Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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1098-T Questions

Important reminders regarding your 1098-T form

  • Students must ensure that Registration has a correct social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (TIN) on file. Wrong information on file could result in fines imposed on the student by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To learn how to submit or confirm this information, please reference the 1098-T FAQs below.
  • The 1098-T is sent via United States Postal Service to the student’s Mailing address on file. To avoid delays in receiving your form, please ensure the College has your current Mailing address on file. Update your address by submitting the following form:

    https://otiscollege.formstack.com/forms/change_of_address

IRS Form 1098-T FAQs

1. WHAT IS THE 1098-T TAX FORM?

The 1098-T tax form is a Tuition Statement provided by higher education institutions to all eligible students who were billed for Qualified Tuition and Related Fees (including non-resident tuition) during the calendar year. The 1098-T form may be used by students or parents to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit (formerly “Hope credit”) or Lifetime Learning Credit on their federal income tax returns.

The College is required to file 1098-T Tax Forms (Tuition Statement) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The College only reports charges billed to your account during the calendar year, not payments collected.

More information on the 1098-T form can be found at www.irs.gov or by contacting the IRS at 1–800–829–1040.

2. WHEN WILL THE 1098-T FORM BE AVAILABLE?

All forms for eligible students will be mailed out no later than January 31st, 2017 through the US Postal Service. Please ensure the College has your current Mailing address on file. Update your address by submitting the following form:

https://otiscollege.formstack.com/forms/change_of_address

3. CAN I VIEW MY 1098-T FORM ELECTRONICALLY?

Yes, students with a Self-Service account may view their form online. Use the following links to go to the Student Self-Service login page and for questions about accessing Self-Service.

4. WHY DID I NOT RECEIVE A 1098-T FORM?

There are several possibilities:

  • There were no Qualified Tuition and Related Fees charged to the student account during the calendar year which they were enrolled. For example, if you registered in November or December 2015 for the following spring 2016 semester, those charges would be posted to your student account in the month of registration which would be included in the 1098-T form for 2015 and not 2016. If no other registration took place in 2016, other than spring, there would be no 1098-T form generated for 2016.
  • The student was not enrolled at the College for any courses that were eligible for academic credit during the 2016 calendar year even if they are otherwise enrolled in a degree program.
  • The student is a nonresident alien.
  • The paper copy of the 1098-T Form was mailed to the address on file and returned by the Postal Service. Students must ensure their Mailing address on file with Registration is correct. Submit changes to Mailing address through the following form:

https://otiscollege.formstack.com/forms/change_of_address

5. WHY IS MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) OR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (ITIN) REQUIRED FOR THE 1098-T TAX FORM?
  • Federal regulations require students to furnish their Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for federal reporting requirements. These requirements apply to any student, regardless of whether the student seeks or intends to seek the American Opportunity Tax Credit (formerly “Hope credit”) or Lifetime Learning Credit.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their information is accurate.
  • A student who does not provide their SSN or ITIN upon request by the educational institution can be subject to a fine imposed by the IRS.
  • The College collects SSN/ITINs through several processes:
    • Admissions applications
    • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications which are submitted annually to Financial Aid for students wishing to receive Federal Financial Aid.
    • Direct solicitation from the Registration office to collect your SSN/ITIN via IRS Form W-9S (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9s.pdf). Registration reviews their records prior to each semester’s registration and follows up with students missing a SSN/ITIN.
    • W9S forms should be submitted in person to the One Stop or mailed to the following address:

      W9S forms should be submitted in person to the One Stop or mailed to the following address:

      Otis College of Art and Design
      9045 Lincoln Blvd
      Los Angeles, CA 90045
      ATTN: Registration and Records Office

6. THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) OR INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (ITIN) ON MY FORM 1098-T IS MISSING OR INCORRECT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Reporting to the IRS depends primarily on the student’s SSN or ITIN. It is very important for the student to have the correct information on file with the College. If you receive a form with the wrong information, take action immediately by contacting the Business Office at 310-665-6830 or businessoffice@otis.edu so that we are aware that a corrected 1098-T is needed.

