03. April 2020
We provide tips for students whose financial situation has worsened due to the Corona pandemic.
The current situation poses financial difficulties for many students: part-time jobs get cancelled or there is less parental support due to short-time work. Therefore, the Studentenwerk Leipzig recommends: Apply for BAföG now! Even students who were not previously entitled to BAföG or who were entitled to a small sum now have a better chance of receiving (more) BAföG.
TIP: Students who submit their application in April and are eligible for BAföG will receive the money from April onward.
For examples how to calculate your entitlement, see point 7 in the examples of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).