Support for financial emergencies

If you run into a financial emergency during your studies, there are several places that offer quick support – on campus in Frankfurt, Offenbach, Wiesbaden, Rüsselsheim or through other foundations. During your search for the right solution, we would like to advice you at the Advising Centre.

Contact points on campus

Loans

Students who involuntary run into a financial emergency can receive a loan. During personal advising, more detailed clarification is provided.

Emergency funds

The emergency fund is used to support short-term students in need. The economic emergency must have not been caused by the student’s gross negligence against himself or herself. More information on funding opportunities can be found at the Advising Centre.

Refund of the RMV semester ticket

Students with low income can apply for a refund of the RMV semester ticket.

Address: Advising Centre, Campus Westend

Emergency funds

Foreign students who have a financial emergency can discuss their opportunities of financial support at the higher education associations.

Address:

Silostr. 7, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

or

Roncalli - Haus
Friedrichstr. 26-28
65185 Wiesbaden

Contact points in Frankfurt

Housing subsidy

Students who are not entitled to BAföG may apply for rental subsidy, the so-called “housing subsidy”, at the Agency for Housing.
Address: Adickesallee 67-69, 60322 Frankfurt am Main

Advance maintenance payment

Single parents can receive compensation in accordance with the Law on Advance Maintenance Payment (UVG) in case of irregular child support payments.

Address: Youth & Social Services, Eschersheimer Landstr. 241-249, 60320 Frankfurt am Main

Unemployment benefit II (ALGII)

In case of hardship, unemployment benefit II (ALGII) can be granted as a loan (SGBII § 27 Abs. 4,1). Contact person is the job centre. The responsible job centre can be found through a postal code search on the homepage of “Rhein-Main Jobcenter GmbH”.

Frankfurt Pass

People with low income and initial residency in Frankfurt am Main can apply for the Frankfurt pass. This entitles you to various discounts such as low-priced VHS courses and discounted admission to municipal museums or local cinemas. Contact person is the social council of Frankfurt am Main.

Debt counselling

Debt counselling of Frankfurt am Main is divided into social council districts.

Debt and insolvency counselling of the Youth and Social Welfare Office
Responsible for: Am Buegel, Nordweststadt, Dornbusch, Sachsenhausen
Address: Eschersheimer Landstr. 241-249, 60320 Frankfurt am Main

Social debt counselling at Caritas
Responsible for: Gallus, Hoechst, Bockenheim
Address: Alte Mainzer Gasse 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Debt counselling for eastern Frankfurt
Responsible for: Bornheim, Bergen-Enkheim
Address: Arnsburger Str. 58a, 60385 Frankfurt am Main

Support for assured housing

If there are due rents and a threat of dismissal, the team supports you for “assured housing”.
Address: Social city hall Gallus, Rebstoecker Str. 8, 60326 Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Voemel’s Family Foundation
Financial support for family members who involuntary run into a financial emergency.

Von Schad’sche Foundation Frankfurt am Main
Granting of support during vocational training and for people in need, especially in Frankfurt am Main.

Anna Ruth’s Foundation
Supports in case of financial need. Students in need, postgraduates or young people during school or vocational training, irrespective of gender, race, religion or nationality, are supported.

Louis Marburg’sche Family Foundation
Help for people in need, especially by granting general support and support for vocational training.

Contact points in Offenbach

Housing subsidy

Students who are not entitled to BAföG may apply for rental subsidy, the so-called “housing subsidy”, at the Agency for Housing.

Address: Berliner Str. 100, 63065 Offenbach am Main

Advance maintenance payment

Single parents can receive compensation in accordance with the Law on Advance Maintenance Payment (UVG) in case of irregular child support payments.

Address: Youth Office, Berliner Str. 100, 63065 Offenbach am Main

Unemployment benefit II (ALGII)

In case of hardship, unemployment benefit II (ALGII) can be granted as a loan (SGBII § 27 Abs. 4,1). Contact person is the job centre. The responsible job centre can be found through a postal code search on the homepage of “Rhein-Main Jobcenter GmbH”.

