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Do I Include My Scholarship, Fellowship, or Education Grant as Income on My Tax Return?

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This interview will help you to determine whether the educational assistance you received is taxable. It only applies to the attendance of one educational institution at a time. If attending more than one, the interview should be run twice if the funds were used for expenses other than qualified education expenses.

Information You'll Need:

  • Type of educational assistance received
  • Terms of the scholarship as to what expenses the funds can be applied toward
  • What kinds of expenses that were paid from funds received
  • Timeframes of attendance

The tool is designed for use by taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring about. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.


Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Estimated Completion Time: 15 minutes; however, after 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

Please Note: Using the "Back" button within the ITA tool could cause an application error.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 24-Feb-2017