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Tuition is not showing on the tax return.


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Hello LisaDoug,

Also, since January 1, 2017, an eligible student is an individual who is more than 16 years of age before the end of the year who is enrolled in a university, college or other post-secondary institution.

To qualify, the fees you paid to attend each educational institution must be more than $100.

Tuition fees must be recorded in the file of the student.

Please follow the steps below:

1. On the "Left-side menu on the Interview tab", select "Interview setup".

2. On the page "Interview setup", go to the "Student" group, check the box "Tuition, education, textbook, student loans" as well as any other groups needed to complete your tax return and click "Next" at the bottom of the page.

3. Return to the "Left-side menu on the Interview tab" and select the item "Tuition, education, student loans".

4. On the screen to your right click on the plus sign "+" icon to the right of the line "Tuition amounts* (line 32300)".

5. On the page that appears, in the section "Tuition, education, textbook amounts (T2202, TL11A, TL11C)", go to the line "Eligible tuition fees paid to Canadian educational institutions for 2019 (enter description in the first field and the amount in the $ field)". If you attended more than one establishment, click on the plus sign "+" on your right and a new field will be added.

6. Enter the number of months of full-time or part-time postsecondary education, if any, based on the information on your T2202 slip. In addition, this information will be included on Schedule 11.

The program will generate federal Schedule 11 to determine tuition fees.

For more information about tuition fees, including tuition transfer and deferral, please visit:
For the CRA:




Remember that according to CRA rules, you must claim the amounts first on your own federal return, to reduce the tax payable.

Please note that you can carry forward the surplus to a future year or transfer it to a parent or grandparent.

To do this, go to the line "Treatment of unused tuition, education and textbook amounts" and in the field to your right, choose the option that suits you.

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We have done all of that and neither of our girl's tuition shows on the return, which in turn means nothing is transferred to us.  We just realized it has not been included for the past 2 years, however did prior to that.  What is our next step to figure out why that is not working?

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