Home Schooling

Again to highschool and college: what assist is accessible?

Financial aid for training

Various grants may be made available to you to enable you to meet the costs of studying and living at school.

The exclusive bonus for the beginning of the academic year 2022

As part of a series of measures voted into the Purchasing Power Parity Emergency Measures and Finance Law Amendment Act 2022, it was decided that a An exclusive back-to-school bonus will be paid on September 15, 2022 to the following people:

  • Those that concern social minimums (for example: RSA, AAH, Aspa…), housing allowance and for scholarship holders : this bonus will be €100 per household (+ €50 per child).
  • These, who are above the social minimums and who receive an activity bonus : an additional extraordinary payment is planned for the beginning of the academic year in addition to the 4% increase in the activity bonus already made on 1er July.

If you qualify for this exclusive bonus, payment will be made automatically from the organization on which your social minimums depend (e.g. Family Allowance Fund or Pôle Emploi).

Back to School Assistance (Ars)

Available for all levels of education, Back to School Allowance (Ars) is a grant paid by CAF or MSA. This financial assistance allows families with at least one school-age child 6 to 18 years (for the start of the 2022 school year, the child must have been born between September 16, 2004 and December 31, 2016), to finance part of the costs associated with the start of the school year, such as the purchase of school supplies.

It’s Ars depends on resource cap varies depending on the number of dependent children. For the beginning of the 2022 school year, these are your resources for 2020 which are for reference:

Resource caps for 2020*, based on marital status as of July 31, 2022

Number of dependent children



25,370 euros


31,225 euros


37,080 euros

For an additional child

5855 euros

* Note that if your resources slightly exceed the caps, you may be paid a differentiated back-to-school allowance. It is also calculated based on your income.

Source: caf.fr

The size of Ars depends on the age of the child and is for back to school 2022 on :

  • 376.98 euros (for a child aged 6-10, born from 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2016)
  • 397.78 euros (for a child aged 11-14, born from 01.01.2008 to 31.12.2011)
  • 411.56 euros (for a child aged 15-18, born from 16.09.2004 to 31.12.2007).

source: caf.fr

Target support systems

Part of the aid is distributed according to the level of education: primary, secondary or high school. This can be financial assistance at the national level (scholarships from colleges or high schools, bonuses, etc.) or local (within the region or department).

Find help by education level

School meal assistance

For parents, the costs associated with their children’s school chair can represent a significant budget. Did you know that there are various aids in this field?

To find out in more detail the conditions for taking advantage of it, you can take a look at our article: School meals: what help can you get?

Assistance with registration for sports activities

Are you a parent of a child or student and want to enroll them in sports for the 2022-2023 season?

Know that you may benefit from Sports pass ! This is an allowance of €50 (of an eligible child/young adult) to fund all or part of a child/student’s registration in an eligible sports facility.

To find out more about this grant, visit the Ministry of Sports website.

Tax credit for school fees for dependent children

As part of family-related tax relief, you can claim, under certain conditions, a reduction in income tax if your child attends college, high school or pursues higher education.

The amount of the tax reduction varies depending on the level of education
School level Discount amount per child
A college student €61
High school student €153
Postgraduate studies 183 euros

Learn more about tax relief for children’s education expenses

Tax credit for hiring a home employee

If you plan tohire a home tutor to help your children, know that you can take advantage of a tax credit for your education costs.

The amount of the tax relief is equal to 50% of the expenses incurred within the limit of 12,000 euros, possibly increased. Note that online tutoring courses are not eligible for the scheme.

Learn more about the work-from-home tax credit

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