Students can get financial aid in the summer, provided that they will be studying during the summer months. Financial aid is granted for example for lecture courses, set book exams, on-the-job-training or for working on your final project or thesis.
Financial aid for the summer months is available in the form of study grant and government guarantee for student loans. Students who have been granted general housing allowance will continue to receive the allowance regardless of whether they are studying during the summer or not. Recipients of housing allowance must, however, remember to request a review of the allowance for example for summer earnings.
Students who will be studying in the summer should apply for financial aid now, so that the applications can be processed and decided on before the summer studies start. To students in higher education financial aid for the summer months is granted in accordance with application. Financial aid is granted for the specific period of time that the student has applied for.
Higher education students must keep in mind that taking out financial aid for summer study counts towards their total eligibility for financial aid, which is calculated in months. Any summer months for which a student receives financial aid are also taken into account when checking the student’s annual income and monitoring their academic progress.
Kela.fi, opens in new tab: Students – apply now for student financial aid for the summer months! (10.5.2019)