The 1098T form is required for you to claim education credits on your tax return. There are two education credits you may be eligible for based on your qualifying expenses: The American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit. The Bursar's Office is responsible for generating 1098T forms for U.S. citizens who attended Caltech half-time or more between January 1 and December 31, and whose tuition payments were more than the aid received during the tax reporting year. We will also manually prepare a form for Non-resident aliens/International students who are eligible and request a form. Although we are unable to give tax advice the IRS website and publication 970 can be very helpful for you to determine if you qualify for the tax benefit.
The 1098T form is accessible online on the TSC Web Services site at www.tsc1098t.com.
View / Print
To view or print the 1098T form:
- Log on to www.tsc1098t.com.
- Enter the Site ID: 11436
- User Name: Student UID #
- Password: Last 4 digits of your SSN #
For security reasons, you will then be prompted to change your password. Enter your old password (last four digits of your SSN) and then enter a new password. The new password must be 8 characters and contain at least one numeric character, one upper case letter and one special character. Once you have entered your new password, you will be presented with the online consent form. Read the Online Consent Form for the requirements and specifications. If you agree, click on "Consent". Once you consent, you will NOT be mailed a 1098-T and must return to the site after January 30, 2020 to view/print a copy of your 2019 Form 1098-T. Your consent will apply to 2020 and subsequent years.
Form 1098E is a form for reporting educational loan interest paid. For Form 1098E pertaining to the Caltech or Perkins loan interest, you may contact Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI). ECSI phone number is (888) 549-32741. Or you may log into your loan account at Heartland ECSI. Please refer to IRS Publication 970 for information about the form.
The W-2 forms are generated by Payroll Services Office. For W-2 information please contact the Payroll Services Office customer service phone number at (626) 395-8668.