The following is a list of web sites and informational publications that you may find useful as a student.
This is the official student website for federal financial aid. It provides information on the student aid process for US citizens and permanent residents (including all Federal Aid eligible Status.)
This is a government Web site for students and others interested in student related issues. This site stores links to thousands of student related web sites and offers advice on financial aid and other education related topics.
This is the web site for the US 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."
If you need to know whether or not you need to file taxes or have tax related questions regarding your scholarship this is the official Web site of the Internal Revenue System.
Male students born on or after January 1,1960 are required to register with the Selective Service between their 18th and 25th birthdays to receive federal student aid. You can register online or get information from this site.
The government web site for the Social Security Administration. If you have questions on who is eligible and not eligible for a social security number, this is where you should look first.
This is the official web site for the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Check here first if you have questions about VA educational benefits or to find your local VA office.
This web site answers many of the Frequently Asked Questions disabled students may have about educational funding.
This is the web site for New York State Financial Aid for New York residents studying in New York State.
This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website. Our school code is 002780.
This site describes a student’s rights under the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
This site is the official U.S. Department of Education website.
If you are a federal Perkins loan borrower, you will find your loan information here.
You may access the Education Tax Credit website here. This site will allow you to obtain your 1098-T form that you can use for tax filing purposes.
This is the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) website. The mission of SEVIS is to balance Homeland Security with facilitating 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. They report charges and payments on a student’s account by the calendar year. It is strongly recommended that you contact ECSI, the IRS, or your tax advisor if you have questions regarding the 1098T report as supplied by ECSI or the tax implications of this report.

Follow this link to ECSI. From there, you can read about the Hope 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 1098T form and other supplementary financial forms that are mailed to you by January 31. These forms will assist you in preparing your federal income tax return.

If you have questions regarding Hope, Lifetime Learning, your 1098T form or supplementary information, call ECSI toll free at 1-866-428-1098.

Other useful websites regarding Educational Tax credits:
This link will provide information regarding the Hope Scholarship Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit.
You may find information about the Hope Scholarship Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit brought to you by the Internal Revenue Service here.
Instructions for the 1098 T form are described at this Internal Revenue Service link.

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