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Do I list scholarships as income on the FAFSA?

As parents and students correct FAFSA's after completing their tax returns a they often wonder if they should be claiming the scholarships they won as income on the FAFSA. The good news is that you do not claim scholarships as income on the FAFSA unless you claim them as income on your federal tax return. Most scholarships are not claimed as income on a US tax return because they are being used by a degree seeking student to pay costs for enrollment in a degree program.  For more information on the treatment of scholarships on tax returns, visit (www.irs.gov).

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Accountants Birmingham on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:23 AM
Nicely written on the issue of scholarships as a income on the FAFSA. I like the accurate facts and details provided in the post. Very well written.
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Colleges Canberra on Friday, May 24, 2013 4:22 AM
High rank student or Merit student easily get scholarship because of their ranking and it is really beneficial for their further studies.
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Pam Rambo, Ed.D on Friday, May 24, 2013 7:06 PM
You would think that high achieving students would easily get scholarships...unfortunately, that is not true in the USA. To get scholarships, students must not only have high grades and test scores, but they must have outstanding activity and leadership experience and write a wonderful essay. Few people or organizations, except college admission offices, seek them out to make an award. And college admission offices usually look at early applicants only when they award funds according to a priority deadline. Sometimes, high school counselors get students to apply for special scholarships or they nominate them. Most of the time, to get a scholarship in the USA that is not awarded as part of a college admission offer, the student has to 1)find the scholarship, 2) complete an often lengthy application process, 3) send high school transcripts and letters of reference and 4)pay attention to mail or email asking for more information so they don't get disqualified. It is true that academic achievement is critically importatnt, but it also takes much effort beyond that to get scholarship money beyond what colleges offer. Colleges do offer significant amounts of scholarship money to some students with admission offers. Three of my students this year received offers in excess of $50,000 US and many others also recieved scholarship offers from college admission offices in smaller amounts between $5,000 and $20,000. But most students need more and it takes a significant amount of work to find and apply for enough funds to meet college costs. That is unfortunate and the lack of sufficient scholarship support in the USA is driving students to accumulate excessive amounts of student loan debt which is a national tragedy. And to add insult to injury in the USA, student loan interest rates double in about thirty days. Most unfortunate for a country that says it values education.


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