1098-T Tax Forms

The 1098-T form is used by the University to report qualified educational expenses to students from the prior tax year. The 1098-T form is mailed to your home address at the beginning of each year for help in preparing your tax return.

How to Access Your 1098-T Form Online:

  • Go to https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/lookup
  • Type in Dallas Baptist University, then click submit.
  • Fill in the personal information and then click to continue.
  • Click on “+” (Next to Status: Delivered).
  • Click “View/Print Statement”. (The pop-up blocker must be turned off in order to view and print the tax form).

If you have a question concerning your 1098-T, contact ECSI by calling (866) 428-1098 to speak with a customer service representative or contact the Cashier’s Office at (214) 333-5336 or via email at cashier@dbu.edu.

Helpful Information

  • What do the different boxes mean?

    Box 1. Shows the total payments received by an eligible educational institution from any source for qualified tuition and related expenses less any reimbursements or refunds made that relate to payments received.

    Box 4. Shows any adjustment made to a prior year for qualified tuition and related expenses that were reported on a prior year Form 1098-T.

    Box 5. Shows the total of all scholarships or grants administered and processed by DBU.

    Box 6. Shows adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year.

    Box 7. Shows whether the amount in box 1 includes amounts for an academic period beginning January–March. See Pub. 970 for how to report these amounts.

    Box 8. Shows whether you are considered to be carrying at least one-half the normal full-time workload for your course of study at the reporting institution.

    Box 9. Shows whether you are considered to be enrolled in a program leading to a graduate degree, graduate-level certificate, or other recognized graduate-level educational credential. 

  • How do I file this form?
  • What education expenses are included on my 1098-T as a qualified tuition and related expense?

Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses


  • Graduate and Undergraduate Program Tuition
  • Required fees: student activity fee, technology fee, student services fees and fees required as a part of enrollment
  • Withdrawal's not waived or reduced and required to be paid or were billed to student

Not Included

  • Late Charges
  • Application Fees
  • Medical Expenses (including student health fees)
  • Room and board charges
  • Graduation Fees, Drop Fees, and Registration Fees
  • Textbooks
  • Similar personal, living, or family expenses
  • Transportation
  • 1098-T forms will be mailed out by the beginning of February each year.