Canada Revenue Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificates (commonly known as a T2202A) will be available February 28 via slc.me to full-time students currently attending classes at St. Lawrence College. They will be sent by mail on or before February 28 to all other students who qualify, including part-time students and graduates. Please ensure you notify your Student Services or Academic Department of any changes to your current mailing address in order to receive your T2202A without delay.
1. What is a T2202A?
T2202A is an official statement for income tax purposes of the tuition and fees paid for qualifying programs and courses that you are eligible -to claim on your income tax return. The form is usually available around the end of February for the tuition and eligible fees paid in the preceding calendar year.
2. Is the T2202A form sent to me?
All full-time students currently attending classes at St. Lawrence College can self-print their T2202A from slc.me on or after February 28. The T2202A will be sent by mail on or before February 28 to all other students who qualify.
3. How do I access the online T2202A form?
Current full-time students only can access, save and/or print your T2202A from slc.me on and after February 28. Click on the Fees icon to access the form. T2202A forms are prepared for students who have paid more than $100 in eligible fees for eligible courses beginning and ending in a particular calendar year. Certain administrative and ancillary fees are not eligible for tax deduction.
4. What is slc.me?
slc.me is the St. Lawrence College web portal and is your personalized access to web services. Once you login you can access the Fees icon where you will locate your T2202A under Account Inquiry.
5. What if I am unable to login to slc.me?
Contact IT services at ext. 1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. **NOTE: CURRENT FULL-TIME STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE T2202A.**
6. How can students who don’t have access to the web obtain a form if they need it?
Current full-time students can access slc.me from any computer in the St. Lawrence College libraries or computer labs that have a web browser. You can also request a copy from Student Services (Brockville and Cornwall students) or your Academic School (Kingston students) by providing appropriate identification. There will be a $10 charge for this service. Current full-time students who have an slc.me account can self-print their T2202A from slc.me. All others will be mailed to the address on file.
7. Do I have to submit my T2202A form with my income tax submission?
Students are not required to submit a printed copy of the T2202A form with their tax return, even if the T2202A credits are transferred to a parent. A printed copy is only required when requested by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as part of a formal audit.
8. Why doesn’t my T2202A match the amounts I paid for my course/program?
The total amount of fees paid may not necessarily correspond to your T2202A because not all tuition and related fees are tax deductible. This fee schedule outlines the compulsory ancillary fees that are T2202A eligible.
9. Why doesn’t my T2202A include the amount I paid for the full academic year, Fall and Winter and Summer semesters?
The T2202A is based on the tax year (January to December) and not the school’s academic year (September to August).
10. My parents will be claiming my tuition fees and require that my T2202A be issued to them directly. Can St. Lawrence College do this for me?
St. Lawrence College is required to make the T2202A available to the student directly. Students must use the T2202A on their own return until the Federal Tax payable is reduced to zero. At this point the student may transfer the balance of the credit to their parent using the information on the T2202A related to the transferring of unused credit as per the Income Tax Act. The student is required to sign the T2202A authorizing the transfer. Please see Canada Revenue Agency documentation for further clarification.
11. What is the monthly credit for attendance in column B/C of the T2202A form used for and am I eligible to make this claim?
In addition to claiming eligible tuition and related fees, full time students who are enrolled in ten or more course hours per week, for three consecutive weeks in a month, are eligible to claim an Education Deduction amount for each month of full time study. Part time students must be enrolled in a program that lasted at least 3 consecutive weeks and required at least 12 hours of instruction each month to qualify for the education amount. Please see Canada Revenue Agency documentation for further clarification.
12. I printed my T2202A form from slc.me but the address on it was incorrect. Do I need a new one?
You can use your T2202A form even if the address is not correct. Remember 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. We strongly suggest that you keep your address updated by contacting Student Services (Brockville or Cornwall students) or your Academic School (Kingston students).
13. I printed my T2202A form from slc.me but the amount on it was incorrect. What do I need to do to get a new one?
If you feel that the information on your T2202A form is incorrect, please review all of these FAQ’s to ensure that you understand the period they are issued for and the amounts that are included and excluded. If after reviewing this information you feel that your form is incorrect, please contact Student Services (Brockville or Cornwall students) or your Academic School (Kingston students) to discuss your form.
14. If I add the tuition for my St. Lawrence College course together with that of another institution, I would meet the $100 minimum. Why won’t you give me a T2202A?
As per the Income Tax Act, students may not combine receipts from institutions to meet the minimum eligible fee.
15. Can you help me with some questions about my tax return?
Unfortunately we cannot. In-depth 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 Canada Post Office. CRA also publishes a booklet called “Students & Income Tax” – Government form P105(E). This publication is available in HTML or PDF formats. For people with visual impairments, it is also available in e-text, braille or large print formats.
16. I want to print my T2202A tax form a second time. Can I do this?
Yes, you can print your T2202A as many times as you like. Keep in mind that the T2202A does not get submitted with a student’s tax return but is required when transferring amounts to someone else as permitted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or if you are being audited.
17. Can my parents, siblings or anyone obtain information that is on my record at St. Lawrence College?
No, not even your parents can obtain confidential information without your written consent. St. Lawrence College gathers and maintains information used for purposes of admission, registration and other fundamental activities related to being a member of the college community and to attending a public post-secondary institution in Ontario. The policy regarding the release of information about students is intended to protect the individual student's right to privacy and the confidentiality of his or her record. Personal Information Protection Guidelines and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) govern access to confidential information at St. Lawrence College.
18. I haven’t received my T2202A yet. Why?
Based on the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines (See FAQ #15), not every student will be eligible to receive a T2202A. However, if you are eligible to receive a T2202A, they will not be mailed or made available via slc.me until the end of February. Current full-time students should be able to access their T2202A on and after February 28. Part-time students and students not currently attending St. Lawrence College will have their T2202A mailed by February 28. If you expected to receive a T2202A in the mail and don’t have it by March 14, you should contact the college to verify that we have your correct mailing address.