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Tax Information

1098 T and E Information

Students may be eligible to claim Hope Scholarship or Lifetime Learning credit under the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. RMU processes 1098-T and E tax forms for all eligible students.

The 1098-T form reports the amount of qualified tuition the student was charged and the amount of scholarships and grants the student received for the calendar year. The 1098-T form will reflect the amounts billed (not amounts paid) for qualified tuition and related expenses for the calendar year. For example, a transaction made in December 2008 toward the 2009 spring sememster will not be relected on the 2008 1098-T form because the transaction offsets a 2009 tuition charge.

Additionally, students participating in the Revolving Deferred Credit Agreement payment plan, may be eligible to claim a deduction for interest paid for educational expenses. The 1098-E form will reflect the interest paid during the applicable tax period.

Both the 1098-T and E forms are stored electronically with our servicer, Educational Computer Systems, Inc (ECSI), at www.ecsi.net/1098t. RMU sends postcards to eligible students prior to the end of January via standard mail that includes the login information necessary to download and print the form. To access your 1098-T form online, you will need:
  1. Robert Morris University's school code: F6
  2. The student's social security number (without hyphens)
  3. The student's ECSI pin number
Please contact ECSI at 1-866-428-1098 with any questions concerning website access.

An itemization of your financial transactions can be viewed by visiting your eServices page on the RMU website and selecting Statement under the Financial section.

The above information is based on the University's interpretation of the IRS guidelines and should not be considered tax advice. The University cannot provide tax advice concerning income taxes or the applicability of the student loan interest deduction provision to individual situations. Questions concerning income tax matter should be directed to a tax professional or the IRS.