Students who have paid fees in excess of their scholarships, grants and fellowships, may be eligible to receive a tax credit for this out-of-pocket expense. In January of each year, the UC Tax Reporting Service sends a 1098-T form to all students who paid fees during the previous calendar year, listing the student's qualified educational expenses (fees), as well as all grants, scholarships, fellowships, traineeships, stipends, outside scholarships, tuition or fee waivers, exemptions, etc. This 1098-T may be used to prepare the IRS Form 8863 which must be completed in order to claim a federal tax credit. Students with questions on their UC 1098-T Form should contact the UC Tax Reporting Service at (877) 467-3821, or visit
. Students who need further information on preparing their income tax returns, should contact a personal tax advisor or call the IRS at 800-829-1040.