Your apprentice salary may affect the housing grant
The housing grant will be reduced if your apprenticeship salary is above the income limit. The limit for 2022–2023 is NOK 15 723 gross monthly earnings. In addition, you must meet at least one of the requirements below:
- The distance between parental home and your in-service training establishement is more than 40 kilometres, or
- You spend more than three hours per day travelling between your parents’ home and your in-service training establishement, or
- There are conditions that prevent you from living at home
These conditions must so severe that you will have problems completing your education if you have to live at home.
Apprentices are not entitled to grants for course materials
As an apprentice you no longer receive a grant for course materials, as you did when you attended upper secondary school.
Very few apprentices receive income-dependent grants
An income-dependent grant is a grant to pupils from low-income families. Among other things, the size of the grant you are entitled to depends on your apprenticeship salary. The limit to how high your apprenticeship salary can be and still receive an income-dependent grant is so low that very few apprentices qualify.
You receive payments for 11 months
Apprentices receive grants for 11 months per year, as opposed to pupils in ordinary upper secondary education who only receive grants for 10 months. You may receive a grant from August to June, but you must still remember to apply every year.
Most apprentices have statutory rights as a young person
It is not Lånekassen who determines whether you have statutory rights as a young person, we are informed of this by your county council. Read more about statutory rights as a young person.