Students who take longer to complete their degree programme because of a disability are eligible for a longer student grant.
Basic grant for a further year
From September 2023, new students with a disability who are granted an extension, will be given an additional year basic grant instead of a loan.
Remission no longer possible
Now that the basic grant is returning, students with a disability no longer need to borrow extra during the extension. With this the remission of a part of the student debt also expires.
You can only get a remission if you have studied for at least 1 month under the student loan system.
Not yet finalized
The plans are not yet final as they still have to be approved by the Senate. That will probably happen in June.