IRS W-9S/1098T Information

If you have not provided Centenary University with valid Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number (SSN or TIN), the University requests you complete IRS form W-9S. (Click here to download the form)

IRS regulations require the University to annually request a student’s SSN/TIN.  Federal law requests the student to furnish a SSN/TIN, so that it may be included on information filed to any Federal agency by the University.  A student failing to furnish their SSN/TIN may be subject to individual penalties by the IRS.  Nonresident aliens are exempt from this request.

Complete the following fields in the top section of the IRS form W-9S: Name (please print), Address, City, state, and ZIP code and in Part 1 enter your SSN/TIN, then sign and date the form.

Return only page one of the form:

  • In Person to the Student Billing Office
  • By US Postal Service to Centenary University:
    Attn: Student Billing Office
    400 Jefferson Street
    Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  • By fax to 908-850-8313.

For security reasons, DO NOT EMAIL the information or attached the W-9 form to an email.

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides tax benefits for the person and their dependents, who pays higher education costs. The University is required to submit IRS form 1098T to any student who has been billed for qualified tuition and related fees.  The University must file a form even if you, the student, fails or refuses to provide a SSN/TIN.  For more information regarding Tax Benefits for Higher Education, please consult IRS Publication 970.

However, the University is not required to file an IRS form 1098T for:

  • A student whose entire Qualified tuition and related fees were waived or paid for with scholarships, grants, or awards.
  • Nonresident aliens, unless they have provided the University with a SSN/TIN. Nonresident aliens are not eligible for the tax credits unless they are married to a US citizen or resident , or unless the student becomes a resident alien for US tax purposes during the year.
  • Noncredit courses in which a student is enrolled.

A email, to the student’s Centenary University email address, will be sent each year the first week of January.  The email will be sent from and have the subject line “Form 1098T (tax year) from Centenary University: Main (XXXXXX) Tax Document Available”.

The email will contain instructions on how the student can review and print the document.  Once the student opens and reviews the document, a paper 1098T form will not be mailed.  If the student does not view the document or no longer has an active Centenary University email address, a paper 1098T form will be mailed to the address on file in the University’s student information system, on January 31.