For the security of your information, do not send your social security number via email! Please do include your student ID (your X number) when emailing.

After notifying the Business Office, proceed with updating your SSN or ITIN with the College through the following process:

  • W9S forms (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9s.pdf) should be submitted in person to the One Stop or mailed to the following address:

    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    ATTN: Registration and Records Office

7. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN SSN AND TIN?

A TIN is the taxpayer’s identification number and is issued by the IRS. An SSN is a TIN as well, but is issued by the Social Security Administration. Not all taxpayers are eligible for a SSN. Either are used on the 1098-T form for taxpayer identification purposes.

8. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO USE THE 1098-T INFORMATION WHEN FILING MY TAXES?

We cannot offer tax advice. Students who have such questions should consult with a qualified tax professional or contact the IRS Taxpayer Assistance line at 1-800-829-1040. Refer to the IRS web site (www.irs.gov) for information, including IRS Publication 970 which addresses tax benefits for education.

9. WILL YOU SEND THIS INFORMATION TO THE IRS?

Yes. We are required to inform the IRS to assist them in determining who may be eligible to claim the tuition-and-fees deduction or an education credit. But there is no IRS requirement that you claim a tuition-and-fees deduction or an education-related tax credit.

10. WHY IS BOX 1 (PAYMENT RECEIVED) BLANK

The College reports on amounts BILLED, so we use Box 2 instead of Box 1. This reflects when you were CHARGED and NOT when those charges were paid. This method of reporting is approved by the IRS.

11. WHY DOESN’T BOX 2 (AMOUNTS BILLED) MATCH MY RECORDS?

The charges included in Box 2 are based on when you registered for classes. Your 2016 1098-T reflects all qualified expenses that posted to your student account during the calendar year 2016. For example, your 2016 1098-T will not include charges for the Spring 2016 semester if you registered in November or December 2015 (these charges were reported on your 2015 1098-T). Similarly, your 2016 1098-T will include charges for the Spring 2017 semester if you registered in November or December 2016.

Student’s payment receipts will show when they paid, which would not match Box 2 because Box 2 shows when they were charged. In addition, not all charges are considered qualified expenses by the IRS. Box 2 only includes qualified expenses. Books, room and board, student activities, health services fees, insurance, equipment, transportation, or other similar personal, living or family expenses are not qualified expenses to be reported on the form.

Questions about charges? BFA and MFA students may contact Student Accounts at studentaccounts@otis.edu or (310) 846-5736. Continuing Education students may contact ceregistration@otis.edu or (310) 665-6950.

12. WHY DOESN’T BOX 5 (SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS) MATCH MY RECORDS?

Box 5 shows the amount of scholarships and grants the student received. Box 5 does not include loans. Scholarships and grants reduce the amount of qualified expenses the student can use when calculating a deduction or credit.

13. CAN MY PARENT(S), OTHER PERSONS WHO MAY CLAIM ME AS A DEPENDENT, OR MY TAX PREPARER RECEIVE MY FORM 1098-T DIRECTLY?

As required by FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), the College cannot provide this information directly to parents, other persons who may claim the student as a dependent, or tax preparers. If the student is claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax returns (such as their parent’s), the student needs to provide the Form 1098-T directly to that person.

14. CAN I GET A COPY OF LAST YEAR’S 1098-T?

Yes. Please contact the Business Office at 310-665-6830 or businessoffice@otis.edu. Please allow 48 business hours to process.

15. WHAT EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES ARE CONSIDERED AS QUALIFIED TUITION AND RELATED EXPENSES?

Qualified tuition and related expenses are tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution that were charged on or after January 1 and on or before December 31 of the tax year. They do not include books, room and board, student activities, health services fees, insurance, equipment, transportation, or other similar personal, living or family expenses.

16. WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Please contact the Business Office at 310-665-6830 or businessoffice@otis.edu.

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