What happens to the student loan when you start a new education programme?
This means that you will need to continue making repayments against your loan if you are studying part-time, i.e. if you are studying less than 30 credits or equivalent per semester. You must also continue making repayments if you are studying without receiving support from us.
You can receive support for a total of eight years
Eight years is the limit for how long you can receive support from Lånekassen. This rule applies even if you receive support for part-time education, but the limit can be extended if your studies have been delayed due to illness, disability or childbirth.
You may be eligible for an interest exemption if you are studying part-time or without support
If you are studying without support from Lånekassen or if you receive support for part-time education, your existing loan will not be interest-free during your studies. However, you may be entitled to an interest exemption on your loan for the period during which you are studying. If you are studying part-time, there is also a requirement for your income to fall below the limit for interest exemption.
There is no income limit if you are studying full-time without support from us.
Nevertheless, it is a condition that you must be entitled to support from Lånekassen in order to be entitled to an interest exemption due to education. Being entitled to support means that you would have received support if you had applied for it.