Completing Schedule 11
Before you start
Schedule 11 must be completed and filed by you only.
If you have transferred an amount to an eligible person (see Transferring and carrying forward amounts) they do not need to send us a copy of your Schedule 11.
Complete the lines of Schedule 11 that apply to you based on the information provided on the tax certificate you received from your educational institution. See below for instructions.
Depending on your province or territory of residence, you may also need to complete a provincial and territorial tax and credits form.
Even if you do not have to pay tax and you are carrying forward all or part of your tuition, education, and textbook amounts, you must file this form with your tax return so we can update our records with your unused tuition, education, and textbook amounts available for carry forward to other years.
Supporting documents – If you are filing a paper return, attach a completed Schedule 11. Keep all your official receipts issued by an educational institution or other forms in case we ask to see them. If you are filing electronically, keep all of your documents in case we ask to see them. For more information, please consult E-services for individuals.
How to complete Schedule 11
Line 1 – Unused federal tuition, education and textbook amounts
Remember to enter on line 1 of this schedule any unused amounts from previous years that are shown on your notice of assessment or notice of reassessment from last year.
If you have eligible tuition fees, education, and textbook amounts from a previous year that you forgot to claim, see How to change your return, so that we may update our records.
Complete line 2 of Schedule 11 to show the amount of eligible tuition fees paid as shown on your tax certificate.
Lines 3 and 4 – Part-time Education and Textbook amounts
Use the amount in column B of your tax certificate to complete line 3 and line 4 of your Schedule 11.
The number of months claimed must agree with the number of months on your tax certificate.
Lines 6 and 7 – Full-time Education and Textbook amounts
Use the amount in column C of your tax certificate to complete line 6 and line 7 of your Schedule 11.
The number of months claimed must agree with the number of months indicated on your tax certificate.
Line 17 – Total tuition, education, and textbook amounts
Enter the amount from line 17 on line 323 of Schedule 1 of your return.
If you have unused amounts and you are transferring an amount to another individual, complete lines 18 to 25.
If you have unused amounts and you are not transferring an amount to another individual, complete lines 18, 19, 20, and 25 only.
Lines 18 to 25 – Transfer/Carryforward of unused amount
Complete these lines to calculate the transfer amount and the carryforward of unused amount.
If you are transferring an amount to another individual, complete the appropriate area of your tax certificate.
Forms and publications
- General Income Tax and Benefit Guide 2015 - All Provinces Except Non-Residents
- Guide P105, Students and Income Tax
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