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What is a college EIN and how do I get that?

 
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What is a college EIN and how do I get that?

An EIN (employer identification number) is also called a federal identification number. It is similar to a Social Security number for an individual. If you received a Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, it should include the federal identification number for the college (click the screenshot below for reference). Otherwise, try contacting your school's financial aid department to ask for their EIN.

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What is a college EIN and how do I get that?

An EIN (employer identification number) is also called a federal identification number. It is similar to a Social Security number for an individual. If you received a Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, it should include the federal identification number for the college (click the screenshot below for reference). Otherwise, try contacting your school's financial aid department to ask for their EIN.

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What is a college EIN and how do I get that?

I'm inputting the federal tax ID number from my 1098-T, but still getting an error when I go to continue.
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What is a college EIN and how do I get that?

My university in Australia does not have an EIN and will not file for one. The IRS is not accepting the information on Form 8863 without the EIN. Any suggestions?