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You can get financial aid for studies at an upper secondary school, a vocational school or an institution of higher education.


Financial aid is available from Kela for post-comprehensive school education.

While you are in school, you may be eligible for

Student financial aid is available for full-time post-comprehensive school studies lasting at least two months at an upper secondary school, folk high school, vocational school or institution of higher education. Financial aid is also available for studies abroad.

The amount of financial aid depends on the type of school, your age and marital status, your mode of accommodation and, in higher education, the date you started your studies. It is also affected by your income and sometimes also by your parents' and your spouse's income.

After you have graduated, you may be eligible for

By completing a degree, you earn credits towards earnings-related pension, which will become payable when you retire.

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Last modified 02/07/2015
Updated 22/10/2012