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Student Tax Information:: 1098-T

Walters State Community College mails 1098-T forms each year before January 31st in compliance with IRS regulations. The 1098-T is mailed to the students' permanent home address on file in Admissions. Once the 1098-T data has been processed and forms mailed, the information is available at MyWS.

Notice for 2015

This is to inform you that the 1098-T form you recently received contained two erros related to calendar year dates. However, because the tax information within the form is correct, the 1098-T can be used "as-is" to prepare your tax return.

The calendar year errors are in boxes 3 and 7. In box 3, the year is incorrectly shown as 2014; it should be 2015. The calendar year shown in box 7 is 2015; it should be 2016.

If you or your tax preparer desire a printed 1098-T with the correct year printed in boxes 3 and 7, one is available through MyWS:

  1. Login to MyWS
  2. select "STUDENT"
  5. Enter the year 2015 and you can print the 1098-T tax form.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you have questions, please contact

Cashier's Office
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Access 1098-T data

  1. Login to MyWS
  2. select "STUDENT"

Information Provided on the 1098-T:

In compliance with IRS regulations and Tennessee Board of Regents policies, WSCC provides the total amount of charges posted to the student account for the tax year along with the total assistance received (financial aid, third party, etc.) for the tax year. This includes only transactions posted to the student account dated January 1 - December 31 (tax year). WSCC does not provide the total amount paid by the student. For the total amount paid for the tax year, the student must refer to their student account at MyWS or their personnel receipts/documents.

Student did not Receive 1098-T

There are several reasons why a student may not receive a 1098-T form. The IRS regulations state that educational institutions are not required to furnish 1098-T forms for:

  • Courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program
  • Nonresident alien students, unless requested by the student
  • Students whose qualified educational expenses are entirely waived or paid with financial or third party assistance
  • Incorrect permanent address on file in Admissions
  • Students who do not have a Social Security Number


Questions concerning the 1098-T data, please contact the Cashier Office at 423.585.2616.

Note: The Cashier Office is only allowed to discuss the student information with the student unless the student has signed a release of information with the Cashier Office.

Questions concerning how to complete your tax return, please consult the IRS, an accountant, or tax preparer.

Overview of Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (TRA97) introduced several tax incentives pertaining to educational expenses and student loans. The Hope and Lifetime Learning credits offer the ability to reduce your taxes based on qualified educational expenses. The 1098- T form provides a student with the total amount of qualified educational expenses billed (dated) in the current tax year (Box 2). Also, TRA97 provides a deduction for the interest paid on qualifying student loans. The IRS Form 1098-E reports the qualifying student loan interest for the student loan deduction.