Both as a new student and as an old stager, you sometimes wonder how to fund your studies in the future. The first thing to check is if you are entitled to BAföG. If that's the case, your financials are largely secured. If you are not entitled, the next place to go are your relatives. Your parents are usually obligated to pay alimony. Should you get neither alimony nor a scholarship, the only thing left is a bank credit and a student job. However, you can most likely get housing benefits for support.
New Düsseldorf tableOther than the year before, when students were left out, there are good news this time for all students who get alimony from their parents. The Düsseldorf table 2011, which was presented by the Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf (Higher Regional Court) on December 2nd, provides for a raise in monthly alimony for students living alone of 30€ to now 670€. This is the first raise in more than five years.
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