As tax season quickly approaches, St. John’s University is prepared to do our share in making the filing process easier. For the past few years, students or parents were able to claim tax credits against their federal income taxes for expenses they paid for postsecondary education for themselves and their dependent children. The 2013 1098-T form is to aid you in the purpose of filing for certain educational tax credits.

The University cannot determine whether you are eligible to claim this tax credit. Please consult your tax advisor or IRS Publication 970 from the IRS website at irs.gov  to determine the amount of tax credit, if any, that you may be eligible to claim.

2013 1098-T form is scheduled to mail to students and be available on UIS beginning January 27, 2014.

You may view and print a copy of your 1098-T forms from current and/or prior years by logging into your UIS account, selecting “Student Account”, and selecting “Tax Notification”. 

All students should save their tuition and financial aid records for tax purposes.  These include cancelled checks, class schedules and student account summaries available when you log into St. John's University Information System. If you need a copy of your Student Account Summary by Term, please go to your UIS account.  
Please ensure your mailing address is your permanent address and that it is correct. Please log onto UIS and click on "Personal Information" to view and edit your address online. 

Due to IRS filing regulations, the University must provide on all 1098-T forms issued for students, a valid Social Security or Taxpayer Identification number for that student. Students can add a new Social Security number and review an existing number on UIS by clicking Personal Information, then click on Biographical Data.

W-9S Form

In order to properly prepare and submit the 1098-T to both the student and the IRS, your correct SSN or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is required.vTo add or correct the current SSN or ITIN on file, please dowload and complete the Form W-9S and return to the Office of Student Financial Services in person or by mail.

Download the W-9S Form

To mail in the completed W-9S form, please send to:

St. John's University
Office of Student Financial Services
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY  11439

Educational Tax Benefits

To promote access to and the affordability of college education, the IRS created a Web site highlighting various tax credits, deductions and savings plans designed to help parents and students pay for college. Please review this beneficial tax information. Other information concerning educational tax credits can be found on the IRS website www.irs.gov, including IRS Publication 970.

If you have questions concerning information provided on the 1098-T form, please contact Margaret Pugh at (718) 990-2406, or e-mail your questions to studentfinancialserv@stjohns.edu.