Student parents in Norway disappointed by lack of increase in student support

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Student parents in Norway disappointed by lack of increase in student support

The Støre government has talked about introducing twelve months of student support for full-time students with children under 16, but the scheme has not materialized – and the students are disappointed.

The idea has been set forward in the Hurdal platform, and has been mentioned several times in the run-up to the state budget proposal, as Minister of Research and Higher Education Ola Borten Moe (SP) stated that there would be extra support for students with children, Khrono writes.

Nevertheless, it did not materialize in the government’s budget proposal for 2022 – causing the Norwegian Student Organization (NSO) to react strongly.

“This is an extra vulnerable group financially, and the government knows that. The Labor Party and the Center Party have given promises to students with children – but promises of money without money do not help. I had expected more,” NSO leader Tuva Todnem Lund noted.

Under the Solberg government, student support was stepped up from ten to eleven months, as it is today.

About every fourth student has children. For full-time students, the number is about one in ten. Students with children under the age of 16 can receive extra loans and scholarships from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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