Heating cost subsidy for BAföG recipients is planned


BAföG recipients are to be supported with a one-off heating cost subsidy.

The Federal Government is planning a one-off heating cost subsidy of 115 euros for students who (have) received BAföG.

The most important facts:

  • The subsidy is to be 115 euros. It can only be applied for and paid out once.

  • Students who have received BAföG for at least one month in the period from October 2021 to March 2022 and who do not live with their parents will be eligible.
    First, the Bundestag must pass the law.

  • How, when and where exactly the grant can be applied for is still unclear. If it has to be received by the Office for the Promotion of Education, we will inform you. We therefore advise against a hasty application.  

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has set up an FAQ page on the subject: