Most importantly, IRS Publication 970 states that when figuring an education credit use only the amounts you paid or are deemed to have paid in 2019 for qualified education expenses.

  • Most tax professionals realize that the amount in Box 1 most often differs from the amounts you paid or are deemed to have paid and as such routinely request a copy of all of the student’s financial transactions, so that they can accurately calculate the amounts you paid or are deemed to have paid.  
    • A copy of the student’s financial transactions may be sought on your Nelnet account or by emailing studentfinancials@clarkson.edu (we will respond via email, unless instruction to do so otherwise).

​​​As per IRS instructions, do not contact Clarkson University (or ECSI) to see if you qualify for an educational credit and/or for help in calculating an education credit.  Information pertaining to education credits can be found in IRS Pub 970 or at IRS.gov or by calling the taxpayer assistance line at 1-800-829-1040 or by consulting a tax professional of your choosing.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Clarkson personnel (and ECSI personnel) are not tax professionals and could be held liable for any tax advice given, therefore we strongly recommend that you follow the IRS’ instructions and contact the IRS or a tax professional of your choosing if you have questions pertaining educational credits.

Important 1098-T Electronic Consent Information

Clarkson University, in conjunction with ECSI, is offering you the opportunity to receive your Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement electronically.  If you would like to receive your Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement electronically, please give your consent by following the link provided below and following the step-by-step instructions:

1098-T, Tuition Statement Electronic Consent