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    The following is a list of websites and informational publications you may find useful.

    www.studentaid.ed.gov
    This is the official student website for federal financial aid. It provides information on the student aid process for U.S. citizens and permanent residents (including all types of federal aid-eligible status).

    www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/edlite-about.html
    This is the website for the U.S. Network for Education Information (USNEI), "an interagency and public/private partnership whose mission is to provide official information assistance for anyone seeking information about U.S. education and for U.S. citizens seeking authoritative information about education in other countries."

    www.irs.gov
    This is the official website of the Internal Revenue System. Check here to find out whether you need to file taxes or if you have tax-related questions about your scholarship.

    www.sss.gov
    Male students born on or after January 1, 1960, are required to register with the Selective Service between their 18th and 25th birthdays in order to receive federal student aid. You can register online or get information from this site.

    www.ssa.gov
    This is the government website for the Social Security Administration. Check here first to find out who is eligible to receive a Social Security number.

    www.gibill.va.gov
    This is the official website for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Check here first if you have questions about VA educational benefits or to find your local VA office.

    www.hesc.com
    This is the website for New York State Financial Aid for New York residents studying in New York State.

    www.fafsa.ed.gov
    This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website. Our school code is 002780.

    Educational Privacy Rights
    This section of The New School website describes students' rights under the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

    www.ed.gov
    This site is the official U.S. Department of Education website.

    ECSI
    If you are a Federal Perkins loan borrower, you can find your loan information here.

    1098-T Form
    You can access the Education Tax Credit website here. On this site you can obtain your 1098-T form, which you can use for tax filing purposes.

    www.ice.gov/sevis/students/index.htm
    This is the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) website. The mission of SEVIS is to balance security with facilitation of foreign student and exchange visitor participation in American academic and cultural exchange programs.

    Education Tax Credits

    ECSI is contracted by The New School to provide tax credit reporting services for our students. ECSI reports charges and payments on a student's account by calendar year. It is strongly recommended that you contact ECSI, the IRS, or your tax advisor if you have questions about the 1098-T report as supplied by ECSI or the tax implications of this report.

    At the ECSI website, you can read about the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits for which you may be eligible when you file your federal income taxes. You can also view and reprint your personal IRS 1098-T form and other supplementary financial forms that are mailed to you by January 31. These forms will help you prepare your federal income tax return.

    If you have questions regarding American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC), Lifetime Learning, your 1098-T form, or supplementary information, call ECSI toll free at 1.866.428.1098.

    Other Websites with Information on Educational Tax Credits

    www.irs.gov/Individuals/Education-Credits-AOTC-LLC
    You can find information about the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC) from the Internal Revenue Service here.

    www.irs.gov/instructions/i1098et/ar02.html#d0e238
    Instructions for the 1098-T form can be found at this Internal Revenue Service link.

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