Scholarship

easy methods to get assist from CROUS


A student scholarship is awarded to students who meet the conditions for obtaining it in order to help them continue their higher education.

Scholarship for higher education according to social criteria (BCS) is awarded to students who have financial difficulties in continuing their higher education. To benefit from a grant for higher education based on social criteria, students must meet the conditions for obtaining as a certain limit on the total gross income of the student’s parents. Charge points, which are calculated based on the number of dependent children and the distance between the place of study and the home, are applied for calculate the resource limit.

How to fill out your student social file?

To apply for a student grant, you must have completed the student social file before May 15. This process must be carried out during the first request, but also in the case of renewal. This can be done online at www.messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr. Two documents will be required: the tax opinion of the parents and the student’s INE number. After submitting the application, the scholarship candidate receives a file number that allows him to follow the course of the procedure.

Crous’s response usually comes within 30 days. Sent before confirmation of your registration at the institution, the notice of grant agreement does not constitute a promise of payment. The latter is conditioned by effective registration in the institution. Notification must be provided to the school’s education department at the time of registration, specifically to allow exemption from registration fees and the Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC). In the period from June to October, your future higher education institution confirms your registration in Crous.

What scholarship income? Student grant conditions

As stated earlier, the student grant is awarded based on the total gross income of the student’s parents. In addition, charging points (calculated based on the number of dependent children and the distance between the place of study and home) are applied to calculate the upper limit of resources: 2 points per dependent child, 4 points for student children and 1 or 2 points depending on the distance between places studies and family home. If the file does not have a collection point, you must not earn more than 33,100 euros to use the first level of the scholarship, which is set at 1,042 euros. However, this limit can be moved to 95,610 euros of total gross income if the household has 17 chargers.

In order to obtain the maximum amount of the scholarship, the income must not exceed 250 euros without points and 4,500 euros with 17 points.

For the request related to the school year 2022-2023, the income for the year 2020 is taken into account (2021 tax notice).

What are the income limits for student scholarships?

Amount of funds for the student grant (academic year 2022-2023)
Charging points Echelon 0 encore Echelon 1 Echelon 2 Echelon 3 Echelon 4 Echelon 5 Echelon 6 Echelon 7
0 €33,100 €22,500 €18,190 €16,070 €13,990 €11,950 €7,540 250 €
1 €36,760 €25,000 €20,210 €17,850 €15,540 €13,280 €8,370 €500
2 €40,450 €27,500 €22,230 €19,640 €17,100 €14,600 €9,220 €750
3 €44,120 €30,000 €24,250 €21,430 €18,640 €15,920 €10,050 €1,000
4 €47,800 €32,500 €26,270 €23,210 €20,200 €17,250 €10,880 €1,250
5 €51,480 €35,010 €28,300 €25,000 €21,760 €18,580 €11,730 €1,500
6 €55,150 €37,510 €30,320 €26,770 €23,310 €19,910 €12,570 €1,750
7 €58,830 €40,010 €32,340 €28,560 €24,860 €21,240 €13,410 €2,000
8 €62,510 €42,510 €34,360 €30,350 €26,420 €22,560 €14,240 €2,250
9 €66,180 €45,000 €36,380 €32,130 €27,970 €23,890 €15,080 €2,500
10 €69,860 €47,510 €38,400 €33,920 €29,520 €25,220 €15,910 €2,750
11 €73,540 €50,010 €40,410 €35,710 €31,090 €26,540 €16,750 €3,000
12 €77,210 €52,500 €42,430 €37,490 €32,630 €27,870 €17,590 €3,250
13 €80,890 €55,000 €44,450 €39,280 €34,180 €29,200 €18,420 €3,500
14 €84,560 €57,520 €46,480 €41,050 €35,750 €30,530 €19,270 €3,750
15 €88,250 €60,010 €48,500 €42,840 €37,300 €31,860 €20,110 €4,000
16 €91,920 €62,510 €50,520 €44,630 €38,840 €33,190 €20,940 €4,250
17 €95,610 €65,010 €52,540 €46,410 €40,400 €34,510 €21,780 €4,500

Can we do a simulation of student scholarships?

Use the official tools to run the student scholarship simulation. During the simulation, it is necessary to fill in several data: the income on the tax return of the student’s family, the number of siblings of the scholarship candidate, the number of siblings after higher education, as well as the number of siblings of the scholarship candidate. distance between the family house and the facility.

What is the amount of the student grant?

The amount of the student grant varies depending on the level, which itself depends on the number of chargers, which are allocated according to the composition of the household and the distance between the place of study and the place of residence. (residence of parents for children related to the tax household). Here are the approximate amounts for the 2022-2023 school year.

Type of scholarship Annual amount over 10 months Amount for students who benefit from the grant maintenance during the long vacations
Echelon 0 encore €1,084 €1,301
Echelon 1 €1,793 €2,152
Echelon 2 €2,701 €3,241
Echelon 3 €3,458 €4,150
Echelon 4 €4,217 €5,060
Echelon 5 €4,842 €5,810
Echelon 6 €5,136 €6,163
Echelon 7 €5,965 €7,158

On what day is the scholarship paid? Date of payment

From the beginning of the 2018 school year, student grant payments are made before the 5th of the month. From this date, it takes between 5 and 10 days, depending on the bank’s processing time, for the payment to be effective. This assistance is paid in 10 monthly installments. Under certain conditions, however, it is possible to get 12 transfers to cover summer vacations as well. It should be noted that the scholarship can be obtained for only 7 years, and that its payment depends on the progress of studies, attendance of exams and regular attendance of students’ courses.

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