398.1 – Tax credit for tuition or examination fees transferred by a child

A student can transfer all or part of his or her tax credit for tuition or examination fees to you, provided the transferred portion relates to fees paid for 2016 and you are:

If the student decides to transfer all or part of his or her tax credit for tuition or examination fees to you, you are the only person who can claim the amount of the tax credit he or she transferred to you.

Important
  • A student cannot transfer an unused portion of his or her tax credit to you if that portion relates to tuition or examination fees paid for a previous year.
  • A student cannot transfer all or part of his or her tax credit for tuition or examination fees to his or her spouse. However, a student can transfer the unused portion of his or her non-refundable tax credits to his or her spouse. For more information, see the instructions for line 431.

How to claim this amount

The student must complete Schedule T to calculate the amount that can be transferred to you and to designate you as the person who can claim the amount. The student must enclose Schedule T with his or her return.

You must complete Part D of Schedule A and enter on line 65 of that schedule the amount transferred to you. Do not enclose a copy of Schedule T with your return, as it must be enclosed with the student's return only.

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