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Cabinet decision: More student loans for more people

For years, fewer and fewer students, and students receive BAföG. With a new law, the Federal government intends to reverse this Trend. Although more money is av

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Cabinet decision: More student loans for more people

For years, fewer and fewer students, and students receive BAföG. With a new law, the Federal government intends to reverse this Trend. Although more money is available, the Reform is controversial.

The Federal government has decided to higher student performance. Students and pupils are to receive slightly more money. Also, in the future, more and more young people are to benefit from the state support. This provides for a bill by the Federal Cabinet on the way.

Minister of education, Anja Karliczek wants to create the BAföG, the "trend reversal".

For the Reform wants to spend the Federal government alone in this parliamentary term, more than 1.2 billion euros in addition. The maximum funding amount is expected to rise in two stages from 735 to 861 Euro. The were "a whopping 17 percent," said Federal education Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU). The housing Supplement for students who are not living with their parents, went up from 250 to 325 euros.

income limit will increase

wants the number of BAföG-recipients. The draft law provides higher exemption amounts for the income of the parents, which is crucial for the BAföG entitlement of the children. Is also facilitates the repayment of aid: the residual debt is to be adopted after 20 years, if someone could not pay back the money until then. BAföG is granted to students in half as a loan.

The number of recipients has been falling for years. In the year 2017, there was the government training aid for round of 557,000 students and approximately 225,000 students. In the coalition contract of CDU, CSU and SPD had agreed on a "trend reversal" by 2021. The Reform is expected to show effect in the second half of the year. The winter semester begins at colleges and universities.

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