Tax Information

For tax information regarding SFU undergraduate or graduate academic courses please see here.

As an SFU Continuing Studies student, you may be able to reduce any income tax owed if any of the courses or programs you took meet the educational criteria set by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Enrolment Services staff are not able to answer tax-related questions. The information on this page is all the tax-related information we can provide. If you have any other questions about tuition and enrolment credit, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly.

T2202 Tuition and Enrolment Certificate

SFU Continuing Studies issues these forms, which summarize tuition and months of study in qualifying courses, to eligible students at the end of February each year. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a program of study, such as a certificate or diploma, and have taken a course or courses from that program in the 2019 calendar year. For more information on your eligibility, visit the Canada Revenue Agency.

Simon Fraser University is a designated education institution.

Social Insurance Number (SIN) now required for T2202

Starting in the 2019 tax year, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires all designated education institutions in Canada to include the student's Social Insurance Number (SIN) on the T2202. More information on this requirement can be found here.

You can provide your SIN through your student account.

  1. Go to noncredit.its.sfu.ca and log in to your account.
  2. Go to the My Account tab.
  3. From the drop-down, select Update Profile.
  4. Add your 9-digit Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Frequently asked questions

How do I provide my Social Insurance Number (SIN)?

Go to noncredit.its.sfu.ca and log in to your account. Go to the My Account tab. From the drop-down, select Update Profile and fill in your 9-digit number in the SIN field on this secure site and click "SAVE" at the bottom of the page.

Why does SFU need my Social Insurance Number (SIN)?

This is a new Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirement effective with the 2019 tax year. Subsection 237(1) of the Income Tax Act requires that you provide your SIN, upon request, to the preparer of the tax information slip. More information on this requirement can be found here.

What if I don’t provide my SIN?

The CRA may reject your claim for deductions.

I don’t have a SIN. How do I get one?

Visit the Government of Canada’s Apply for a SIN site.

How do I get the T2202?

SFU Continuing Studies mails these forms to eligible students at the end of February each year. You can request a duplicate—free of charge—by filling out a T2202 Duplicate Request Form.

Can I download the T2202?

No. As an SFU Continuing Studies student, your T2202 cannot be downloaded online through your student account. We print and mail the forms at the end of February each year. The website go.sfu.ca is for undergraduate and graduate students at SFU only.

How can I get another T2202* sent to me?

You can request a duplicate copy of your T2202 by filling out a T2202 Duplicate Request Form. Please be sure to include your full name and current mailing address. Once we have your form, we will mail a duplicate T2202 to you at no charge.

*Up to and including the 2013 tax year, SFU Continuing Studies issued the T2202(e) Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate to all eligible students, which specified the education amount only and did not include the tuition amount. This form was used in conjunction with the tax receipt to claim tuition, education and textbook amounts.

Why aren’t all the fees I paid this year showing up on the T2202?

Eligible tuition fees are based on the calendar year for which the fees are assessed, not the date on which the fees are paid. If tuition fees paid extend beyond the calendar year, they are pro-rated on the T2202. For example, if a program has an October 1 start date and a March 31 end date, only the tuition fee representing the October through December period will be reflected in the current year tax certificate. The remaining amount, representing January through March, will be reflected on the following year’s T2202.

Can SFU Continuing Studies give the T2202 information to my parents/accountant/income tax preparer?

We will disclose your tax information to another individual only if we receive written permission from you authorizing the release of your tax information to that individual. Under no circumstances will any information about our students be released to another individual without first receiving this authorization.

I am an international student. Why do I need a T2202?

SFU Continuing Studies is required to report this information to all students to enable them to complete their Canadian income tax returns.

Where can I get more information on the T2202?

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.