You may borrow up to NOK 125,370
You may receive basic support of up to NOK 125,370 for the whole year.
- 40 per cent of the loan can be converted to a grant if you complete the school year.
- You do not receive a loan for tuition fees, but you can use the basic support to pay for the folk high school stay.
Loans and grants for attending folk high school
What is basic support and what can you use it for?
All students can receive basic support, and this is what most people call a student loan. You can use the basic support to pay for the folk high school stay and any travel, but if the price is higher than the basic support, you must cover the rest yourself.
The loan is free of interest for as long as you are receiving loans for full-time education
In order for the loan to be free of interest and instalments, you must be taking a student loan for full-time education. When you no longer receive a student loan or go from full- to part-time studies, interest will accrue on the loan and you must start repayments.
When to apply
You must have a study place before applying, and you may apply no earlier then mid-May. The final deadline for applying is
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester
Assessment time for applications
We process most applications within 24 hours, but more complex cases can take a long time to process. In any case, it is a good idea to apply as soon as you have been given a school place. Once you have shown up at school, the school will let us know. After that, it takes a few days before you have money in your account.