ECSI Student Tax Information (1098T & 1098E)  

Please keep in mind ECSI cannot offer tax advice, please consult your tax professional.

Important Information

How can I get my login information if I do not know it?
Click here to log in to your online acccount.. To view your tax form, you will need your School Code, Account Number (SSN) and PIN/Password to access your account.
Click here to retrieve your login credentials. Enter all the information requested. Your login credentials will appear after you click submit. **Please note that the zip code entered must match the one on file that the school sent ECSI.**

What if the SSN on my tax form is incorrect?
To correct your Social Security Number ("SSN") on your tax form, you must fill out Form W-9S. Click here to download Form W-9S. Please include your School Code and School name on the top of the form to help expedite your request. Please note that your SSN cannot be corrected without a W-9S form on file. After completing the form, you can submit it to ECSI using the following methods:

  • PREFERRED: Scan the form and email it to: cservice@ecsi.net.
  • Fax the form to: (866) 450.8881.
  • Mail the form to: 181 Montour Run Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108.

Please be sure to include your email address on the form. By providing your email address, ECSI will be able to notify you via email that your new form is available. You will also receive a new login for your website account.

Instructions for Student
Click here to view Form 1098T Instructions to Students
Click Here For More Frequently Asked Questions

What if the amounts on my tax form are incorrect?
  • First, check to see if there is a form from the previous tax year, look on that form, if Box 7 was checked on the form from the previous year, then the tuition for the current tax year is on that form and is not included on the current form for this tax year.
  • Second, check the current tax year form, if Box 7 is checked then it is including amounts for the academic period starting Jan - March of the next tax year.
  • Third, this form is for qualified tuition and related expenses only, room and board will NOT be included.
  • Fourth, if your scholarships are not reflected, check to see if box 2 and 7 are checked. Some schools will bill for the next tax year in fall of the current tax year but will not add scholarships to the student account until the next tax year. Therefore, those scholarships will be on next year's form.
  • Fifth, have there been any changes to your class schedule. If box 2 and box 7 are checked for spring of the current tax year, and a class is added after the bill was sent, that change will be reflected on the tax form for next year.

Please keep in mind ECSI cannot answer specific questions regarding the amounts on your tax form. To discuss amounts on your tax forms, you will need to contact your school directly using the contact information provided on the tax form.

Where to Find Your Pin Number
You will need your School code, account number and PIN in order to login. These are printed on the bottom of your 1098-T form. Click here to retrieve your login credentials. Enter all the information requested. Your login credentials will appear after you click submit. **Please note that the zip code entered must match the one on file that the school sent ECSI.**

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Overview of Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (TRA97) introduced several tax incentives on qualifying student loans. The Hope and Lifetime Learning credits provide the ability to take a tax credit for qualifying educational expense. TRA also provides a deduction for the interest paid on qualifying student loans. The Student Loan Interest Deduction is reported on an IRS Form 1098E. The Hope, Lifetime Learning, and American Opportunity Credits are reported on an IRS Form 1098T.

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1098-T

Hope, Lifeteime Learning, and American Opportunity Credits (1098T)

If you have questions about the Hope, Lifetime Learning, and American Opportunity Credit, please see:
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1098-E

Student Loan Interest Deduction (1098E)

If you have questions about the Student Loan Interest Deduction, please see:
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Tax Advice

ECSI can provide replacement forms or information on accessing your forms electronically, but we cannot answer specific questions regarding the amounts on your tax form. To discuss amounts on your tax forms, you will need to contact your school directly using the contact information provided on the tax form.

ECSI cannot offer tax advice regarding your tax forms. If you have any questions about if or how much interest you can deduct, you should consult with a qualified tax professional or contact the IRS Taxpayer Assistance line at 1-800-829-1040. The IRS web site has many documents concerning TRA-97, including some self-help topics for tax filers. See the list of links below for a more comprehensive list.

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Additional Resources

Below are several resources that provide additional information concerning the student loan interest deduction, and the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. These documents or sites are not maintained by ECSI and we cannot be responsible for their content.


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