If you have received a bursary, scholarship, award, Teacher Certificate, Passport to Education or Faculty/Staff Tuition Fee Waiver as a dependant, then you will be issued a T4A. The amount on your T4A shows the total funding you received in the tax year, which may not equal the total you received for the academic year.
Downloading your T4A Online
If you’d like to download your document online, CRA requires you to provide your consent by January 29:
- Log into your Student Service Centre (SSC).
- Select “T4A Tax Form” under Finances.
- Click “Yes, I consent to downloading my T4A electronically”. You only need to provide consent once. Therefore, if you can view your T4A form online for prior years, you don't need to perform any further actions.
The electronic forms will be available to you by the end of February. If you don’t complete the steps above by the deadline, you will not be able to view, download, or print your T4A form online. You will instead receive a paper copy of your slip through mail, delivered to the address noted on your SSC account.
Receiving your T4A by Mail
If you do not wish to provide consent, you can choose to receive your T4A slip by mail. To do so, you must ensure that your address in your Student Service Centre (SSC) is up to date by the end of January in order to receive your paper copy.
Will I have to pay tax on my funding?
In most cases, getting a T4A form does not mean that you'll have to pay tax on the funding you received. While UBC is required to report awards or funding to the Canada Revenue Agency and issue a T4A form, students are not required to report T4A amounts as long they are also claiming an educational amount, as in the T2202A.
You will be able to find T4A forms back to 2009 in the SSC.
If you were employed by UBC on a co-op work term as a TA or RA, or any other position (such as work-learn), you'll receive a T4 tax form on the UBC HR's self-serve website.