1098-T Tax Form Electronic Statement Information

Mississippi State University, in conjunction with ECSI, is pleased to offer the opportunity to receive 1098-T tuition statements electronically.


As a result of moving the start date of Spring 2021 classes, the disbursement date for some Financial Aid and Scholarships was shifted from December 30, 2020 to January 4, 2021. This will impact how your 1098-T information is reported for tax years 2020 and 2021.

Due to this change:

  • For students who pre-registered for Spring 2021 before our holiday break, all reportable expenses will be reported on the 2020 1098-T.
  • All Financial Aid and many Scholarships will be reported in Box 5 for the 2021 1098-T.

When working with your tax professional, please bring this to their attention so they may advise you on the best way to report expenses and scholarships/aid.

To view an account detail that itemizes your 1098-T box details, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Login to my.msstate.edu
  2. Select the icon at the top left that looks like 3 horizontal lines
  3. Choose “Banner”
  4. Select “MyBanner for Students”
  5. Select “Tax Relief Act Information (1098-T)”
    • Insert tax year = “2020” and press “Submit”
    • Scroll down to view the “Supplemental Information”
    • Click “Historical Account Detail”

Please remember, the 1098-T is not necessarily a "plug-and-play" document like a W-2 or 1099 but is rather an informational return required to claim the credit and it is up to the taxpayer to claim the correct amount based on individual circumstances. It is important that your tax professional understands the details in each box on the 1098-T.

For questions, please reach out to Account Services at 662-325-2071 or studentaccounts@msstate.edu.

The benefits gained by receiving electronic notifications include:

  • Provides access to the 1098-T form earlier than the traditional mailing process
  • Eliminates the chance of the 1098-T becoming lost, misdirected or delayed
  • Sign-up is easy, secure and free
  • Access the 1098-T form from anywhere with internet access

In order to receive the 1098-T form electronically, please give consent by clicking the link below and following the step by step instructions. The sign-up deadline for the 2020 tax year is January 1st, 2021.

  • Step 1: 1098-T Electronic Consent Form
  • Step 2: Sign up for Electronic Statements by entering your Student ID, Name and Email Address. ECSI’s website is secure and will not share private information with anyone.
  • Step 3: Read information provided and select the check box
  • Step 4: Click ‘Submit

If you have any questions, please visit the ECSI Tax Information Page.

If you prefer to receive a paper copy of the 1098-T form, simply do nothing.

Contact Information

Mississippi State University
PO Box 5328
158 Garner Hall
88 Garner Circle, Barr Avenue
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mailstop: 9701
Phone: 662-325-2071
Fax: 662-325-8236