Accounting Services

Student Tuition Statements (1098-T)


All students enrolled and billed for qualifying tuition and related expenses for a calendar year are sent a 1098-T tax form from LSU Health by the end of January in the next calendar year. In order to provide this information, students must have their social security number on their student record. These records are managed by our Registrar's office. If we do not have your social security number on file and you would like to receive a form 1098-T, please complete a Substitute Form W-9S.

1098-T Electronic Consent

You have the opportunity receive your 1098-T Tuition Statement electronically. 1098-T's will be provided by the end of January. If electronic consent is not received by January 15th, the 1098-T will be mailed to the current address on file.

The benefits of receiving an electronic statement are:

  • Online delivery provides access to the 1098-T form much earlier than the traditional mailing process.
  • Online delivery eliminates the chance that the 1098-T form will get lost, misdirected, or delayed during delivery, or misplaced once delivered.
  • Signing up for online delivery is easy and secure.
  • 1098-T forms can be delivered while traveling or away from home

To give consent to receive your 1098-T form electronically, follow the simple instructions below to sign up or click here for visual step-by-step instructions!

  • Visit Academic Self-Service:
  • Under the Finances section, select Other Finances… in the box to the left.
  • Select “View 1098-T”, and then click the arrow to the right of the box.
  • At the bottom of the “View 1098-T” page, click the “Grant Consent” box.
  • After reviewing the consent agreement, click the “Yes” box and click “Submit”.

It's that easy!

Please email us at with questions regarding your 1098-T Statement.

In previous years, the student's 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) LSU Health billed to your student account for the prior calendar year.  Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, LSU Health is required to report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the prior calendar year.  This means you will no longer see an amount in Box 2, but rather see an amount in Box 1 (Payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses.) 

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.

LSU Health 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.

For more information about Form 1098-T, see the FAQs below or download this guide from the IRS.

1098-T Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For Electronic Consent 1098-T Forms, see:  Step-By-Step Instructions