News from Kela!
New students should apply for student financial aid and general housing allowance in time. Student financial aid and housing allowance are applied for on separate applications.New students can apply for student financial aid when the place of study has been confirmed. If you have to separately accept the place of study, you should apply for student financial aid as soon as you have accepted the place of study.
Students should apply for housing allowance as soon as they have entered into a rental agreement and have information about their income, housing costs and other living circumstances.
With the help of Kela’s calculators (www.kela.fi/laskurit (in Finnish) or www.fpa.fi/berakningar (in Swedish)) students can estimate what type of benefit they can receive and the amount of the benefit.
Both student financial aid and housing allowance can be applied for via Kela’s online customer service at www.kela.fi/asiointi (in Finnish) or www.fpa.fi/etjanst (in Swedish). Also supporting documentation can be sent online.
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