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1098-T Form

You may be eligible for an educational tax credit on your Tax Return. In order to claim your tax credit, you will need your 1098T Tuition Statement Tax Form. RCBC has partnered with ECSI – a company that specializes in the distribution of these tax forms. The 1098-T form is available for our students on January 31. You may use this form when filing your taxes to determine your Lifetime Learning Tax credit eligibility. For more information please visit Lifetime Learning Credit.

Please note: 2017 1098-T is reporting the amount billed in the year of 2017 and not the amount paid in 2017.

Please fill out the consent form online to receive your 1098-T Tuition Statement online.

https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/eConsent

The benefits to receiving electronic notification are:

  • Provides access to the form 1098-T earlier than the traditional mailing process.
  • Online access eliminates the chance that the 1098-T will get lost, misdirected, or delayed during delivery, or misplaced once the student receives it.
  • Signing up for online access is easy and secure.
  • Students can access their 1098-T form while traveling or away from their home address.

Steps to view/print current year 1098-T on ECSI/Heartland website:

We encourage students to opt in to receive 1098-T electronically. This is a safer, faster and convenient way to access your 1098-T form.

  1. Go to ECSI website at https://heartland.ecsi.net.
  2. Select the option of “Click Here.”
  3. Search for “Rowan College at Burlington County “and click “submit.”
  4. Enter First name, Last Name, SSN and Zip Code, click “Continue.”
  5. Verify the information entered and click “Continue.”
  6. Select the current year 1098-T listed.
  7. Click “View/Print Statement.”

Steps to access prior year tax forms:

You must create a profile to view/print a prior year 1098-T tax form by following the below steps:

  1. Go to ECSI website at https://heartland.ecsi.net.
  2. Click the “Sign In or Register” button located at the top right of the screen. You may sign in if you have already created a profile. If not, you may register here to create a profile.
  3. Create a unique Username and Password and click “Continue.”
  4. Enter requested personal information and click “Continue.”
  5. Enter the required address info and click “Continue.”
  6. Setup and answer three security questions and click “Sign in & Accept.”
  7. When creating a profile for the first time you must click on “Connect an Account.”
  8. Enter the Heartland Key, if you do not have one, you may contact ESCI to obtain one by calling 1-866-428-1098 or use the “Live Chat” option (Live Chat option is recommended due to a quicker response).
  9. Click on “Connected Accounts.”
  10. Click on “History” and select the option of “Achieved All.”
  11. Select the year of the 1098-T you are looking for.

To be eligible for the 1098-T form you must have:

  • A valid Social Security number.
  • Qualified tuition and fee expenses occurred during the reporting tax year (2017 calendar year).
  • Charges billed for credit courses only.

Not eligible for the 1098-T form

  • Invalid Social Security number.
  • Scholarship and/or financial aid covered the entire tuition and fee expense.
  • Third party, such as student employer, covered the entire bill.
  • Qualified tuition and fee expenses occurred NOT during the reporting tax year.  For ex. The charges for spring 2017 classes were billed in the year of 2016 if you enrolled for spring 2017 classes in the year of 2016. The billed amount for spring 2017 was reported in 2016 1098-T and would not be included in the 2017 1098-T. The reported amount on 1098-T is when you are billed and not when the term starts or when you paid.