You can receive basic support for adult education
All students can receive basic support, and this is what most people call a student loan.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you may also receive a loan for tuition fees.
Part-time education means a reduced loan
How much loan and grant you can receive from Lånekassen depends on whether you are taking a full-time or part-time education, and when your are taking the education. We calculate your part-time percentage based on how many subjects you are attending and how many annual hours the subjects constitute.
If you are taking adult education, you may receive support for full-time education even if you are exempt from physical education.
Your school can help you calculate your part-time percentage.
You must have a study place before applying, and you may apply no earlier then mid-May. The final deadline for applying is
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester
The loan is free of interest for as long as you are receiving loans for full-time education
In order for the loan to be free of interest and instalments, you must be taking a student loan for full-time education. When you no longer receive a student loan or go from full- to part-time studies, interest will accrue on the loan and you must start repayments. It will take around seven months from the last time you received a student loan from us until you receive the first bill.