This is very confusing. I'm required to report the Tuition and Scholarship from my 1098-T. I paid the full year's tuition in 2017 (fall and spring 2018) so no Tuition was billed for 2018 (well actually a small lab fee of $50). But the school has Scholarship "income" split, half was on the 1098-T for 2017 (far less than the tuition paid), now the other half is on the 1098-T as "billed" to 2018. With no offsetting "billed" tuition, because it was already paid!
The scholarship in total was well below full tuition, so I got the benefit of it and paid less in tuition in 2017 - no cash benefit was ever received. But how do I report this? The 1098-T if entered verbatim would have me taxed on it as income. The benefit was actually "received" and used the previous year.
Should I ask the school to amend the 1098-T forms? I have no idea what direction to go on this. Certainly don't think taxing it is proper, if this amount were on the previous 1098-T the paid tuition would still have been greater than the scholarship amount, and no tax liability would be found.