Reporting Scholarships & Fellowships

A wage received by a student for work is taxable income. When the income is not work related it is considered a scholarship or fellowship. A scholarship or fellowship is non-taxable income if:

  • The recipient is a currently enrolled degree student at an educational institution.
  • The payment is for tuition and fees to enroll in an educational institution or for books, supplies, and equipment that are required for courses at the educational institution.
  • Awarded and reported through a University financial aid office.