1098T Tax Form Information

2023 Forms 1098T are now available in LeoNet self service. Paper forms will be mailed before January 31, 2024 to the mailing address on file as of January 11, 2024. 

1098T forms are only available if the student had qualified expenses per the IRS guidelines. Please refer to the 1098T FAQs for further explanation.  

1098T FAQ'S

What information is included on the 1098-T tax form?

Information about the form can be found on the document available at the link below.

1098T - Form Information

Why did I receive a 1098-T tax form?


Educational institutions are required by law to provide information to students who qualify for the American Opportunity Tax Credit (ATOC) or the Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC). Schools, colleges, and universities report this information to the IRS and to students on Form 1098-T.



Am I eligible to claim a tax credit?


Whether you may take advantage of these tax credits depends upon your individual facts and circumstances. The University cannot provide tax advice, so you may want to consult the IRS or a tax professional to find out more about the credits and your eligibility. Please see the following resource links: IRS Publication 970 or Tax Information for Students

How do I receive a paper copy of 1098-T Form?


The IRS requires Form 1098-T to be postmarked by January 31 of the following calendar year. This form is available online in your LeoNet account for printing along with the form being mailed to the student’s official mailing address on file as of the date of printing. If you need to update your address, this can be done by following the instructions at the following link:

 Address changes

How do I view and/or print a copy of my 1098-T Form?

Once available in LeoNet you will be able to view and/or print a copy of your form 1098T, please use the following link for instruction on how to do so in LeoNet.

To view or print form 1098T

Why did I not receive a 1098-T Form?


Southeastern Louisiana University reports payments for qualified tuition and related expenses received during the calendar year. The amount paid to the University must have been recorded in the calendar year for your tax form. Another reason is students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or paid entirely by scholarships or grants are not required to be reported.

What are Qualified and Non-Qualified expenses?


As defined by the Federal Government, qualified tuition and related expenses are tuition, fees, and course materials required for a student to be enrolled or attend and eligible educational institution. Examples of non-qualified expenses are charges for room, board, insurance, medical expenses (including student health fees), transportation/parking, and similar personal, living, or family expenses.

Why doesn’t the amount paid on my 1098-T form match my records?


When reviewing your records please take into consideration your actual payment/registration dates. The 1098-T form reflects amounts paid in the calendar year. Amounts paid in prior or next calendar year are not included.

Example: If you registered and paid for your Spring courses in November or December, they will be included on the 1098T of the year in which the payment occurred.

Who do I call if I need help with my form 1098T?


You will need to contact the IRS or a tax professional for assistance with using the form to complete your tax filing. Our office cannot provide tax assistance but can answer only basic questions about the form and you may call (985) 549-2068.


Contact Us

Controller's Office
SLU 10720
Hammond, LA 70402

(985) 549-3486 Phone

(985) 549-2068 Phone