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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.

  • NOTE: If you became a U.S. permanent resident during the past calendar year, you may not automatically receive your 1098-T. Please submit this help ticket to request your 1098-T.
  • U.S. residents for tax purposes need to submit this help ticket to request a 1098-T.

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. When available (on or about January 31 each year), select the year link to download your 1098-T.

When will I receive the 1098-T form?

If you opt to receive your 1098-T electronically before the end of the calendar year, you will receive an email in late January notifying you when the form is available in Axess. If you do not opt to receive your 1098-T electronically, a paper form will be mailed to your home address on file with Stanford. Stanford is required, by law, to provide Form 1098-T to eligible students no later than January 31*.

*Mailed paper forms will be postmarked by January 31.

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 a 1098-T form. See information on establishing a 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 a Request a 1098-T help ticket to the Student Services Center.

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

Alumni have on-demand access to the 1098-T via Axess. (Alumni have base-level Axess privileges for 5 years after degree conferral.)

The breadcrumbs for accessing the 1098-T are:

  • Log into Axess
  • Then, select My Finances > Pay & Tax Statements

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 (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification (ITIN) Number must be correct and match the information used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) before Stanford begins the process of generating your 1098-T.

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.