Income Tax Information
Your present and past year's T2202A form(s) are available online, accessible through the Student Portal.
The Registrar's Office does not mail forms to individuals as your online access gives you the capability to print.
The T2202A tax forms are located under the financial tab on the student portal. Simply select the year you need a tax form and the document is available to be saved to your computer or printed.
You have 10 views of the tax form online.
Do I get a T2202A form?
T2202A forms are issued to students who have paid more than $100.00 in eligible fees for qualifying post-secondary level programs/courses beginning and ending in a particular calendar year.
When do I receive my T2202A form?
The T2202A forms are normally available the last week of February.
Why does my form have months of attendance but $0.00 in tuition?
Sponsored student’s tuition is being paid by a third party and therefore will not appear on the T2202A form. Some non-semestered programs, like apprenticeship and certificate programs, will have intakes that started in the previous year. Students in these programs will have received all the tuition credit for their program on the previous year’s T2202A form but are still entitled to the months of attendance for this year’s T2202A.
Why doesn't my T2202A form match the amount I paid for my program/course?
A student's tax receipts will reflect only the "eligible fees", not all the fees that may have been paid. Therefore the tax receipt will be less than the actual amount paid for a full-time program or course. Only those fees in the eligible column can be included in the tuition amount on the T2202A form.
- Full-Time Tuition
- Part-Time Tuition
- International Tuition
- Student Priority
- Graduation/Alumni Services
- Program Activity
- Technology Enhancement
- Program Services
- Health Documentation Fee
- Resource Enhancement
- Classroom Confirmation
- Apprenticeship Resource
- Apprenticeship Confirmation
- Program Withdrawal
- Course Withdrawal
- Program/Course Supply
- Other fee
- Application to Graduate/Alumni Fee
- CSI Association
- CSI Capital Development
- CSI- Advocacy Fee
- CSI Legal Protection
- CSI Health Plan
- CSI International Health Fee
- Program Specific
- Apprenticeship Pre-Test
- Bus pass/U-pass fee
- E-text fee
* subject to yearly review
I was enrolled in both a full-time program and some part-time Continuing Education courses. Why don't I get the part-time and full-time education credits?
A student enrolled in part-time course(s) and a full-time program during the same months will only get education credit for the full-time months. A student can either claim a part-time or full-time education credit but not both for the same months. Tuition paid for the part-time course(s) and full-time program will be combined into one total amount on the T2202A form.
I paid the deposit fee, but I have withdrawn from the program. Why is the deposit fee not included in my T2202A?
The deposit fee is not an eligible expense for T2202A purposes if you have withdrawn from the program.
I paid for my first year and my receipt reflects only half of what I paid. Where's the rest?
Only the tuition amount and attendance credit for the taxation year can be included on the T2202A form. E.g. for the 2018/19 academic year you could have paid for a Fall 2018, a Winter 2019, and a Spring 2019 semester(s), however, only the fees paid for the Fall 2018 semester and the attendance credits for the Fall 2018 semester can be included on your 2018 T2202A form, as that is all that qualifies for 2018 tax year. The Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 semesters will be on your 2019 T2202A form, which will be available in February 2020.
I'm in a Co-op program but my months of attendance don't reflect my Co-op term(s)?
Co-op work terms do not count towards months of attendance as you are not in school on an academic semester.
What is the number in column B/C for?
Full time students may claim the education credit for the months of attendance as recorded in column C and Part-time students (studying at least 12 hours per month in a course running longer than 3 weeks) may claim the months of attendance as recorded in column B.
If I add the tuition for my Conestoga College course together with that of another Institute's course, I would meet the $100.00 minimum, why won't you give me a T2202A?
Students MAY NOT combine receipts from institutions to meet the minimum eligible fee as per the Income Tax Act.
I received my T2202A form but the address on it is incorrect. Do I need a new one?
You may submit the T2202A as received even if the address is incorrect. Note that it is not necessary for students to submit the T2202A form with the tax return, but they must produce it if requested by Revenue Canada.
Can my parents use my T2202A form?
Students must use the Tuition & Education Credit Certificate (T2202A) on their own tax return until the Federal Tax payable is reduced to zero, after which the student may then transfer the balance of the credit to another eligible party using page two of the T2202A form, as per the Income Tax Act. This requires the student's signature.
Who can use my unused amounts?
You can transfer your unused current-year tuition, education, and textbook amounts to one designated individual. That individual can be either your spouse or common-law partner, your parent or grandparent, or your spouse's or common-law partner's parent or grandparent. You cannot transfer your unused current-year amounts to your parent or grandparent, or your spouse's or common-law partner's parent or grandparent, if your spouse or common-law partner claims the spouse or common-law partner amount or amounts transferred from your spouse or common-law partner on his/her tax return.
Can you help me with some questions about my tax return?
Questions regarding the use of the T2202A form in the tax preparation process should be directed to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Tax guides are available from any CRA office or a post office. CRA also publishes a booklet called P105 Students and Income Tax. In addition, you can find information specifically for students on CRA's website at www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/stdnts/menu-eng.html.
I took multiple courses as a Continuing Education student but only one course is being shown on my tax form.
Due to space limitations, only one course is being shown on the form but the entire amount and hours are there for all courses that qualify.