Student taxes

Learn how to access your student tax forms.

Tax Forms for Current Students

Tuition and Education Amount Certificates (T2202A) are available through AUArts webService.

  1. Log into AUArts webService
  2. Click on T2202A Tax Credit Form
  3. Select Tax Year and Printable T2202A Form (PDF) click Submit (you can access your tax records dating back to 2004)
  4. If the error message "Social insurance number (SIN) is invalid, provide valid SIN" pops up, please see SIN Number Collection, below. Note that you can still print your form without providing a SIN number by pressing "Ok".

Tax Forms for Alumni, Former Students, and Continuing Education Students

  1. You will need your student number and a 6 digit PIN number to access your account. If you not know your PIN number, contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@auarts.ca if you were a degree student. If you are a Continuing Education Student contact the Continuing Education Department at 403.284.7640 and ask them to reset your PIN number so you can access your tax form online.
  2. Go to Student Self Service.
  3. Click on T2202A Tax Credit Form
  4. Select Tax Year and Printable T2202A Form (PDF) click Submit (you can access your tax records dating back to 2004)
  5. If the error message "Social insurance number (SIN) is invalid, provide valid SIN" pops up, please see SIN Number Collection, below. Note that you can still print your form without providing a SIN number by pressing "Ok".

Information on Tax Forms

NOTE:  Once you click submit and print the first time, all subsequent forms you print will be marked "Duplicate." This is still acceptable for Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) purposes.

The receipt will print on two pages:

  • Page 1 - Tuition and Education Amount Certificate
  • Page 2 - Designation for the transfer of an amount to spouse or common-law partner, parent or grandparent

You’re not required to attach a paper copy of your T2202A to your tax return. However, when transferring amounts to someone else (as permitted by CRA), or if you’re being audited by CRA, this printed form meets all CRA requirements. T2202As will be available on webService for at least seven years.

  • You can log into the CRA and access your tax information, including the T2202A
  • You can email the Registrar’s office (registrar@auarts.ca), leaving a message with your full name, your AUArts Student ID number and requesting a T2202A reprint.  If you feel that there is an error in your T2202A that you received, please provide those details as well.  A new T2202A will be emailed to you (to your AUArts email address). It will be password protected for your security. To open your T2202A attachment, follow the directions on the covering email.

SIN Number Collection

Effective in 2019 post-secondary schools are required to provide the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with the social insurance numbers (SIN) from qualifying students for the T2202A Tuition Tax Credit and for T4A (Other income - scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and study grants (awards)) for amounts that were paid to recipients who received scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, honorariums in a tax year. Please refer to the CRA website; CRA Subsection 237(1) for more information.

  1. Go to Student Self Service.
  2. Log in.
  3. Select Enter or Update Social Insurance Number.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

SIN Number Collection for Alumni, Former Students, and Continuing Education Students

Contact the Registrar's Office at 403.284.7634 or the Continuing Education Department at 403.284.7640 and ask them to save your SIN number on your student record.

FAQs

Who is eligible to receive a T2202A?

To be eligible for a T2202A, your tuition and student fees must exceed $100 in the tax year and you must be at least 16 years of age. The program of study must last at least three consecutive weeks and have a minimum of 12 hours instruction per month.

How are tuition amounts calculated?

To be eligible for a tuition tax credit, the sum of your eligible fees paid in the tax year must exceed $100. Not all fees paid are eligible for the tax credit.

Eligible fees include:

  • application fees (admission and graduation)
  • tuition
  • supplementary studio fees
  • processing fee
  • student network fee
  • SAIT Campus Centre fee
  • transfer credit fee

Ineligible fees include:

  • students' association fees (including health and dental plan fees)
  • locker fees
  • fines and late payment penalties
  • tutoring and peer support fees

How are full-time months calculated?

Full-time months are assigned for a program of study that lasts at least three consecutive weeks and requires a minimum of 10 hours of instruction each week.

How are part-time months calculated?

Part-time months are assigned for a program of study that lasts at least three consecutive weeks and requires a minimum of 12 hours of instruction each month. When a program or course starts or ends part way through a month, that month may not qualify as a part time month if the minimum of 12 hours is not satisfied.

How do I obtain my user ID and PIN for AUArts webService?

Degree program students should contact the AUArts Helpdesk at 403.338.5555.

Continuing Education students using webService for the first time should contact the Continuing Education Office at 403.284.7640.

I am a grant-funded Artstream Student. Why doesn't my T2202A indicate any eligible tuition?

Tuition fees paid by a federal, provincial or territorial job training program are not considered eligible under CRA regulations.