Student Accounts & Cashier's Office
Important Notice: For the safety of the Vandal Family, the Student Accounts office will be closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to provide services by phone (208-885-7447) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) during the normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The cashier windows will be open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, however, with the closure of the building, if you must visit in person please call our primary number (208-885-7447) once you have arrived at the building so that someone can let you in.
We ask that you limit your exposure by using social distancing practices when visiting the cashier windows.
The Student Accounts Office coordinates charges and billing for student accounts including:
- Tuition and Fee charges
- Room, Meals and Family Housing charges
- Student Health Center, Library Over Dues, Parking Tickets and other miscellaneous charges
- Administrating Payment Plans
- Distributing Financial Aid refunds
- Assisting students who have third party sponsors.
The Student Accounts office maintains cashier windows for supporting cash transactions concerning the University of Idaho. The services include:
- Receipting Cash, Checks and Payment Card Transactions
- Check Cashing
- Disbursing certain cash/check payments
The University of Idaho does not drop courses for nonpayment. Students are responsible for dropping courses prior to the first day of the term to avoid being billed and graded. Cancel Registration—use this link if you don't know your ID number or PIN; otherwise use VandalWeb.
Failure to receive a bill does not relieve students from payment responsibilities.
1098T's — the university's "Tuition Statement" for 2018 will be available in VandalWeb under the Student Accounts menu (by end of day Jan. 31, 2019).
The University of Idaho is giving you the option of receiving your 1098-T Tuition Statement electronically. See the link below for general information about 1098-T tax documents. If you gave your consent to receive the document electronically, you will receive an email when it is ready by the end of day on January 31, 2019. If electronic consent is not received by Jan. 6, 2019, the 1098-T will be mailed on January 31, 2019 to the permanent address on file listed as of Jan. 6, 2019.
In previous years, your 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.
Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you were considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. (You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970, page 9.)
The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of your tax return.
University of Idaho is unable to provide you with individual tax advice, but should you have questions, you should seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.
Below is a blank sample of the 2018 Form 1098-T, that you will receive in January 2019, for your general reference. For more information about Form 1098-T, visit irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1098t.pdf.
If you have any questions about the 1098-T, please visit the TaxSelect FAQ for general information. If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Accounts office at 208-885-7447.