Compensation for loss of grant
Are you falling behind with your studies and can you only get a loan because of this? Then you can get a compensation for the loss of your .
- You are studying at MBO, HBO or university.
- Your last month of basic grant or supplementary grant is in the period June 2020 up to and including August 2023.
You will receive the compensation on a one-off basis. The amount depends on your grant.
|Your grant||Your compensation|
|MBO basic grant|
|MBO supplementary grant|
|MBO basic grant and supplementary grant|
|HBO or university supplementary grant|
We will wait till your supplementary grant has been calculated. Are you entitled to the supplementary grant? Then the compensation will be paid to you afterwards. The amount for the basic grant (only MBO), however, will be paid to you straight away.
Do you want to speed up the process of calculating your supplementary grant? Use the tool (in Dutch only) to see what you can do.
Notice and payment
You don't need to apply for the compensation. If you qualify for it, DUO will send you a notice automatically.
|Last month of grant||Notice||Payment|
|June 2020 - September 2020||September 2020||15 September 2020|
|October 2020 - April 2021||17 June 2021||2 July 2021|
|May 2021 - July 2021||8 September 2021||1 October 2021|
|August 2021 - October 2021||8 December 2021||24 December 2021|
Should you have had a notice, according to the table? Please contact us.
Register your new address in Mijn DUO. Also install and activate the DigiD app Link opent externe pagina before you leave the country. Then you are able to log in to Mijn DUO everywhere and will not miss the notice.
Do you not have student finance and does DUO not have your address? Then make sure that you inform your municipality Link opent externe pagina of your address abroad before you leave the country.
Did you get your last month of grant in the period from June up to and including September 2020? Then you already received the compensation in September.
Did you get your last month of grant in the period from October 2020 up to and including April 2021? Then you will receive a notice at the end of June. You will receive the compensation on 2 July.
If you got your last month of grant after April 2021, then you will receive the money later. We will state the payment dates here, as soon as we know them.
You will receive the compensation on the same bank account number as your student finance. If you would like to change this, you can do so in Mijn DUO, under 'Mijn gegevens'.
The compensation cannot be offset against debts. Do you want to use the compensation to pay your debt? Then you can transfer the money yourself.
The compensation is a gift. You don't have to pay it back.