Compton College: 1098-T Tuition Statement

1098-T Tuition Statement

*DISCLAIMER: This page is provided as general information and not as qualified tax advice.*

Compton College is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide students with the 1098-T Tuition Statement form. These forms are generally provided to students for viewing and printing via the MyCompton portal and the Student Self-Services tile on or before January 31 of the year following the tax year reported. If you have any difficulty downloading or printing the electronic version of this form, please contact the Bursar's Office at

Frequently Asked Questions about Form 1098-T

What is form 1098-T?

The 1098-T tax form is a tuition statement provided by higher education institutions to all eligible students who pay enrollment fees during the calendar year. The 1098-T form may be used by students or parents to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit (formerly "Hope credit") or Lifetime Learning Credit on their federal income tax returns.  For more information, please click the IRS link (

For more information on form 1098-T, please visit or contact the IRS at: 1-800-829-1040.

When will Compton College mail my 1098-T?

The 2023 1098-T tax form will be mailed to eligible students on January 27, 2024.

Can I access my 1098-T online?

Yes, you can access your 1098-T online by taking the following steps:

  1.  Log in via MyCompton
  2.  Click on the Student Services tile to go to your student profile
  3. On the bottom left, under additional links, click on Tax Notifications
  4. If you are eligible to receive a 1098-T form, your form will appear here. If you were not eligible to receive a form, a "No 1098-T form available to view" notification will appear instead.

I did not receive my 1098-T by mail and/or I see "No 1098-T form available to view" online. Why?

There are several possibilities:

  • You do not have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) on file.  You will need to reach out to Admissions and Records at Please do not send your SSN or any highly confidential information via email.
  • Your 1098-T was mailed to the wrong address. If you do not have a current address on file with Compton College, the 1098-T may have not been processed or it may have been sent to an old address. Please contact Admissions and Records to verify that your most current and accurate address is in our files.
  • If you received a California College Promise Grant (CCPG), also known on campus as the Compton College Oliver W. Conner Promise, then no 1098-T form was issued because the CCPG waived your enrollment fees.  
  • If you attended in spring 2023 and paid your enrollment fees in November or December 2022, then your enrollment fees were included on your 2022 1098-T form.  
  • If you paid for your enrollment fees, but dropped all your classes and received a refund during 2023, then you would not receive a 2023 1098-T form. 

Is this form a bill? 

No, the 1098-T is not a bill nor a request for payment.

What is on Form 1098-T?

  • Box 1 - Shows the total payments received by an eligible educational institution in 2023 from any source for qualified tuition and related expenses less any reimbursements or refunds made during 2023 that relate to those payments received during 2023.  
  • Box 2 - Not applicable.
  • Box 3 - Not applicable.
  • Box 4 - Adjustments made for a prior year.
  • Box 5 - Shows the total of all financial aid, including grants, scholarships and third-party payments. Loans are not included.
  • Box 6 - Shows adjustments to financial aid for a prior year.
  • Box 7 - Shows whether the amount in Box 1 includes amounts for an academic period beginning January-March 2023.
  • Box 8 - Shows whether you are considered to be carrying at least one-half the typical full-time workload for your course of study.
  • Box 9 - Not applicable.
  • Box 10 - Not applicable.

What about books? Why are they not included?

Only qualified tuition, fees, and expenses are reported on the 1098-T. Please consult a professional tax adviser with questions regarding "qualified expenses."

Please Note: 

Compton College has provided the forms to eligible students to comply with IRS guidelines. Please consult with a qualified tax preparer or the IRS if you have questions concerning how to use this form for your taxes. For additional support, please review the following resources and websites:

IRS Publication & Forms

Form 8863 Instructions for Education Credits

Form 1040 Instructions

IRS Information on American Opportunity Credit

IRS Information at Lifetime Learning Credit

Compare Education Credits & Tuition & Fees Deduction

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