IRS 1098-T Tuition Statement (Tax Form)

Columbia-Greene Community College staff cannot give tax advice or assist students in calculating individual credit amounts. Please consult a tax advisor for assistance.

The College partners with ECSI to deliver Form 1098-T Tuition Statements for tax reporting. Form 1098-T assists students in determining eligibility for an Education Tax Credit, an annual statement that provides the total amount of qualified payments made on a student’s account during the calendar year.

For students who qualify, ECSI mails the Form 1098-T Tuition Statements before February 1. Access the 1098-T through ECSI at

Contact the Bursar’s Office at 518-697-6300 or with any questions you have.

Accessing 1098-T Information from the Internal Revenue Service

Education Tax Credits

The American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit can help eligible students and their parents offset the cost of higher education by reducing the amount of income tax they owe.

Check out Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, and Form 8863, Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits), to learn more.

Important Reminders About the 1098-T

  • The 1098-T tax form reports the amounts paid to your account towards qualified tuition and fee charges only. Remember that the 1098-T is an informational form only and does not directly define taxable income or eligibility for a tax credit.
  • The College is not required to issue a 1098-T if your qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or entirely paid with grants or scholarships, or if your qualified tuition and related expenses are paid via an agreement between your sponsor and the College.
  • The Columbia-Greene Community College federal ID number reported on the 1098-T form is 14-1504452.
  • Columbia-Greene Community College cannot provide tax advice. Use the 1098-T Tuition Statement as a guide for claiming any tax credits and/or deductions for which you may be eligible.