On June 23, the 27th BAföG Amendment Act was passed in the Bundestag. A number of changes will come into force in the winter semester 2022/23, thanks to which BAföG recipients will receive more money in the future. The number of students entitled to BAföG will also increase.
With the law, support under BAföG is now to be opened up again to significantly broader sections of the population. The amendment provides for a 5.75 percent increase in the requirement rates due to the rising cost of living – originally, an increase of five percent was planned. The allowances for BAföG recipients are also now to rise by 20.75 percent instead of 20 percent. It is planned that the new regulations will come into force at the start of the winter semester 2022/23.
A concrete overview with the most important changes can be found on the info page of the DSW.
Those who have not previously received BAföG could now be eligible due to the increases from the winter semester 2022/2023: So try it out right away and apply for BAföG at www.bafoeg-digital.de!