is Form 1098-T?

The IRS requires Wayne State University to report, both to the student and the IRS, certain summary financial information for students who meet IRS reporting criteria. This information is provided to assist students in determining their eligibility for certain educational tax credits.

The 1098-T form includes all tuition and fees charged as well as grants and scholarships credited to your account between January 1 and Dec 31 of the tax year you are viewing.

Transactions in the calendar year are reported as follows:

  1. Tuition & qualified fees (Box 2)
    • If you registered for the winter semester of the next tax year on or before December 31 of the tax year you are viewing, your tuition and fee charges for the winter semester also are included.
  2. Grants and scholarships (Box 5), including:
    • WSU administered grants & scholarships
    • External/private scholarships
    • Federal grants & qualified military benefits
  3. Adjustments made in the current tax year to amounts previously reported in boxes 2 and 5. (Boxes 4 and 6)

As Wayne State University reports transactions billed for qualified tuition and fees (Box 2) and Wayne State University administered grants and scholarships (Box 5), no information regarding payments is formally included on the 1098-T or are reported to the IRS (Box 1)

Students should consult banking records or their student account history on Academica for payment information. Receipt of a Form 1098-T does not establish eligibility for certain educational tax credits. Students should consult a tax advisor to determine eligibility.

Resources

There are many details surrounding benefits of The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Please contact a tax professional to determine if you qualify for these benefits. Wayne State University cannot provide tax advice. Visit one of the following websites to learn more about these tax benefits:

 

Accessing Your 1098-T Form in Academica

Log into Academica.wayne.edu - Enter your AccessID and password, select the Student tab. Using the menu located on the left, select Financial Records, select 1098-T, enter Tax Year and submit.

Accessing Your 1098-T Form (Vangent TRA)

Instructions on how to access the 1098-T form are summarized below:

Students who have accessed Vangent TRA in the past:

If you have accessed the 1098-T information via the Vangent TRA website previously, your user name and password are still valid. If you do not remember your user name and/or password, please click on the "forgot your password" or "forgot your user ID" links. If you do not remember either one, please select the "forgot your user ID" option first – you will be asked to provide your e-mail address and answer a security question. Then click on the "forgot your password" link. A temporary password will be sent to you.

  1. Log-in: http://tra.vangent.com
    Fill in the User ID and Password that you set up when you were a first time user. 
  2. After you log in, you will have three "options."
    1. You can change your 1098-T data – allows you to update your address only. Please note: changes made on this website will not be updated at WSU.  
    2. You can request a replacement copy of your 1098-T by mail (please only use this option if you do not wish to download your form).
    3. You can view/print the 1098-T for your records.

Students who are First Time users:

If this is the first time you are accessing your information on-line, you will need to register with Vangent.

  1. Click on the "First Time Students" link to set up your account. You will be asked to provide your first and last name – then you must also provide either your campus ID number or the last 5 digits of your social security number instead of your Wayne State University ID number to set up your new account.
  2. Select a user name. Once that is complete, you will receive an e-mail from TRA Customer Service with a temporary password and a link to complete the setup of your account. Please allow about 1-2 minutes after you receive your temporary password before you try to log in to allow their system to synchronize.
  3. Set up a security question and select a new password. Once that is done, you will be directed to the log-in page where you will need to enter your username and new password.
  4. Log-in: http://tra.vangent.com
    Fill in the User ID and Password that you set up when you were a first time user.
  5. After you log in, you will have three "options."
    1. You can change your 1098-T data – allows you to update your address only. Please note: changes made on this website will not be updated at WSU.
    2. You can request a replacement copy of your 1098-T by mail (please only use this option if you do not wish to download your form).
    3. You can view/print the 1098-T for your records.