Back to university 2022/2023: costs and help

Although the costs for the start of the academic year 2022/2023 are marked by a sharp increase, several measures have been taken to partially offset this increase.

According to FAGE (Federation of General Student Associations), costs for the start of the 2022/2023 academic year have risen sharply by 7.38%. For a non-scholarship, it rises to 2,527 euros on average. For its part, the government has adopted several measures aimed at reducing costs for this beginning of the school year, especially for scholarship recipients.

Back-to-school costs skyrocket for students

According to the 20th edition of this indicator, this sharp increase can be explained by high inflation after the end of the health crisis. In its report, FAGE distinguishes between re-entry fees a student living expenseswhile both are increasing rapidly.

On average, re-entry fees are 13.02% higher than in 2021. which recorded a decrease of 0.96%.

Entrance fees to the university are different:

  • registration fees, teaching materials,
  • housing insurance costs,
  • complementary health,
  • student and campus life allowance (CVEC)…

Overall, according to FAGE, the initial costs for this start-up will reach an average cost of 1,307 euros instead of 1,136 euros in 2021.

Differences are observed between re-entry costs in the Ile de France and in the other regions, where increases are higher (+13.85% in the regions versus +11.82% in the Ile de France), especially for supplementary health insurance (+34.01 % versus + 28.08%)

Students: living expenses

Monthly living expenses increased by +1.92% compared to 2021 and reached an average cost per student of 1,219 euros. These costs mainly correspond to rent and fees, meals in the university restaurant, telephone and internet, transport, consumption and free time. The biggest increase concerns consumption, which increases by 6%.

Overall, housing remains the main item of student expenditure (57%), with major cities increasing by 2.04%. The following are foods that are burdened by inflation at the level of +6.7% on food products this year.

Measures to reduce the cost of returning to university

To compensate for these increases and the inflationary departure from the health and Ukrainian crises, the government adopted several measures in favor of the purchasing power of studentsaimed mainly at scholarship holders.

The tuition fees in higher education are frozen until the start of the 2022 academic year, for the fourth consecutive year. Scholarship students continue to be exempt from registration fees for university studies.

Beneficiaries of extraordinary aid €100

Exceptional solidarity aid of €100 will be paid at the beginning of the academic year to scholarship students based on social criteria, recipients of the annual Crous grant and recipients of the Personalized Housing Allowance (APL). This aid will be paid in September 2022 by the Caisses d’allocations familiales (CAF) to students using APL, regardless of whether they have a scholarship or not, then Crous will pay all other eligible students (scholarship holders or recipients of annual assistance not income not PLA) .

The amount of scholarships based on social criteria for the academic year 2022/2023 is increased by 4%.

The annual amount of the scholarship is included, depending on the level, between EUR 1,084 and EUR 7,158 (for students who benefit from maintaining their scholarship during the long university holidays). This scholarship is awarded to students whose families have low resources and according to the number of dependent children in the family and the distance between the place of residence and the place of study.

The scholarship application is submitted on the etudiant.gouv website every year before May 15 (for the following academic year. It can be used by almost 40% of students.

Additional student support

The €1 meal is maintained for scholarship holders for the entire academic year 2022-2023, as well as for students in a very precarious situation, which Crous identified as such. In addition, the social price of EUR 3.30 per meal for all other students is maintained.

Housing benefits are increasing 3.5% from 1ahem July 2022 (instead of 1ahem October).
Under resource conditions, a student can mine for housing assistance (APL, ALS or ALF) when he rents accommodation that does not belong to a relative (lessor without family ties). To see if he can get housing help, he can use the online simulator on the Caf website. The request for assistance will be addressed to the fund on which it depends.

on the Pass’Sport system is extended to scholarship students. Pass’Sport, which was introduced in 2021 and renewed in 2022, is a sports allowance for the return to school for the year 2022/2023 of 50 euros, which allows you to register in a structure entitled to the system and carry out a sporting activity. activity..

Hotline for students in serious financial problems also available:

0806000278 (open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Finally, remember this Citizen service missions are open to students and offer them the opportunity to earn and benefit from work experience. From July 1, 2022, the monthly allowance for the civil service increased from 580.62 euros to 600.94 euros.

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