Instructions for Borrower
A person (including a financial institution, a governmental unit,
and an educational institution) that receives interest payments
of $600 or more during the year on one or more qualified
student loans must furnish this statement to you.
You may be able to deduct student loan interest that you
actually paid in 2018 on your income tax return. However, you
may not be able to deduct the full amount of interest reported
on this statement. Do not contact the recipient/lender for
explanations of the requirements for (and how to figure) any
allowable deduction for the interest paid. Instead, for more
information, see Pub. 970, and the Student Loan Interest
Deduction Worksheet in your Form 1040 instructions.
Borrower’s taxpayer identification number (TIN). For your
protection, this form may show only the last four digits of your
TIN (social security number (SSN), individual taxpayer
identification number (ITIN), adoption taxpayer identification
number (ATIN), or employer identification number (EIN)).
However, the issuer has reported your complete TIN to the
Account number. May show an account or other unique
number the lender assigned to distinguish your account.
Box 1. Shows the interest received by the lender during the
year on one or more student loans made to you. For loans
made on or after September 1, 2004, box 1 must include loan
origination fees and capitalized interest received in 2018. If
your loan was made before September 1, 2004, you may be
able to deduct loan origination fees and capitalized interest
not reported in box 1.
Box 2. If checked, indicates that loan origination fees and/or
capitalized interest are not included in box 1 for loans made
before September 1, 2004. See Pub. 970 for how to figure any
deductible loan origination fees or capitalized interest.
Future developments. For the latest information about
developments related to Form 1098-E and its instructions,
such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to