Income and assets for upper secondary pupils

Sist oppdatert: 11.06.2018
Your parents' income and assets determine your entitlement to loans and grants.

When you are a pupil and have statutory rights as a young person and are taking upper secondary education and training, your loans and grants will be means tested. Means testing involves checking the income and assets of your parents, or other people who provide for you. This also applies after you have turned 18.

You can see which types of support are means tested below:

Support type

Means tested again parents' income and assets?

Basic grant

Yes, it is means tested

Loan

No, it is not means tested, but only eligible for pupils over 18 years.

Housing grant

No, it is not means tested

Equipment grant

No, it is not means tested

Travel grant

No, it is not means tested

Lånekassen receives information from the Tax Administration

Lånekassen automatically receives income and net assets information from the Tax Administration. We check your parents' general income and net assets. The number of siblings you have also affects how much you are entitled to.

Your own earned income or assets do not affect your entitlement to loans and grants. If you receive apprentice wages, social security benefits or a pension, this will affect how much you are entitled to.

Are your parents earning less now?

The tax information we receive is from 2016. If your parents are earning less now than they did then, Lånekassen can take this into account.

You must send us new information so we can recalculate their income. We need the following documentation:

  • a copy of their tax return for 2016 
  • copies of payslips, payment slips or other documents that show current income before tax for both your parents - you have to send enough documentation for us to calculate an average monthly income

The tax return for 2017 cannot be accepted as documentation of lower income.

Other changes

What has happened?

What do I need to do?

My parents earn more than they did in 2016.

You do not need to submit anything.

My parents' assets have increased since 2016.

You do not need to submit anything.

My parents have separated during the school year.

You must submit documentation, e.g. a copy of the separation decree if they are separated, information about who they live with now, and a copy of any child access agreement.

One of my parents has died during the school year.

You must send us an email, letter or fax informing us about this.