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Now is the time to check your income and credits!


Have you already checked your income for 2018? Now is the time to do it.

If you have earned too much in relation to the number of months of student aid you have received, you can still return months of student aid until the end of May with no added interest. If Kela has to collect months of aid from you next year, interest will be added to the collected sum. You can check your income from your tax decision, for instance, and you can check the income limits of student aid here.

Check the credits you have earned in the autumn, too

You can return months of student aid received in the autumn term 2018 until the end of May, and months of aid received in the spring term 2019 until the end of August. Now is the time to check your study progress from the autumn – and remember to take the minimum requirement of 20 credits into account!

If you are returning student aid, do so by 31 May 2019!

You do not need to return general housing allowance

You do not need to return general housing allowance, which is determined based on the average income you have reported. This means that the income limits that are valid for student aid do not concern general housing allowance. The two benefits are not linked to each other. However, you should check your general housing allowance if your income changes.

Further information on returning student aid is available on Kela’s website.

Hannele Kirveskoski
Specialist (subsistence, housing, equality)
050 543 9608