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Financing studies is a challenge for many students. What should you know about this topic? First of all, there are fees for the actual studies (administrative fee, student union, semester ticket, AStA). Then there are the living costs for rent, food, health insurance, books, etc., which can amount to between 600 and 1000 euros per month, depending on accommodation and needs.

Financing your studies

Most students finance their studies with several sources. BAföG benefits and jobbing are the main pillars here. Here is a brief overview of the different sources of funding:

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Studies at the University of Kassel can be funded according to the Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG). The BAföG office of the Studierendenwerk Kassel is responsible for this:

Student loans are disbursed regardless of income. The offers range from financing living expenses to financing bridging, interim and final phases. However, the financial burden during the repayment phase is often quite high. Here are the options: