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how to get help from CROUS


The student grant is awarded to students who meet the conditions for obtaining it to help them pursue their higher education.

The higher education scholarship on social criteria (BCS) is granted to students who have financial difficulties in pursuing their higher education. In order to benefit from the higher education grant based on social criteria, students must fulfill the conditions for obtaining as a certain cap on the overall gross income of the student’s parents. Charge points, calculated on the basis of the number of tax dependent children and the distance between the place of study and home, apply for calculate the resource cap.

How to complete your student social file?

To apply for a student grant, you had to complete a student social file before May 15. This process must be carried out during a first request, but also in the event of renewal. It can be done online at www.messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr. Two documents will be required: the parents’ tax opinion, and the INE student number. Once the request has been made, the scholarship candidate receives a file number which allows him to follow the progress of the procedure.

The response from the Crous generally comes within 30 days. Sent before confirmation of your registration in an establishment, the notification of scholarship agreement does not constitute a promise of payment. The latter is conditional on effective registration in the establishment. The notification must be presented to the school’s education department at the time of registration, in particular to allow exemption from payment of registration fees and the student and campus life contribution (CVEC). Between June and October, your future higher education institution confirms your registration with the Crous.

What income for the scholarship? The conditions of the student grant

As discussed earlier, the student grant is awarded based on the overall gross income of the student’s parents. In addition, charge points (calculated on the basis of the number of dependent children and the distance between the place of study and home) apply to calculate the resource ceiling: 2 points per dependent child , 4 points for student children, and 1 or 2 points depending on the distance between the place of study and the family home. If the file has no charging point, you must not earn more than 33,100 euros to benefit from the first level of scholarship, set at 1,042 euros. This limit can however be pushed to 95,610 euros of overall gross income if the household has 17 charging points.

To benefit from the largest scholarship amount, the income must not exceed 250 euros without charging points and 4,500 euros with 17 charging points.

For the request concerning the 2022-2023 academic year, it is the income for the year 2020 (tax notice of 2021) that is taken into account.

What are the student grant income limits?

Scale of resources for the student grant (academic year 2022-2023)
Charging points Echelon 0 bis 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 student scholarship simulation?

To carry out a student scholarship simulation, use the official tools. During the simulation, several pieces of information must be filled in: the income appearing on the tax notice of the student’s family, the number of brothers and sisters of the scholarship candidate, the number of brothers and sisters following higher education, as well as the distance between the family home and the establishment.

What is the amount of the student grant?

The amount of the student grant varies according to the level, which itself depends on the number of charging points, 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 attached to the tax household). Here are the indicative amounts for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Type of scholarship Annual amount over 10 months Amount for students benefiting from the maintenance of the grant during the long holidays
Echelon 0 bis €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

What day is the scholarship paid out? Payment date

Since the start of the 2018 academic year, the payment of the student grant is made before the 5th of each month. From this date, it takes between 5 and 10 days, depending on the processing times of the bank, for the payment to be effective. This aid is paid in 10 monthly instalments. Under certain conditions, however, it is possible to receive 12 transfers in order to also cover the summer holidays. It should be noted that the scholarship can only be received for 7 years, and that its payment depends on the progression of studies, attendance at exams and regular attendance at the student’s courses.

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