1098-T Tax Information

1098-T Tax Reporting Information

Effective January 1, 2018, Internal Revenue Code requires all educational institutions to report payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) in Box 1 of Form 1098-T. Scholarships and Grants awarded during the calendar year will continue to be shown in Box 5.

Form 1098-T for the current tax year will be available by January 31, 2019. Wayne State University currently outsources the processing of tax form 1098-T to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), formerly Vangent. Paper forms will be sent to students' mailing address on file with the university. The form is also accessible online via WSU's student portal, https://Academica.wayne.edu, and on GDIT's website: https://tra.vangent.com

Accessing Your Form 1098-T in Academica

  1. Log into Academica.wayne.edu
  2. Enter your AccessID and password
  3. Select the Student tab
  4. Using the menu located on the left
  5. Select Financial Records
  6. Select 1098-T
  7. Enter Tax Year and submit

Accessing Your Form 1098-T (GDIT TRA Service)

Students who have accessed GDIT TRA Service in the past:

If you have accessed form 1098-T information via the GDIT 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 GDIT.

  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.
  1. Select a user name. Once that is completed, 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.
  1. 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.
  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.
  1. 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.
    1. 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).
    2. You can view/print the 1098-T for your records.

Frequently Asked Questions
Form 1098T
Form W-9S
IRS Tax Information for Students