The IRS requires Universities to collect social security numbers or individual taxpayer numbers (ITIN) for accurate tax reporting on 1098-T forms. Having an accurate SSN/ITIN on tax forms supports the tax deduction that a student or family may claim for qualified educational expenses on their income tax return.
We will never ask you to supply your SSN or ITIN by email. Instead, we may ask you to complete IRS form W-9S and submit the completed form to the Registrar's Office. You may also be asked to enter your SSN or ITIN on-line during the Registration process.
You may download the W-9S form from the IRS website and then submit it to the Registrar's Office in-person or by mail.
Fill in the Name, Address, City, State, and ZIP code fields in Part I of the form. Enter your SSN/ITIN, then sign and date the form in Part II. Return only page one of the form to:
Office of the Registrar University of Missouri – St. Louis 269 Millennium Student Center One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121
Please check the Cashier's Office website for more information on Educational Tax Credits for which you may be eligible. No University employee may give tax advice. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please consult with a qualified tax preparer.