Financial aid for students
The purpose of financial aid is to provide economic security for students. Financial aid is available in the form of:
- (available only to those who are studying and living abroad or in the Åland islands or are enrolled in a tuition-based programme at a folk high school or sports institute and living in the school dormitory).
Changes to the study grant and student loans
The Parliament has approved amendments to the Act on Student Financial Aid. The amount of the government guarantee for student loans will be increased and the number of disbursements of student loan funds will be changed. The provider supplement to the study grant will also be increased. The changes will take effect in stages during 2024.
The qualifying conditions for financial aid differ in higher education and in secondary education.