Prairie View A&M University posts a detailed breakdown of the qualified and unqualified charges on the student portal/Panthertracks of the university website (www.pvamu.edu). This detailed information is supplemental and is not reported to the IRS. All financial information that is posted on the web is summarized by type and academic term. In addition to the financial information, explanation of the charges is also provided there.
You can print copies of your 1098-T statements by following the steps below. Please read the instructions carefully:
Step 1: Go to www.tra.vangent.com
Step 2: Login in using the User ID and Password if you have established a User ID and Password in previous semesters.
Step 3: If you have never accessed the Vangent TRA website, please click the “First Time Students” link to set-up a new account.
Step 4: By clicking this link, you will be taken to a registration page. Please complete all required information and click “Next” to be taken through the account set-up process.
Step 5: If there are 1098-T forms available for you to view, you will be asked to complete the registration process.
Step 6: Once all requested information is entered, click ‘Complete Registration”. If registration is successful, you will receive the message below.
Step 7: An email will be sent to the email address provided with a temporary password. You will then be directed to log into the site with your user ID and temporary password.
Step 8: You will then be prompted to create a new password.
Step 9: Once you log in, you will have to establish a challenge question for account security.
Step 10: Once your security question has been established, you will receive a message that your account has been created.
Step 10: The Student Options screen will appear with all available 1098-T information. Please scroll to the bottom of the list for the most current 1098-T. You can View/Print your 1098-T from the website.
Step 11: If you have previously accessed the site; but, you have forgotten your User ID and/or Password, please click the appropriate link to have Password/ User ID retrieved.
On the 1098-T form, Prairie View A&M University reports student’s name, SSN, address and indicates if the student was a graduate student or at least half-time during the calendar year. The university reports the amount billed for qualified tuition and related expenses and not the actual amount that the student paid to the university during the calendar year. Since Prairie View A&M University does not identify payments on student account with specific charges, it is impossible to determine which payment is made towards the qualified expenses and which is made towards the unqualified expenses. Therefore, the university has elected to report amounts billed in Box 2 instead of payment received in Box 1 . Students should use their personal records and university fee receipts to determine the actual amount paid towards the charges reported on the 1098-T statement.
Some Examples of Qualified and Unqualified Charges:
Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses Unqualified Expenses
- Designated Tuition
- Library Access Fee
- Information Technology Fee
Complex Fee Studen Center
- Student Service Fee
- Records Processing Fee
- Distance Learning Fee
- Various Departmental Fees such as Biology Equipment Fee etc
- Board Fee
- Lunch Plan
- Book Vouchers
- Athletic Fee
- Student Health Fee
- Parking Fee
- Late Registration Fee etc.
You must contact Treasury Services to correct the information.
The 1098-T form will be mailed to the permanent address on the Registrar’s Office record. If your address has changed recently, please contact the Registrar’s Office and provide your new address.
The 1098-T is an IRS form entitled “Tuition Statement” that assists the student in determining if he/she qualifies for certain education related tax credits under the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997(TRA97). The IRS requires eligible educational institutions such as Prairie View A&M University who receive payment for qualified tuition and related expenses during the calendar year to provide this statement to the students and to the IRS.
The Forms will be mailed by January 31st of the following year. You should receive your 1098-T form within two weeks of this date.
Prairie View A&M University sends a 1098-T form to every student except foreign students, from whom the university received payment for qualified tuition and related expenses. If you were enrolled at least half time in any semesters during the previous calendar year, did not receive your 1098-T, and it is not available on the TRA Services website, contact the University at 936-261-1895