As the start of the school year quickly approaches, L’Indépendant invites you to discover the help available to cover the costs associated with your children’s education.
Various grants may be made available to you to enable you to meet the costs of studying and living at school.
An exclusive back-to-school bonus
A an exclusive back-to-school bonus will be paid on September 15th 2022 to the following people:
- Those that affect social minimums (for example: RSA, AAH, Aspa…), housing allowance and for students with a scholarship: this bonus will be €100 per household (+ €50 per child).
- Those who are above the social minimum and receive an activity bonus: an additional extraordinary payment is planned for the beginning of the school year in addition to the 4% increase in the activity bonus that was already made on July 1.
If you are eligible for this exceptional bonus, the payment will be made automatically by the organization on which your social minimums depend (eg your family benefits fund or Pôle emploi).
This exclusive bonus not to be confused withback-to-school allowance (ARS) paid in August. If you are eligible, you can therefore receive this assistance in addition to ARS.
For the canteen
Under certain conditions it is possible to take advantage ofvarious wage benefitsin whole or in part, the cost of feeding your child. In all cases, contact the social assistance service or the institution’s secretariat to obtain more accurate information.
Some establishments may apply partial coverage or a reduced rate based on the family factor.
There is also local assistance in several regions or departments through schools or family aid funds.
To take advantage of these local aids, you should contact the social worker of the college or high school or the secretary of the school institution or their family aid fund.
on social fund for chairs is an aid to colleges and high schools and allows exemption from part or even all half-board costs.
To learn about the terms and conditions of this assistance, please contact directly the administration of the establishment responsible for granting this type of assistance.
For practicing sports
Pass’Sport is an allowance of €50 (per eligible child/young adult) to fund all or part of a child/pupil’s registration at an eligible sports facility.
Can be attributed to a child:
- Born between 16 September 2004 and 31 December 2016 and using ARS (6 to 17 years)
- Born between 1 June 2002 and 31 December 2016 and using AEEH (6 to 19 years)
- Born between 16 September 1991 and 31 December 2006 and in receipt of AAH (ages 16 to 30).
Students up to the age of twenty-eight who can prove that they are beneficiaries of a social criterion scholarship in higher education for the academic year 2022-2023 are also concerned.
To find out more about this grant, visit the Ministry of Sports website.
In addition to Pass’Sport, many financial aids are offered by public actors to encourage individuals’ access to organized sports.
To find out if you can benefit from this help, go to the search engine on the site pass-sport.aides-territoires.
Reduction of tuition fee tax
Under certain conditions, you can claim a reduction in income tax if your child is attending college, high school or pursuing 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|
Tax credit for hiring a domestic worker
If you plan to hire someone at home to help or look after your children, be aware that you may be able to benefit from 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.
These activities related to the education of children are part of the services provided at home of a family or domestic nature, subject to tax credit, from the following list:
- school support
- cooking at home
- collection and delivery of ironed linen
- assistance for the elderly or disabled
- assisting the movement of people with mobility difficulties
- home maintenance and housework
- small gardening jobs
- small DIY services
- computer and internet support services.
Note that online tutoring courses are not eligible for this scheme.