There is still time to pay the student healthcare fee – about 10,000 students have yet to pay

The deadline for higher education students to pay the student healthcare fee for the spring term 2022 expired on 31 January 2022. However, there is still time to pay the fee. The information needed to make the payment can be found in the past due notice. Unpaid healthcare fees will be referred to the enforcement authority for collection after Easter.

In February, Kela sent a past due notice to students who failed to pay the healthcare fee for students in higher education by the deadline. The due date was 31 January 2022 for students who registered as attending for the spring term by 31 January 2022.

In order to avoid collection by enforcement, the student must pay the healthcare fee immediately, using the payment details in the past due notice. Students who have misplaced the past due notice can look up the payment details in the OmaKela e-service.

Students who have not paid the healthcare fee can look up information on the fee 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.

Unpaid fees will be referred to collection after Easter

If a student has not paid the healthcare even after having been reminded of it and it has not been possible to deduct the fee from the study grant for April, the fee will be referred to the enforcement authorities for collection.

More than 250,000 students, a clear majority, have paid the fee. Kela’s records show that about 10,000 fees currently remain unpaid.

The healthcare fee that higher education students must pay to Kela covers all of the services available from the Finnish Student Health Service. There are no other fees for service or per-visit charges.

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