American Opportunity Tax Credit - 1098T Tax Form

The American Opportunity Tax Credit is available for students the first four years after high school. If you attended the university at least half time during the 2016 calendar year and completed your classes with passing grades, certain tuition, fees and course materials qualify for the credit. If you registered for classes through the Student Center you may access your electronic 1098T Form after January 31, 2017 by following these instructions:

  1. Go the Finances section of your Student Center.
  2. Using the "other financial..." drop down menu, select "View 1098T."
  3. Select "2016."

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If a student qualifies for the credit, the University will report qualified tuition, fees, and related expense amounts billed (charged to your account) during the 2016 calendar year. Not all billed fees are eligible to appear on the 1098T form. Adjustments reflect only credits to your account for a previously reported calendar year.

Students who have general non-tax specific Form 1098-T questions can email If you need assistance accessing your Form 1098-T online, please contact the Bursar's Office at (916) 278-6736. Please be sure to provide us with your full name and Sac State ID number so that we may access your account.

For tax specific questions, please contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-829-1040 or your personal tax advisor for further assistance.