When the basic grant returns in September next year, the amount students will receive will be higher than previously thought. Sources confirm after a report from the NOS that the monthly amount will be increased for students who live in rooms, because of the sky-high prices.
For the 2023/2024 academic year, an additional 165 euros per month will be added, on top of the 250 to 300 euros per month that the grant would amount to according to previous cabinet plans. The measure is worth half a billion euros.
The increase will be officially announced on Budget Day, next Tuesday, sources from The Hague confirm to NOS. The temporary increase is part of the purchasing power package that the cabinet is preparing for next year. An increase in the health care allowance would also apply to students.
The basic grant for students living at home will probably not be increased. The cabinet is of the opinion that parents of students living at home are sufficiently compensated with other measures, the broadcaster reports.
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