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Seattle Central College

Education Credits
American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits

If you are a US resident for tax purposes, you may be eligible to claim a tax credit on your federal tax return if you paid qualified educational expenses to any of the Seattle Colleges. The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides educational tax incentives for eligible taxpayers. Read More

To file, follow these three easy steps:

  • Review your Course and Payment Detail for 2014 for courses you took at Seattle Central College.


  • Print a PDF of IRS Form 8863
  • (This is the form you must complete and attach to your 2014 tax return)

  • Attach your official Form 1098T
    (This Form was mailed to the address we have on file for you. If you did not receive it, you may download
    A Duplicate 1098T Form.)

To comply with federal laws, we are required to ask for your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). We will use your SSN / ITIN to report Hope Scholarship/Life Time tax credit, to administer state/federal financial aid, to verify enrollment,degree and academic transcript records, and to conduct institutional research.

If you do not submit your SSN/ITIN, you will not be denied access to the college; however, you may be subject to civil penalties
(refer to Internal Revenue Service Treasury Regulation 1.6050S-1(e)(4)
for more information).


Pursuant to state law (RCW 28B.10.042) and federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), the college will protect your SSN from unauthorized use and/or disclosure.