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Tax Information 1098 T/ W-9S

Your 1098-T forms are available via AU Access by the end of January of each year.

What are qualified tuition and related expenses?

Qualified tuition and related expenses are tuition and fees a student is billed for enrollment or attendance at an eligible education institution. Non-qualified expenses would be housing and meal plans.
If you have any questions regarding the figures, please contact Student Financial Services at 334-844-4634. Questions on how and what can be claimed on your taxes should be directed to your tax preparer or advisor.

How Auburn University Reports

In prior reporting years, the IRS gave institutions of higher education the option of reporting either payments received (Box 1) or qualified charges billed (Box 2). Auburn University reported qualified charges billed (Box 2) to the student’s account within the calendar year (January 1- December 31). These may have included Spring semester charges which are billed in November of the previous year.

Reporting Method Change:
Effective for tax year 2018, the IRS mandates that all institutions of higher education report payments received (Box 1).

If you did not submit an SSN/TIN at the time of admission to Auburn University, you will receive requests to provide the SSN/TIN prior to December 31. You should complete IRS Form W-9S and either:

  • Deliver it in person to 203 Mary Martin Hall
  • Fax to 334-844-3757
  • Mail to:
    • Student Financial Services
      203 Mary Martin Hall
      Auburn University AL 36849-5119
      Upload the IRS Form W-9S.
W-9S Form