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It appears that I was taxed on a student loan in which I did NOT pay tuition for that semester. So, I have to pay taxes, repay the principal and interest on it?????

 
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It appears that I was taxed on a student loan in which I did NOT pay tuition for that semester. So, I have to pay taxes, repay the principal and interest on it?????

Yes, a scholarship not used for qualified education expenses is taxable.  This is considered income.  However, there is generally, no principal or interest on a scholarship. A scholarship is usually basically free money that you never pay back. 

 If for some you will need to repay the scholarship, you can deduct the repayment from your income in the year you repay it. 

https://taxmap.irs.gov/taxmap/pubs/p525-005.htm

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It appears that I was taxed on a student loan in which I did NOT pay tuition for that semester. So, I have to pay taxes, repay the principal and interest on it?????

Student loans are not taxable.  Was this a scholarship or a loan?
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It appears that I was taxed on a student loan in which I did NOT pay tuition for that semester. So, I have to pay taxes, repay the principal and interest on it?????

Sorry, it was a scholarship and/or grant. Not a loan
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It appears that I was taxed on a student loan in which I did NOT pay tuition for that semester. So, I have to pay taxes, repay the principal and interest on it?????

Yes, a scholarship not used for qualified education expenses is taxable.  This is considered income.  However, there is generally, no principal or interest on a scholarship. A scholarship is usually basically free money that you never pay back. 

 If for some you will need to repay the scholarship, you can deduct the repayment from your income in the year you repay it. 

https://taxmap.irs.gov/taxmap/pubs/p525-005.htm

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