Students' IRS Forms 1098T are available by the end of January each year for the previous calendar year from Heartland ECSI (ECSI). Follow the link to ECSI, or visit https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/FAQtaxDocuments, the servicer for Barnard's tax credit reporting.
From there, you can read about the Education Tax Credits for which you may be eligible when you file your federal income taxes. You may also view and reprint your personal IRS form 1098T and supplementary financial information that are sent to you by January 31 each year. These forms will assist you in preparing your federal income tax return.
Questions regarding Education Tax Credits, your 1098T form, or supplementary info?
- 1098T FAQ.
- Call ECSI toll free at 1-866-428-1098. (Note that ECSI provides some student loan processing/reporting and payment plans for other colleges, but they do not provide these services for Barnard College. Any reference to "borrower" on the ECSI site may be ignored.)
Other useful sources of information regarding tax credits:
- IRS Information about 1098T Tuition Statements
- IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Higher Education
- IRSF8863: Education Credits
ECSI has been engaged by Barnard to provide 1098T service, and we do not have further information. It is strongly recommended that you deal directly with ECSI, the IRS, or your tax advisor instead of Barnard College.