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Information about student financial aid for the summer months

Kela informs:
Important information for students: Apply now for financial aid for the summer months

Students can get financial aid in the summer, provided that they will be studying during the summer months. Apply for student financial aid for the summer months online.

Financial aid is granted for example for lecture courses, set book exams, on-the-job-training or for working on your final project or thesis. Financial aid for the summer months is available in the form of study grant and government guarantee for student loans. Students who have been granted general housing allowance will continue to receive the allowance regardless of whether they are studying during the summer or not. Recipients of housing allowance must, however, remember to request a review of the allowance for example for summer earnings.

Students who will have no earnings during the summer and who are not entitled to student financial aid payment can look into whether they qualify for social assistance. Social assistance, or income support, is a last-resort form of financial assistance.

NB. Taking out financial aid for summer study counts against student’s total eligibility for financial aid, which is calculated in months. Any summer months for which a student receives financial aid are also taken into account when checking the student’s annual income and monitoring their academic progress.

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