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)

If you received funding such as grants, bursaries, awards or prizes, you may receive a T4A form that reflects the funding you received in the tax year.

Enrollment Services staff are not able to answer tax-related questions. If you have other questions about tuition and enrollment credit, please contact the CRA directly.

T2202 Tuition and Enrolment Certificate

The T2202 summarizes tuition and months of study in qualifying courses. To be eligible to receive this tax form, 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 past calendar year. For more information on your eligibility, visit the CRA. Simon Fraser University is a designated education institution.

  • SFU Continuing Studies mails T2202 forms to eligible students in February of each year. It is not available for download.
  • A duplicate copy of your T2202 is available at no charge. Complete the T2202 Duplicate Request Form, including your full name and email address for an electronic copy. 
  • We can only provide this form to a third party with your written authorization.
  • We also send the form to international students so they can complete their Canadian income tax returns.

Fees included on 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. 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 January through March amount will be reflected on the following year’s T2202.

Number of months included on T2202

The number of part-time or full-time months is calculated based on your enrollment in a qualified educational program (QEP) or a specified educational program (SEP). In addition, you must be registered in courses in the program and meet the minimum hours threshold, as defined by the CRA. The hours threshold is no fewer than 10 hours of instruction per week for a QEP and 12 hours per month for an SEP.

Social Insurance Number (SIN) required for T2202

Starting in the 2019 tax year, CRA has required all designated educational 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 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).

If you do not have a SIN, visit the Government of Canada’s Apply for a SIN site.

T4A form

The T4A is an official document for tax purposes. It provides the amount of funds you received in grants, scholarships, bursaries, awards and prizes from January to December in any given year. The amount on your T4A reflects the total funding you received in the tax year and may be different from the amount on your T2202. (The T2202 reflects tuition fees deemed eligible in the calendar year, not the date on which funding is received or fees are paid.)

Frequently asked questions

I am not a Canadian resident or citizen. Am I required to provide a SIN?

If you are not a resident of Canada and do not have a Canadian SIN, you do not have to provide us with this information.

I can’t enter my SIN into my Student Account. What am I doing wrong?

Be sure to enter your SIN number including dashes: xxx-xxx-xxx. You can also try to clear your browser history and cache before logging in to your Student Account again.

I missed the deadline to enter my SIN on my Student Account. Can I still enter it now?

Please follow the instructions provided on this page and enter your SIN as soon as possible. We will assess your eligibility, and if you qualify, we will mail your T2202 Tuition and Enrolment Certificate at the end of February. If you received funding, you’ll also receive a T4A slip.

How else can I provide my SIN?

Please do not send your SIN by email or leave a voicemail. The safest way to enter your SIN is to log in to your Student Account with your SFU username and the password you created. If necessary, you can provide your SIN over the phone by calling us during our office hours at 778-782-8000.

I did not enrol in a certificate or diploma program. Will I receive a T2202?

If you took a couple of courses but did not enrol in a program, then you will likely be claiming the tuition amount only. As proof of tuition, you can simply use the payment receipt you received via email when you paid for the courses.

When will I receive my T2202 form for 2023?

T2202 forms for 2023 will be mailed out to eligible students at the end of February 2024. If you would like to request a duplicate T2202 for a different year, please complete the Request a Duplicate form.