Additional loans for those above the age of 30
From the year you turn 30, you can borrow up to NOK 100,000 a year in addition to other loans and grants. The additional loan of 100,000 is only for students in vocational school, university or university college education. If you are taking upper secondary education, you can borrow up to NOK 50,000 a year. You must be 30 years of age no later than 31.12.2020 to be entitled to the additional loan in the academic year 2020–2021
If you are taking other educational programmes, or are not eligiblie for ordinary loans and grants from Lånekassen, you are not entitled to this loan.
The annual maximum amount applies for full-time education. If you study part-time, the amount is reduced. How much you receive when studying part-time depends on how many study credits or annual hours you take.
How much can you borrow in total?
The additional loan is limited to NOK 200,000 in total over several years for education at vocational schools, universities and university colleges, and NOK 100,000 in total for upper secondary education.
The loan may not be combined with additional loans for those with children.
The additional loan cannot be converted to a grant, with the exception of illness grant.
How to apply for an additional loan
There is no separate application for additional loans. When you apply for ordinary student loans and grants, you will be asked if you wish to apply for an additional loan.