Payment of financial aid may have been stopped because you have not submitted a certificate of attendance and/or a transcript of records. You must submit a certificate of attendance to Kela at the beginning of each academic year. A transcript of records must be submitted in October-November of every year. When you provide these two documents, payment of financial aid to you can be resumed as long as you still meet the qualifying conditions.
You can apply for financial aid once you have a certificate of admission from your school. Applications for financial aid for a period of study abroad can be submitted conveniently through Kela's online customer service (in Finnish and Swedish only). Log in using your bank ID or a mobile ID. Alternatively you can submit an application for financial aid for those completing a degree abroad (OT 3e).
Yes, they can, but a power of attorney or authorisation is required.
If you are under 18 years of age, you can either apply for financial aid yourself or your legal guardian can do it on your behalf. You can also complete and sign the application together. However, your legal guardian cannot file an online application through Kela’s online customer service on your behalf.
You can get financial aid for periods of training and study exchange that count towards your degree. Notify Kela through the online customer service system or by using the notification of changes form (OT 15e). In the case of a period of study exchange, training or internship, you must attach a certificate about it.