Renewed extension of the BAföG maximum funding period!

Due to the corona-related restrictions at the universities, the maximum funding period will be extended by two semesters for all students in Hessen whose maximum funding period ends in March 2020 or later and who were enrolled in the summer semester 2020 (at least in the 1st semester). Students who only began their studies in the winter semester 2020/2021 benefit from an extension of the maximum funding period by one semester.

Also, the performance record with the usual achievements at the end of the 4th semester, which is required for funding from the 5th semester, is now due one or two semesters later. In the case of a change of subject, the summer semester 2020 and/or the winter semester 2020/2021 are not taken into account when counting the subject semesters.

The extension of the maximum funding period is automatically taken into account by the Office for Student Financial Aid when processing a first or repeat application. However, all students whose grant period is about to end should submit a repeat application quickly!

Do you have questions about BAföG in times of the Corona Pandemic? You can get detailed answers under the following link: www.bafö

BAföG - the most favourable study financing

The Grants Department of the Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main is responsible for the procedure of the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG).

In accordance with this law’s provisions, students who cannot afford their living and education otherwise have a legal claim of receiving BAfoeG for education purposes based on tendency, suitability and performance.

Personal advising and wide-ranging information is available at the Office for Educational Support (Amt für Ausbildungsförderung) within its office hours.

Visiting address:
Sozialzentrum, EG
Bockenheimer Landstraße 133
60325 Frankfurt

In case general questions about BAföG occur, please contact the toll-free BAföG hotline: 0800-223 63 41 (hotline of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

The Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main is the responsible Office for Educational Support for students of the following universities.

Pupils and trainees of evening classes, colleges, professional schools and academies can find their responsible office here.

As of now, the Office for Educational Support of the Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main is not responsible for students who want to attend a state-approved training institution for psychotherapy or child and youth psychotherapy. Local Grant Departments are now responsible for these, following § 45 Abs.1 BAfoeG.
You can find your responsible local Office for Educational Support here.

Further useful tips: 
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
sozialhilfe24 (additional information from the social welfare sector)