A student scholarship is provided to students who meet the conditions for obtaining it, and thus helps them in their university studies.
The Social Criteria Undergraduate Scholarship (BCS) is awarded to students who have financial difficulties in pursuing higher education. In order for students to benefit from a grant for higher education based on social criteria, they must meet the conditions for obtaining as a certain ceiling of the total gross income of the student’s parents. Fee points, calculated on the basis of the number of dependent children and the distance between the place of study and residence, apply for calculate resource limit.
How to fill out your student social file?
If you want to apply for a student grant, you had to fill in the student social file by May 15. This process must be done during the first application, but also in case of renewal. This can be done online at www.messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr. Two documents will be required: parents’ tax statement and INE student number. After submitting the application, the applicant for the scholarship will receive a file number that will allow him to follow the progress of the procedure.
A response from Crous usually comes within 30 days. A notice of grant agreement sent prior to confirmation of your enrollment at the facility does not constitute a promise of payment. The latter is subject to effective registration in the establishment. Notification must be submitted to the school’s education department upon enrolment, especially for permission to be exempted from payment of registration fees and the Student and Campus Living Allowance (CVEC). From June to October, your future college will confirm your registration in Crous.
What scholarship income? Student grant conditions
As already mentioned, the student grant is allocated based on the total gross income of the student’s parents. In addition, accounting points are applied to the calculation of the resource ceiling (calculated on the basis of the number of dependent children and the distance between the place of study and residence): 2 points for a dependent child, 4 points for student children and 1 or 2 points depending on the distance between the place of study and family house. If the file does not have a charging point, you must not earn more than 33,100 euros to be able to take advantage of the first level of the scholarship, set at 1,042 euros. However, this limit can be shifted to 95,610 euros of total gross income if the household has 17 charging points.
To receive the largest amount of the scholarship, the income must not exceed 250 euros without charging points and 4,500 euros with 17 charging points.
For the application related to the academic year 2022-2023, the income for the year 2020 (tax assessment 2021) is taken into account.
What are the student grant income limits?
|Charging points||Echelon 0 bis||Echelon 1||Echelon 2||Echelon 3||Echelon 4||Echelon 5||Echelon 6||Echelon 7|
|0||33,100 euros||22,500 euros||18,190 euros||16,070 euros||13,990 euros||11,950 euros||7,540 euros||€250|
|1||36,760 euros||€25,000||20,210 euros||17,850 euros||15,540 euros||13,280 euros||8,370 euros||500 €|
|2||40,450 euros||27,500 euros||22,230 euros||19,640 euros||17,100 euros||14,600 euros||9,220 euros||€750|
|3||44,120 euros||30,000 euros||24,250 euros||21,430 euros||18,640 euros||15,920 euros||10,050 euros||€1,000|
|4||47,800 euros||32,500 euros||26,270 euros||23,210 euros||20,200 euros||17,250 euros||10,880 euros||1,250 euros|
|5||51,480 euros||35,010 euros||28,300 euros||€25,000||21,760 euros||18,580 euros||11,730 euros||€1,500|
|6||55,150 euros||37,510 euros||30,320 euros||26,770 euros||23,310 euros||19,910 euros||12,570 euros||1,750 euros|
|7||58,830 euros||40,010 euros||32,340 euros||28,560 euros||24,860 euros||21,240 euros||13,410 euros||€2,000|
|8||62,510 euros||42,510 euros||34,360 euros||30,350 euros||26,420 euros||22,560 euros||14,240 euros||2,250 euros|
|9||66,180 euros||45,000 euros||36,380 euros||32,130 euros||27,970 euros||23,890 euros||15,080 euros||€2,500|
|10||69,860 euros||47,510 euros||38,400 euros||33,920 euros||29,520 euros||25,220 euros||15,910 euros||€2,750|
|11||73,540 euros||50,010 euros||40,410 euros||35,710 euros||31,090 euros||26,540 euros||16,750 euros||€3,000|
|12||77,210 euros||52,500 euros||42,430 euros||37,490 euros||32,630 euros||27,870 euros||17,590 euros||3,250 euros|
|13||80,890 euros||55,000 euros||44,450 euros||39,280 euros||34,180 euros||29,200 euros||18,420 euros||€3,500|
|14||84,560 euros||57,520 euros||46,480 euros||41,050 euros||35,750 euros||30,530 euros||19,270 euros||3,750 euros|
|15||88,250 euros||60,010 euros||48,500 euros||42,840 euros||37,300 euros||31,860 euros||20,110 euros||€4,000|
|16||91,920 euros||62,510 euros||50,520 euros||44,630 euros||38,840 euros||33,190 euros||20,940 euros||4,250 euros|
|17||95,610 euros||65,010 euros||52,540 euros||46,410 euros||40,400 euros||34,510 euros||21,780 euros||4,500 euros|
Can we do a student scholarship simulation?
Use the official tools to simulate a student scholarship. During the simulation, it is necessary to fill in several data: the income shown on the student’s family tax assessment, the number of brothers and sisters of the scholarship applicant, the number of brothers and sisters after university education. 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 amount, 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 residence (parent’s residence for children connected to the tax household). Here are the approximate amounts for the academic year 2022-2023:
|Scholarship type||Annual amount for 10 months||Amount for students who benefit from maintaining the grant during the long holidays|
|Echelon 0 bis||1,084 euros||€1,301|
|Echelon 1||1,793 euros||2,152 euros|
|Echelon 2||2,701 euros||3,241 euros|
|Echelon 3||3,458 euros||4,150 euros|
|Echelon 4||4,217 euros||5,060 euros|
|Echelon 5||4,842 euros||5,810 euros|
|Echelon 6||5,136 euros||6,163 euros|
|Echelon 7||5,965 euros||7,158 euros|
What day is the scholarship paid? Date of payment
From the beginning of the 2018 academic year, the student grant is paid before the 5th of each month. From this date, it takes 5 to 10 days, depending on bank processing time, for the payment to be effective. This aid is paid in 10 monthly installments. However, under certain conditions it is possible to get 12 transfers to cover the summer holidays as well. It should be noted that the scholarship can only be received for 7 years and its payment depends on the student’s progress in studies, participation in exams and regular participation in courses.