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Saturday, November 01, 2014

What is the Graduate Retention Program?

Saskatchewan is thriving and opportunities for graduates have never been brighter. The Graduate Retention Program rewards you for building your future in Saskatchewan by providing a refund up to $20,000 of tuition fees paid by eligible graduates who live in Saskatchewan and who file a Saskatchewan income tax return.

The Graduate Retention Program became effective January 1, 2008.

From 2000-2007, the Government of Saskatchewan had two previous graduate tax benefit programs for graduates from post-secondary programs.

Who is Eligible?

You are eligible if:

  • you graduated from an approved program after January 1, 2006;
  • you already live in Saskatchewan; or
  • you are moving to Saskatchewan. 

An approved program must:

  • be equivalent to at least six months of full-time study at an eligible institution;
  • result in a certificate, diploma, or undergraduate degree; or, 
  • provide journeypersons certification.

PLEASE NOTE: If you graduated in 2006 or 2007 with a certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree or journeypersons certificate and previously received the GTE, please ensure we have your most current address as we may need to contact you to gather additional information prior to issuing a GRP certificate.

How do I apply?

NOTE: If you wish to have a third party request information pertaining to your graduate tax benefit on your behalf, the following Consent to Release Information form must be completed and faxed or mailed to the Student Service Centre.

How do I claim my refund?

As an eligible graduate, you will be issued a GRP certificate by the Ministry of Advanced Education to submit along with the amount of tuition paid when filing your Saskatchewan income tax.

How will my tuition refund be calculated?

Your refund will be based on the actual tuition you paid as indicated on the T2202A tax receipts issued by your post-secondary institution - up to the maximum tuition refund amount you are eligible for based on your program.

For examples of unique situations (ie. more than one credential, more than one institution attended) see Scenarios or check out Frequently asked Questions and Answers, or contact us directly.

Calculate your potential GRP amount.
The calculator is for estimation purposes only and represents potential refund amounts you may be eligible for based on the information you have submitted.





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