Discount on course and tuition fees
Are you studying at VAVO (secondary education for adults), MBO, HBO or university? Then you can get a discount of 50% on your course or tuition fees.
The Eerste Kamer, part of Dutch parliament, will vote on this in May 2021. So this measure is not yet definite.
You are enrolled on a programme in the Netherlands.
The table states how much you are due to pay.
|You are due to pay|
|HBO and university|
|All first year students||€542|
|Second year students at a teacher course||€542|
|Students paying institutional fees||Amount tuition fees minus €1,084|
|MBO BOL all levels||€608|
|MBO BBL level 1 and 2||Amount course fees minus €126.50|
|MBO BBL level 3 and 4||Amount course fees minus €306|
|VAVO part-time||€0.39 per 45 minutes of education|
Students who experienced study delay in the academic year 2020-2021, have been compensated through other measures. For example the compensation for extra costs. You can get this compensation if you obtain your diploma in 2020-2021.
The discount doesn't affect the amount of your grant or loan. However, it does affect the tuition fees loan. Because you are due to pay lower tuition fees, the maximum amount of tuition fees loan is lower as well.