I saw a note in a college forum that certain portions of a scholarship are considered income and thus taxable. (The post said any money towards room and board may be considered fair game by the IRS.) I searched "tax" and "taxable" on this and the USNA forum but found no reference to tax. Is some or any of the $414,000 value of an education at the Academy considered taxable by the IRS? My guess is no, but I'm not a tax expert.