Financing: Student financial aid spagettiateria

The resources for financial aid for students are determined in the national Budget, where appropriations for student financial aid expenditure belong under allocations for the Ministry of Education and Culture.

A total of EUR 618 million was budgeted for 2020, of which approximately EUR 448 million consists of study grant expenditure.

State student-related financial aid expenditure also includes housing supplements for students, state guarantees for student loans, school transport subsidies and costs incurred by subsidised meals for students in higher education institutions.

In 2020, a total 185 027 of students in higher education institutions  received study grants,  124 061 students at other educational institutions and 10 451 studied abroad.  Housing supplements granted to an total of  17 440 students and school transport subsidies to  56 197 students.

Contact information

Virpi Hiltunen, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Education and Culture, Nuoriso- ja liikuntapolitiikan osasto (NUOLI), Strategia- ja ohjausryhmä (SORY) 0295330110