Who can receive loans and grants for primary and secondary education?
Pupils of compulsory school age, i.e. those attending “regular” primary or secondary school are not eligible for support from Lånekassen. You must be entitled to primary and secondary education pursuant to Section 4A-1 of the Norwegian Education Act. This usually means that you are above compulsory school age but still require further primary and secondary education.
If you also have statutory rights as a young person, it means that you have a statutory right to upper secondary education but require further primary and secondary education in order to complete upper secondary education.
How much can I receive?
Pupils with statutory rights of young people receive loans and grants under the same rules as upper secondary education pupils with statutory rights of young people.
You will receive the lowest rate of the grant for course materials when you are a primary and secondary education pupil.
If you have been granted asylum in Norway, you may receive refugee grants for up to three years if you are undertaking primary and secondary education, depending on how long it took from asylum being granted until you started your education.
You cannot receive refugee grants if you live in a centre for asylum seekers.