BAföG & Financing Counseling of the Student Union
All students should have the opportunity to pursue their desired education and training, even if the financial means to do so are not sufficient. Therefore, the Federal Republic of Germany supports students and trainees with financial benefits under the Federal Training Assistance Act BAföG.
BAföG is the cheapest way to finance your studies. Whether with a part-time job, a second degree or studying with a child - even a small BAföG amount is worthwhile, for example, to be exempt from GEZ fees.
BAföG benefits are granted half as a subsidy and the other half as an interest-free loan - you therefore only have to pay back half of the money received after the end of your studies (i.e. a maximum of €10,010).
Where can I find information and advice?
Comprehensive information on how to apply and personal advice on BAföG is available from the Studierendenwerk Frankfurt.
Advice from the Frankfurt Student Union
In addition to BAföG, Studierendenwerk Frankfurt also provides advice on the following topics as part of its social and financial counseling services:
- Social benefits, scholarships and loans
- Jobbing and social security
- Employment and residence law
- Studying with children
- Studying with disabilities
- Studying internationally
- KFW loan
- MainSWerk student loan
- Emergency aid fund