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Funding for training

Pupils who can demonstrate a need to do so will receive a grant which is granted as a non-repayable grant from the start of their training, but not for periods prior to application.

Training in general and vocational schools (from grade 10) and colleges is eligible.
The support for the attendance of secondary general education and some other schools presupposes that the trainee does not live with his/her parents and that the external accommodation is also necessary, especially since the school visited (or another comparable) school is not accessible from the parents' home.

Training at vocational academies cannot be promoted in Lower Saxony.

In the case of need, the amount of the support depends on the income and assets of the pupil and, since the support is generally family-dependent, on the income of the parents and the spouse or registered partner. Insofar as allowances laid down in the law are exceeded, this shall be counted against the respective requirement rate and shall reduce the amount of the subsidy accordingly.

Support is provided for subsistence and training (the so-called need). The BAföG provides for lump sums as a monthly requirement, the amount of which depends on the type of place of education and accommodation (with parents or living abroad). A childcare supplement may be granted for trainees with children under the age of ten.

An exact statement as to whether funding is to be expected under the BAföG and, if necessary, how much can only be made after a careful examination of all individual requirements by the competent authority.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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