Debt counselling

Debt Counselling Office Offenbach
Deaconal Centre Offenbach

Address: Arthur-Zitscher-Str. 13, 63065 Offenbach

Contact points in Rüsselsheim

Housing subsidy

Students who are not entitled to BAföG may apply for rental subsidy, the so-called “housing subsidy”, at the Agency for Housing.

Address: Mainstr. 7, 65428 Rüsselsheim

Unemployment benefit II (ALGII)

In case of hardship, unemployment benefit II (ALGII) can be granted as a loan (SGBII § 27 Abs. 4,1). Contact person is the job centre. The responsible job centre can be found through a postal code search on the homepage of “Rhein-Main Jobcenter GmbH”.

Debt counselling

Debt Counselling Office Rüsselsheim/Groß-Gerau

Address: Marktstr. 29, 65428 Rüsselsheim

Contact points in Wiesbaden

Housing subsidy

Students who are not entitled to BAföG may apply for rental subsidy, the so-called “housing subsidy”, at the Agency for Housing.

Address: Konradinerallee 11, 65189 Wiesbaden

Advance maintenance payment

Single parents can receive compensation in accordance with the Law on Advance Maintenance Payment (UVG) in case of irregular child support payments.

Address: Youth Office Wiesbaden, Konradinerallee 11, 65189 Wiesbaden

Unemployment benefit II (ALGII)

In case of hardship, unemployment benefit II (ALGII) can be granted as a loan (SGBII § 27 Abs. 4,1). Contact person is the job centre. The responsible job centre can be found through a postal code search on the homepage of “Rhein-Main Jobcenter GmbH”.

Debt counselling

Debt Counselling Office Wiesbaden
Caritas Association Wiesbaden-Rheingau-Taunus e. V. at Roncalli House
Friedrichstr. 26-28, 65185 Wiesbaden
Responsible for: Northern and southern city centre, Sonnenberg, Rambach, Rheingauviertel, Mainz-Kastel, Mainz-Kostheim, Auringen, Naurod, Medenbach, Breckenheim, Delkenheim and Nordenstadt

Deaconal Work Wiesbaden e.V.
Luisenstraße 26, 65185 Wiesbaden
Responsible for: Westend/Bleichstraße/Rheinstraße (only odd house numbers: 65-123), Bierstadt, Erbenheim, Hessloch, Kloppenheim, Igstadt and all other advice-seeking people without fixed abode.

Debt Counselling Office AGS – Committee of Schelmengraben
Hans-Böckler-Straße 5-7, 65199 Wiesbaden
Responsible for: Dotzheim, Frauenstein, Schierstein, Biebrich, Amöneburg, Klarenthal and Hollerborn

Debt Counselling Office KBS Children & Consultation Centre Sauerland
Föhrerstraße 72, 65199 Wiesbaden
Responsible for: Sauerland, Europaviertel and Waldstraße

Contact points in Geisenheim

Housing subsidy

Students from Geisenheim who are not entitled to BAföG may apply for rental subsidy, the so-called “housing subsidy”, at the Agency for Housing.

Address: Heimbacher Straße 7, 65307 Bad Schwalbach

Unemployment benefit II (ALGII)

In case of hardship, unemployment benefit II (ALGII) can be granted as a loan (SGBII § 27 Abs. 4,1). Contact person is the job centre. The responsible job centre can be found through a postal code search on the homepage of “Rhein-Main Jobcenter GmbH”.

Debt counselling

Caritas Association Mainz/ Debt counselling Bingen
Rochusstr. 8 , 55411 Bingen

Debt counselling at the Caritas Centre Debrel in Mainz
Aspelstr. 10 , 55118 Mainz

Debt counselling at the Caritas Association Wiesbaden-Rheingau-Taunus e.V.
Friedrichstr. 26-28, 65185 Wiesbaden