Tax Credits

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Jeff Engbrock, 

Director of Business Services


Fax: 409-944-1500

Tax Credits

In August 1997, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (TRA97) was signed into law.  This law established the Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits.  TRA97 created two education tax credits for students and families:

The Hope Tax Credit provides up to $1,500 per student for qualified tuition and related expenses for the first two years of post-secondary education.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree or certificate-granting program.
The Lifetime Learning tax credit is more broadly applicable to post-secondary education.  It provides a credit equal to 20% of qualified expenses of no more than $10,000 per taxpayer (i.e., family).

NOTE: It is up to each taxpayer to determine eligibility for the credits and how to calculate them. Galveston College cannot advise you on how to claim the credit.



The 1098-T is an informational form letting you know what information has been sent to the IRS.  A 1098-T is sent to each student who was invoiced or had billing adjustments for college-credit classes.  The forms are sent to the students’ address on file with Galveston College as of December of the current year.  GC is required by the IRS to issue 1098-Ts.  The amounts reported in boxes 2 through 5 reflect transactions which occurred from 01/01/YYYY through 12/31/YYYY.

If you did not receive a 1098-T due to a change of address, you must first update your address by accessing the Student Whitecaps Portal, You may also obtain a duplicate 1098-T by selecting the Self-Service tab, then click on Student Financial Information and click View My 1098-T Forms. If your address has been updated through Admissions and Records, you may contact the Business Office directly at 409-944-1326 and request a duplicate 1098-T to be mailed out to you.

A&SBS, Inc. (ASBSI) is unique in meeting all the reporting challenges and mandates of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.  The principles, staff, and other company resources comply with all IRS reporting requirements on a turn-key low-cost basis for all service users. They also conveniently interface with the academic, governmental, and commercial aspects of TRA97.  In an effort to determine which post-secondary educational expenditures are tax deductions to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service requires certain tuition payment information to be reported by colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational entities.

808 Travis, Suite 913
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-773-4447
Fax: 713-222-7700

For more information available through the IRS on both the tax credits and the 1098-T, click on


Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido’s Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.


4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550


7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551

Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.

From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.