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Academic Scholarships and Fellowships

Academic Scholarships and Fellowships

Learn how taxpayers pursuing higher education may often exclude the value of scholarships and fellowships from their gross income.

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In this lesson, we'll survey the rules by which some scholarships, fellowship grants, and tuition reductions are excluded from gross income.

Scholarships and Fellowships Defined

A scholarship is a payment or allowance to, or for the benefit of, an undergraduate or graduate student to aid in pursuing the student’s studies. A fellowship grant is a payment or allowance to, or for the benefit of, an individual to aid the individual in pursuing study or research. Both terms include payments and...