Electricity grant

The Storting has adopted a new electricity grant of NOK 1,500 for students who have electricity expenses in autumn 2022. You cannot apply yet. Those who may be entitled to the grant, will receive an e-mail from us.

Application deadline: 15 January 2023

You cannot apply for electricity grants yet. Those who may be entitled to the grant, will receive an email by 15 December.

Electricity grant for the 2022 spring semester

The electricity grant is NOK 1,500. It is available to students and pupils who pay for electricity during the 2022 autumn semester and who receive support from Lånekassen during the same period.

By autumn semester 2022, we mean the period from 16 August 2022 to 15 January 2023. The grant is disbursed once, it is not a monthly payment.

The grant is in addition to the ordinary electricity support that everyone with electricity expenses receives. Pupils at folk high schools are therefore not entitled to the grant.

You need to pay electricity separately to rent

Both students and pupils in Norway and abroad may be eligible for a grant. Part-time time students may apply for the grant.

Those whose electricity is included in their rent will not be eligible for the grant.

You may be eligible for the grant regardless of how much you pay for electricity

How much your electricity costs have increased does not matter. You may be eligible for the grant regardless of how much you pay. Further, it is not a requirement that you pay for electricity for the entire period from 16 August 2022 to 15 January 2023. It is sufficient that you, for example, have paid for electricity for one month only.

You can still receive the grant if you split electricity costs with someone else

The electricity supply contract does not need to be in your name, as long as you too contribute to paying the electricity bill.

If you are splitting the electricity costs with others, you still pay for electricity. However, if your rent has increased due to increased electricity prices, you are not eligible to the grant.

How much you earn and any assets you have will also not affect your eligibility for the electricity grant.

You can be asked to submit documentation

The documentation must confirm that you have had electricity expenses and that these were not included in your rent. You may then, for example, submit:
  • photograph or copy of an electricity invoice in your name
  • confirmation from your landlord that electricity costs are not included in your rent
  • tenancy agreement showing that electricity costs are not included in your rent

Criteria for the electricity grant

In the application, you need to confirm that you understand and meet the criteria for the grant. We refer to this as submitting a self-declaration. You do not need to submit any documentation when applying, but you may be asked to submit documentation later.

We will not check whether you are eligible for the electricity grant when we consider the application and disburse the grant. This means that we will give you the electricity grant based on the self-declaration submitted as part of your application. 

Students must meet the following criteria

Only students who are 18 years of age or older and who receive support from Lånekassen during the 2022 autumn semester can apply for the electricity grant.

In order to be eligible for the grant, you also need to meet the following three criteria 

  • pay for electricity in addition to rent for all or parts of the period from 16 August 2022 to 15 January 2023
  • in receipt of loans/grants from Lånekassen in the period you pay for electricity.
  • live away from home

Living away from home means that you do not live with your parents. If you are married or you have children that live with you, we regard you as living away from home even if you live with your parents.

Pupils with statutory rights as a young person must meet these criteria

Only pupils who are 18 years of age or older and who receive a loan during autumn 2022 pursuant to Section 67 of the regulations concerning educational support from Lånekassen are eligible to apply.

In order to be eligible for the grant, you also need to meet the following three criteria 

  • pay for electricity in addition to rent for all or parts of the period from 16 August 2022 to 15 January 2023
  • in receipt of a loan from Lånekassen in the period you pay for electricity
  • live away from home

Living away from home means that you do not live with your parents. If you are married or you have children that live with you, we regard you as living away from home even if you live with your parents.

How to apply for the electricity grant

Anyone who is eligible for the grant will receive an e-mail from us when they are able to apply.

You need to log in to lanekassen.no to apply. In the application on Dine sider you will be presented with information about the criteria you need to meet in order to apply. In the application, you need to confirm that you understand and meet the criteria for the grant. We refer to this as submitting a self-declaration.

We will not check whether you are eligible for the electricity grant when we consider the application and disburse the grant. This means that we will give you the electricity grant based on the self-declaration submitted as part of your application.

You need to sign the agreement to receive the grant 

You will receive a decision immediately after applying. In order for the money to be disbursed, you need to sign a support agreement.

It will take 2-3 days from the time at which we disburse the money until it clears in your account.

If it transpires that you are not eligible for the grant

After having applied and received the grant, you may be asked to document that you were eligible. If it turns out that you were not eligible for the grant, the full amount of NOK 1,500 will be converted to a loan that must be repaid in accordance with the ordinary terms for the repayment of student loans.

The application deadline is 15 January 2023