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Tuition, Education and Textbook Tax Credits

If you’ve paid more than $100 in total fees to an educational institution in Canada, then you are eligible for tuition tax credits. Read this article for details.


It’s almost tax season. If you’re like most AU graduate students you’re working while completing your graduate education and so, like it or not, you probably have to pay taxes.

It can be tough to pay for school, a mortgage, kids or elder dependants, and all of the other financial responsibilities that AU graduate students tend to have. Among the things that can help to make your education more affordable are tax credits. Tuition, education and textbook tax credits are a government program designed to provide universal financial support to students.

If you’ve paid more than $100 in total fees to an educational institution in Canada—almost guaranteed if you’re currently enrolled in a graduate program—then you are eligible for tuition tax credits.

Eligible AU graduate students can access their official Tuition, Education and Textbook Tax Credit Certificate (T2202A) forms through their myAU account by the end of February. Keep an eye on your myAU portal for updates about your T2202A form.

For detailed information about tuition tax credits, visit AU’s Financial Services website.