You can receive basic support for adult education
All students can receive basic support, and this is what most people call a student loan.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you may also receive a loan for tuition fees.
Part-time education means a reduced loan
How much loan and grant you can receive from Lånekassen depends on whether you are taking a full-time or part-time education, and when your are taking the education. We calculate your part-time percentage based on how many subjects you are attending and how many annual hours the subjects constitute.
If you are taking adult education and you have statutory rights as an adult, you may receive support for full-time education even if you are exempt from physical education.
Your school can help you calculate your part-time percentage.
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
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. It will take around seven months from the last time you received a student loan from us until you receive the first bill.