Tax Information

IRS Form 1098-T

Important Changes to IRS Regulatory Reporting for the 2018 1098-T

Per Federal regulations, Roger Williams University is annually obligated to provide all students enrolled in a credit bearing program with an IRS Form 1098-T. In previous years, your 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 (below) that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year. Box 2 will no longer be populated.

  • QTRE includes tuition and certain related expenses required for enrollment. (Room and board are not considered qualified expenses.)
  • The amount paid is capped by QTRE in the same calendar year.

Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you were considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. (You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970, page 9.)

The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of your tax return.

Roger Williams University is unable to provide you with individual tax advice, but should you have questions, you should seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.

Below is a blank sample of the 2019 Form 1098-T that you will receive in January 2020. For more information about Form 1098-T, visit

The 1098-T for calendar year 2019 will be mailed to the student's address on record no later than January 31, 2020. If you do not receive your 2019 1098-T, please email Rosa Greber in the Bursar's Office at and include the student's name and ID#. The 1098-T can only be mailed to the student’s address on record. We do not FAX 1098-Ts. Students may pick up copies in the Bursar’s Office.

IRS Form 8300

RWU is required by law to report receipt of more than $10,000 in cash over a course of any 12 month period to the IRS by filing an IRS Form 8300. Cash (currency), Money Orders, Cashier’s/Treasurer's checks and Traveler’s checks are considered cash payments.

Personal and corporate checks are not considered cash payments. Students will be notified by the University Bursar’s Office if a Form 8300 has been filed.