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Collection of healthcare fee for higher education students

Students attending a traditional university or a university of applied sciences must pay a healthcare fee to Kela.

If you do not pay the healthcare fee by the due date, the fee is referred to Kela’s Overpayment Recovery Centre for collection and a fixed late-payment charge will be added to it. Kela will send you one payment reminder about the healthcare fee.

When you pay a healthcare fee that has been referred to collection, you should use the data on the credit transfer slip enclosed with the payment reminder.  

If you do not pay the healthcare fee after you have been reminded of it, Kela may deduct the fee and the late-payment charge from your study grant without your consent.

If the fee has not been paid and it cannot be deducted from the study grant, Kela will refer the healthcare fee to collection through an enforcement order.

If you do not agree that you have a liability to pay the fee, you can ask Kela to issue a payment outstanding notice. The decision can be appealed through a rectification request.

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