Tax Information

2020 T2202 Education and Tax Receipts are now available to print from your My UCalgary student portal


The University of Calgary issues T2202 slips for tuition and fees which indicate the number of eligible months you were a full-time or part-time student during the tax year.

The T2202 will only contain PAID fees assessed in the tax year (January – December). If you have not paid fees assessed in the tax year, they will be absent from the T2202.

Tuition tax receipts are available in late February for the preceding tax year. You can access your T2202 slip through My UCalgary.

The T4A is issued electronically to students who receive UCalgary scholarships, awards, bursaries fellowships etc.

T4 and T4As are accessed through My UCalgary.

Students who have received a UCalgary scholarship/award/bursary can access their T4A slip by logging in at my.ucalgary.ca and selecting "view my T4/T4A" under "Quick Links".

You will receive a T4A if the total amount you received in grants + scholarships + awards exceeds $500.

As long as you have a verified email in your Student Aid account, you will be notified electronically to view and print your T4As.
 

You will only receive a printed T4A in the mail if:

  • You received an Alberta scholarship that is not available online
  • You have not verified you email address
  • Your account has been set to paper communications.

If you need T4As for Federal grants you must log in to your account at NSLSC Online Services.

Please note: students generally are not required to pay taxes on grant funding they have received. If you have questions about your T4As and filing taxes, you should contact the CRA directly.

Loans are not considered income. T4As are not issued for student loan funding.


Social Insurance Number Information

Starting in the 2019 tax year, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires all Canadian post-secondary institutions to collect students' Social Insurance Numbers (SINs) on the Education and Enrolment Certificate - T2202 (formerly T2202A).

Students must provide their SIN to the University of Calgary through My UCalgary, with instructions available here.

If you haven’t already provided a SIN to UCalgary, you will see a to-do list item listed in your My UCalgary requesting a SIN for tax purposes.

T2202 Tax Receipts are provided to all students to enable them to complete their Canadian tax returns. Contact a tax professional to determine whether you need to file a Canadian tax return and / or a tax return in your country of origin. Please see the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website on filing taxes as an international student studying in Canada.

If you are ineligible for a SIN, you are not required to submit an International Tax Number (ITN) in lieu of the SIN.

For additional information on navigating Canadian taxes as an international student, please see the International Student Services webpage, or contact them for assistance at iss@ucalgary.ca.


Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply for a SIN at a Service Canada office or online. There is no fee to apply for a SIN. Information on how you can apply for a SIN can be found on the Service Canada website.

UCalgary is required to attempt to collect and report SIN’s to Canada Revenue Agency. If you do not supply a SIN, then a T2202 tax receipt will be issued with the SIN populated as zeros.

As per IC82-2R2 (Social Insurance Number Legislation that Relates to the Preparation of Information Slips), a penalty of $100 can be applied for not submitting a SIN for a T2202.

Yes! The Student Union hosts a volunteer tax program for current campus community members, including staff, faculty, and students. Information on the SU Volunteer Tax Program can be found on their website here.

The information on your tax receipts may be incorrect depending on multiple factors, like when payments were made, and who issued the funds. For concerns or problems with the information contained in the T2202 or T4A tax receipt, please contact Enrolment Services.

You can still access My UCalgary even after graduation as long as you remember your eID and password. For help recovering your eID or password, please contact the IT help desk at 403.220.5555.

Alternatively, you may request the T2202 tax form by submitting a written request via fax, mail or email to Enrolment Services. Requests must include:

  • your full legal name
  • UCID number
  • date of birth
  • signature

Once the request has been submitted, the tax form can be mailed to the mailing address on file, or emailed to a UCalgary email address only.

If you owe fees for the tax year in which you need a T2202, you can print your tax receipt from My UCalgary. However, the T2202 will show only the amounts paid, and will not reflect any fees which have not been paid from that calendar year. Not all fees paid are tax deductible. Please refer to Claiming Tuition Fees & the Education Amount for more information.

After all fees have been paid for the tax year, you can request an updated T2202 receipt through T2202@ucalgary.ca.  Once the T2202 has been updated, you will receive an email indicating the receipt is updated, which can be printed from the Student Centre.

The T2202 is based on payments made in the calendar/tax year assessment of January 1 - December 31. If your payment plan covers multiple terms, only the amount of taxable fees paid in the calendar/tax year will be listed on the T2202. Once the remaining fees have been paid, graduate students need to email T2202@ucalgary.ca to request an updated T2202 based on all fees paid in the calendar/tax year. To verify your assessment and payments, visit My UCalgary finances section, “Account Inquiry and Payments”.

Yes, we can add your SIN to past tax receipts. Please update your SIN by following the instructions outlined here, or contact Enrolment Services for assistance. 

Once you have the correct SIN on file, please email t2202@ucalgary.ca to regenerate your tax receipts.

Not all the fees you pay are tax deductible, so they will not appear on the T2202. As a rule of thumb, funds that are collected by UCalgary for third parties are not present on the T2202: This includes the Student Union fees, Health and Dental insurance, UPass, etc. Please contact Enrolment Services for more information on what fees are included on the document.

No, the UCalgary T4A will only contain payments for non-employment income issued by the University of Calgary. If you receive awards, scholarships, or funding from an external stakeholder, then they would have to issue a T4A, as long as the payment was more than $500.00.

The T2202 will only display paid fees assessed in the tax year (January – December). If you have paid your fees late, they may not be included in the T2202. Please contact t2202@ucalgary.ca to have your T2202 regenerated with the recently paid fees.

The T4A will only show funds that were disbursed within the tax / calendar year (January to December), not the Award year (July – June) You may have been issued the award within the tax year, but the relevant factor is when the funds were issued.

For Instance: an award of $1000.00 issued in Fall of 2020 may not actually pay out until January of 2021. Though this award was issued in the 2020 Award year, it was not disbursed within the 2020 tax year. In this example, the award would be present on the 2021 T4A, not the 2020 T4A.

If you have concerns about what is present on your T4A slip, please contact Enrolment Services.

Helpful Canada Revenue Agency links

For clarification regarding full-time or part-time status with respect to your taxes please contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1.800.959.8281.