Pupil in Norway
Most only receive a grant for course materials, but some also receive a housing grant and income-dependent grant.
Grants are not to be repaid
Grants are not the same as student loans, that students in university and university college education receive. Grants are funds you receive and are not required to repay.
The exception is if you receive more grant than you are entitled to. In this case, you must repay the excess. This may for example happen if you quit in the middle of the school year.
The grant for course materials shall contribute to cover your needs for equipment on the course you are taking, such as for example a PC of cookery clothing. How much you receive depends on the course you are taking. Everyone is entitled to the grant, but you must remember to apply.
There is also a grant for those who cannot live at home, have a long way to school or come from low-income families. You must meet certain conditions to receive such grants.
Statutory rights as a young person
Most of those taking ordinary upper secondary education after lower secondary school have statutory rights as a young person.
You must have a study place before applying. The same deadlines apply to all grants:
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester