Tax Information

1098T Tax Form

All students who took classes during a given calendar year at Roger Williams University School of Law will receive a 1098T tax form.

The 1098T for calendar year 2017 will be mailed to the student’s address on record no later than January 31, 2018.

Roger Williams University School of Law is required by the Federal Government to report Amounts Billed OR Amounts Paid for qualified tuition and related expenses. Please note: Roger Williams University School of Law reports AMOUNTS BILLED. Only qualified amounts billed with an invoice date during the calendar year January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017 will be included on the 2017 1098T form.


Students should refer all tax-related questions to their own tax counsel. Students may find additional information from IRS Publication 970, Tax benefits for Higher Education or visit the Internal Revenue Service website. Additional information can also be found at the IRS's Tax Benefits for Education Information Center.

Please email the Office of Student Finance and Records if you do not receive your 2017 1098T by February 8th, 2018. Please include the student's name and ID#. The 1098T can only be mailed to the student’s home address currently on record in the Office of Student Finance and Records. We are not allowed to FAX a 1098T. Students may pick up copies of the 1098T in the Office of Student Finance and Records.

Close Course Type Descriptions

Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.