Our child was a freshman in college during the 2016-2017 school year. The 2016 1098-T shows scholarship amount of $1,700 in box 5 which was paid in 2016 for the Fall 2016 semester. The Spring 2017 semester bill includes credits for $1,700 in scholarships for that semester. The Spring 2017 semester started in January 2017. If the $1,700 in scholarships were paid and posted to the student's college account in January 2017, is this considered a scholarship received in 2016 and used for 2016 tuition? Should that amount be included on the screen that asks "Did (name) receive a scholarship or grant in 2016?" in the "other scholarship/fellowship/grants" box OR should the $1,700 in scholarships used for the Spring 2017 go on our 2017 tax return?