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What can I deduct from my university/college?

Going to school can be expensive, and we know that you want to get the biggest refund possible! We’ve provided a list of the most common deductions for students:

Textbooks & Tuition:

As a student, you will receive a T2202A slip from your school (typically found online through your student account), which will allow you to claim the Education amount – this includes your tuition and your textbooks.

Medical Expenses:

If you are enrolled in your school’s health insurance plan, the premium may be deductible as a medical expense. As well, the portion of health-related costs that is not covered by your insurance plan can be claimed.

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website for a list of Eligible Medical Expenses and Not eligible medical expenses that can be claimed.

Moving to a new city:

If you moved to a new city to attend full-time school, you may be able to claim your moving expenses

Bus Passes:

If you travel to and from school using public transit, and the pass is not included in your tuition costs, you can claim your passes for the public transit amount.

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