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T2202A - Graduate Students

This is an explanation of your T2202A tax form for the 2014 calendar year (Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014).

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) rules, only tuition fees and certain ancillary fees that have been assessed and paid to the University for the current calendar year can be reported. This is typically about 96% of a domestic student's fee assessment. Other charges, including referenda or course material fees, interest and non-tuition charges cannot be reported on the tax form.

There are two sections of the tax form (see below); one that displays the total tuition amount (column A) and another that displays your status (full- or part-time) and the number of months in which you were registered (columns B and C). Read the instructions below to understand how these figures are calculated.

Sample of the data section of the tax form:

Session periods,
part-time and full-time
A
Eligible tuition fees
Number of months for
From To B
Part-time
C
Full-time
01 2014 04 2014      
05 2014 08 2014      
09 2014 12 2014      
         
Total      

Tuition Amounts (column A)

  • Graduate academic study periods coincide with the taxation year reporting periods (i.e. the total reportable tuition -if paid- for the winter, summer and fall sessions will appear on the T2202A for 2014).

Eligible Months (columns B and C)

  • Columns B and C report the number of months you were registered as a full or part-time student.
  • Graduate students are eligible for full-time status for each month they are registered as full-time and part-time status for each month they are registered as part-time.
  • LLM-PDP students and Schulich School of Business students (MBA, IMBA and MPA) are eligible for full-time status for each month they are registered.

Example

In the example below rounded numbers have been used for simplicity. Please note that these numbers do not reflect actual York University fees.

A Graduate Studies student registered full-time in the Fall 2014 Term who has paid their fees would have a reported tuition total of '$1,759.54' on their T2202A for 2014. This consists of the session fee of $1,848.23 plus $15 registration fee minus unreportable ancillary fees (about four per cent of the tuition fees). Column C of the student's T2202A will also display '4' months for September through December 2014
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