Additional loans for those above the age of 30
From the year you turn 30, you may borrow up to NOK 100,000 per year in addition to other loans and grants, if taking a vocational school, university or university college education. You must have turned 30 when the academic year starts that autumn or turn 30 the latest the 31. of December the same year. If you are taking upper secondary education, you may borrow up to NOK 50,000 per year.
If you are taking other educational programmes, 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.