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1098-T Eligibility and Access

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This section will help you determine your eligibility to receive the 1098-T form, how to find the form, and how to request it if you cannot access it online. It also explains how your personal data (name, SSN/ITIN, and address) are reflected on the form.

Will I receive a 1098-T? 

You will automatically receive a 1098-T form if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and your enrollment credits are leading to a post-secondary degree from Stanford. Please follow the opt-in process to receive and view your 1098-T electronically.

You will not receive a 1098-T if you are an international student (non-resident alien), a student in Continuing Studies or SCPD (except for HCP), a postdoc, a visiting researcher or visiting student.

How do I opt-in to receive and view the 1098-T electronically?

1. Log into Axess (student role)
2. My Finances > Pay & Tax Statements > 1098-T
3. Click "grant consent" (look for the rectangle toward the bottom right of the screen)
4. Read the agreement, click the checkbox and then click submit. 
5. Download your 1098-T.

This is also where you can view your 1098-T once it is available (on or about Jan 31). 

When will I receive the 1098-T form?

Stanford typically provides the 1098-T starting on or about Jan 31st. We are required, by law, to provide this form no later than January 31st*.

*Paper forms sent via postal service will be time stamped by January 31st.

I am an international student. Can I request the 1098-T? 

Full-time international students who are considered US residents for tax purposes may request the 1098-T. See information on establishing presence in the USA to be considered a US resident for tax purposes at: IRS Substantial Presence Test in the US.

You can request a copy of the 1098-T by submitting this help ticket to the Student Services Center: Request a 1098-T.

If I already graduated and need to request the 1098-T, how do I do that?

If you no longer have access to view your 1098-T in Axess, you can request a copy of the 1098-T by submitting this help ticket to the Student Services Center: Request a 1098-T.

Please include your Stanford alumni email address and/or your personal email address on the ticket so that we can send you the form via secure email.

Why do I need to report my SSN or ITIN number by the end of December?

The University must report accurate student financial data to the IRS. Both your name and Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification (ITIN) Number must be correct and match the information on your social security card before the process of generating the 1098-T starts.

Can I request an address change on my 1098-T?

The 1098-T normally includes your home address, whether it is in the US or abroad.

Requests to update the student’s address are not fulfilled since the form does not need to be sent with the tax returns.