We make education possible
Lånekassen is both a bank and a part of the welfare state. Since its inception, Lånekassen has provided support to pupils and students for the purpose of ensuring that all Norwegian citizens get access to education, regardless of background.
We will help make education possible for everyone
Our social responsibility is to administer the educational support schemes set out by the Norwegian parliament to ensure that they contribute
- to equal opportunities for education regardless of geographical location, age, gender, disability and economic and social circumstances
- to a secure society and trade and industry having access to a qualified workforce
- to ensuring that education takes place under satisfactory conditions that allow for effective studying
Lånekassen is a digital business
Since the 1980s, we have made investments in digitisation and mass management of applications to ensure effective administration of the educational support schemes. Today, pupils, students and repayers have a fully digital dialogue with Lånekassen. Three quarters of applications for support are processed without needing to be assessed by a human.
Thanks to the digital investment, a small organisation such as Lånekassen, with just over 300 permanent employees, is able to administer relationships with more than 1.1 million customers.