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How can I withdraw funds from my RESP for educational purposes?

RESP Withdrawals can only be made at a TD Canada Trust Branch after you've met with a financial advisor.

Here's what you need to do next:

  1. Book an appointment with a Financial Advisor

  2. Have a look at below at which documents you'll need for your appointment

PROOF OF ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES

Below is a guide to help you identify the documentation you need  when requesting a RESP withdrawal at your local TD Canada Trust branch. Please note that there are several types of documents that are acceptable as valid proof of enrollment.

To proceed with a withdrawal for a beneficiary who is pursuing a post-secondary education at a certified post-secondary institutioni, the proof of enrollment document(s) you submit will be considered valid for 6 months from the date it was issued.

If you submit incorrect/invalid proof of enrollment document(s), your RESP withdrawal may be delayed or not made.

Document Type

Requirements to be Valid

A paid invoice or confirmation of payment for tuition

  • Be sent from the Officer of the Registrar or printed from the school's official website. If from a website, the school's internet address must be clearly indicated.
  • Clearly display the school's name/logo.
  • Specify the tuition amount.
  • State the student's full name, as per the RESP plan.
  • Cleary display the term that the student is enrolled/paying for.
  • Clearly indicate payment due date and date of receipt.

Timetable

  • Be sent from the Officer of the Registrar or printed from the school's official website. If from a website, the school's internet address must be clearly indicated.
  • State the student's full name, as per the RESP plan.
  • Clearly display the school's name/logo.
  • Clearly indicate the semester of study (must be within 6 months).
  • Indicate the courses or program being studied.

Proof of Enrollment Letter from the Office of the Registrar

  • Be on the school’s letterhead.
  • Be signed or certified by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Clearly state the student’s full name as per RESP plan.
  • Clearly indicate the semester of study or start and end dates.
  • Clearly state that the student is enrolled/registered at the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: One or more documents may be necessary to meet the requirements listed above.

INVALID PROOF OF ENROLLMENT

The following documents cannot be used as valid proof of enrollment document(s) when requesting a RESP withdrawal at a TD Canada Trust branch. Invalid documents include, but are not limited to, the following:

Document Type

Not Valid Because

Letters of Acceptance/Offers of Admission

  • Does not prove acceptance of the offer.
  • Does not prove enrollment or registration. Has to state student is enrolled or registered.

Tuition fee breakdown

  • Lists all the courses and tuition fees associated with a particular field, but does not confirm the number of courses the student is enrolled in.
  • Does not show a credit towards the tuition, simply an overall breakdown of what the fees are made up of.

Student cards

  • Does not verify the current year/ semester of enrollment and/or currently registered in program.

E-mails

  • E-mails of any sort (including e-mails from the school) are not considered official documentation, even if enrollment if confirmed. They are difficult to authenticate and are not secure.

Invoices/receipts for “non-tuition” expenses or registration deposits/ feesii.

  • Does not prove current enrollment and program details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i This must be listed with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on the approved list of designated educational institutions or must be listed on the certified institutions list.

 ii Students may claim for any educationrelated expense; however, receipts for books, rent, registration deposits, etc., do not constitute proof of enrollment in accordance with ESDC guidelines.

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