Transport driver

How much can you get?

You can receive

  • up to NOK 15,721 in basic support
  • up to NOK 107,364 in tuition fee loan

Bus driver or lorry driver

You may receive loans and grants if you train as a bus driver or lorry driver at a driving school approved by Lånekassen.

You can receive loans and grants for five weeks training as a transport driver

If you are only taking the basic training of 140 hours, you can receive basic support for five weeks. This comprises NOK 13,101 in total.

You can receive a loan and grant for an extra week if you take both the basic training and driver’s license

If you are taking both the basic training of 140 hours and a driver’s license in class C, CE or D, you can receive basic support for a total of six weeks. This comprises NOK 15,721 in total.

You are not entitled to loans and grants if you are only taking a driver’s license.

You may only receive a grant and loan for a driver’s license if you take it in connection with the basic training.

You must start or take the driver’s license within 12 months of the start of the basic training.

You may receive a tuition fees loan to cover the expenses of the course

You may borrow up to NOK 107,364 to cover expenses for tuition fees or course fees.

Apply when you have been accepted

You must have been accepted before you apply, and the funds will be disbursed when the school has confirmed that you have started the basic training. You must apply before you have completed the course. Exceptions apply if your course starts before 1 November and concludes after 15 November. In this case you must apply before 15 November. And if your course starts before 1 March and concludes after 15 March, you must apply before 15 March.

To the application

Do you have children?

You may receive extra
loans and grants
if you have or get children

If you have children while studying, you may be entitled to additional loans and grants.

Parental grant in the event of birth or adoption

If you have children while studying, your basic support and additional loan for school fees may be converted to a grant for up to 49 weeks.

Child grant

If you have children below the age of 16, you may qualify for an additional grant. If you have several children, you receive more in grants. The child grant is means tested, which means that the amount is reduced if the family has income or assets in excess of the limits stipulated in the regulations.

Additional loan

You may also borrow NOK 50,000 extra per year when you have children below the age of 16, with an upward limit of NOK 100,000 in total. Income and assets have no impact on whether you can receive an additional loan.

Read about children and childbirth

The loan must be repaid

Most of the loan must be repaid, but some may be converted to a grant.

You must repay the whole loan you have taken to pay the course fee, but up to 40 per cent of the basic support may be converted to a grant if you complete your education. Grants are funds you are not required to repay. In order to convert a loan to a grant you must have an income below the limits and live separately from your parents. If you live at home with your parents, loans are not converted to a grant.


The school must report that you have completed your education

When you have completed your education and been issued a driver’s license showing that you are a qualified transport driver, you need to notify your driving school so that they can let Lånekassen know that you have completed your education.

Conversion only takes place the year after you have completed your education

The loan is not converted to a grant until we have checked your income and assets. We only do this when your tax assessment is ready for the year or years in which you received a loan from us.

Income threshold

If you earn more than the income limit for education shorter than seven months, less will be converted into a grant.

More about income and assets

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