Unpaid healthcare fees for higher education students will be referred to the enforcement authority in the middle of December

The healthcare fee for higher education students for the autumn term 2021 should have been paid at the latest by 30 September 2021. Unpaid healthcare fees will be referred to the enforcement authority for collection in the middle of December.

At the end of October, Kela sent a past due notice to students who had not paid the student healthcare fee in time. The due date was 30 September 2021 for students who registered as attending for the autumn term by 30 September 2021.

If a student has not paid the healthcare fee even after having been reminded of it, and it has not been possible to deduct the fee from the study grant for December, the fee will be referred to the enforcement authority for collection. According to Kela’s current information, 7 500 fees will be referred to the enforcement authority.

In order to avoid collection by enforcement, the student must pay the healthcare fee immediately, using the payment details in the past due notice. If the student no longer has the past due notice that was sent by post to the home address, the payment details can be checked online in the OmaKela e-service.

If a student has not paid the healthcare fee, the fee is shown in OmaKela under Perinnät (Collections). If the fee has been paid, no fees subject to collection are shown there. Students can also check their online bank statements or transaction histories to see if the fee has been paid.

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