FAQ for HOPE 1098T

The 1098T forms for the 2020 tax year are now available at www.1098Tforms.com.  If you have electronically downloaded or accessed your 1098T for a prior year, please use the “RETURNING STUDENT LOGIN” link on the 1098Tforms.com website.  If  you have never electronically accessed your 1098T form from the 1098T forms website or if you are new to Redlands during the 2020 calendar year, please use the “>> STUDENT ENROLLMENT PAGE” link.  If you have issues accessing your 1098T for calendar year 2020, please review the “>> TO INSTRUCTIONS PAGE.” Students who were pre-enrolled at Redlands for Spring 2021 and made payments for Spring before December 31, 2020 may also have transactions available on a 1098T form.

Why is accessing your 1098T important?  You can help Redlands save printing and mailing costs by choosing electronic delivery of your 1098T form.

Please note that Redlands Community College cannot give you tax advice regarding the 1098T form.  Consult with the your tax preparer for assistance in how to claim the 1098T tax credits.

What is the 1098T Form?
The 1098T Form is a Federal IRS document that is provided to students who are eligible and have paid for qualified educational expenses in the most recent calendar year.  Students who have adjustments during the most recent calendar year for the prior calendar year transactions will also receive a 1098T Form.  

Am I eligible to receive a 1098T Form?
A 1098T form will not be issued for:
•    Courses for which academic credit is not issued;
•    International students.
A 1098T Form will not be mailed to students who:
•    Have an address hold;
•    Have institutionally-issued ID numbers (in the format beginning with 241-00-xxxx) instead of Social Security numbers.

When will I receive my 1098T Form?
If you are eligible to receive a 1098T Form, it will be available online or mailed by January 31.  For more information, please visit our 1098T partner agency’s page at www.1098Tforms.com, and click on the “TO INSTRUCTIONS PAGE” link.

Will I receive a 1098T Form in the mail?
If you download the form online from www.1098Tforms.com, you will not receive a copy in the mail.

What should I do if my 1098T Form may have incorrect information?
After receiving or downloading your 1098T Form, please ensure that your Name, Address, Social Security/Taxpayer Identification Number and information in the boxes are correct. If any of that information is incorrect, please send an email with the correct information to the Redlands Community College Business Office (Business.Office@redlandscc.edu) from your Redlands student email account. The Business Office will notify you of their findings within 2-3 business days after review.