The individual level of support is governed by needs and the student’s allowable income and assets and by the income of the student’s parents/marriage partner.
Educational support normally depends on the income of the parents/the marriage partner from the last but one calendar year. The current income can be used as the basis in special cases, if a request is made.
In special cases, BAföG can be granted without any reference to parents.
When calculating the assets, their value at the time of the application is relevant. The assets include current bank accounts, savings accounts, building savings accounts, securities, cars and investment funds. The assets allowance for students is 15.000 Euro. For students aged 30 and over, there is even an allowance of 45.000 Euro. If the assets are greater than the allowance, this amount will be included in the calculations.
Any reduction or increase in assets between the time that the application is made and the end of the entitlement period will not be taken into account.