The Federal government wants to increase with a new law, the Bafög. The maximum rate of support for pupils and students is to rise from the winter semester of 2019 of € 735 in two levels by 2020 to a total of around 850 Euro. The draft law of the Minister of education, Anja Karliczek (CDU). By 2022, the Federal government, for the Reform, more than 1.8 billion euros, plans. The Reform is this Friday the subject of a hearing of associations in the Federal Ministry of education in Berlin.

It is also more and more young people are to benefit from the Bafög. The allowances for the income of the parents should be raised in three steps up to 2021 to a total of 16 percent.

Who was promoted should have to fear also not life-long debt. So those should be the remainder of the debt issued, which are not able to repay the loan portion of the Bafög, despite efforts, due to the poor economic conditions within the next 20 years. Previously, you had to pay back half the money, and a maximum of 10,000 euros, in monthly Installments.

“, 2021, To a reversal of the trend”

One reason for the Reform, the number of Bafög-drops recipient for years. In the year 2017, about 225,000 students and of 557,000 students received, according to the Federal statistical office, the state grants, a total of about 41,000, or five percent less than the year before. As per head, but more has been paid out, increased state spending by about 70 million to 2.9 billion euros.

Five years earlier, 308.000 students and 671.000 students Bafög received. In light of this significant decline in the CDU, CSU and SPD had agreed in the coalition agreement, “to achieve by 2021 a reversal of the trend”.

The Secretary General of Deutsches Studentenwerk Achim Meyer auf der Heyde, they can imagine according to their own statements, that the Reform is actually more young people to benefit from the Bafög. “For a real trend for greater improvements are necessary,” he said.

Meyer auf der Heyde a, in his view, to a small increase in the requirement rates criticized. The basic package should not only rise from 399 to 427 Euro, but must be between 500 and 550 Euro so that the demand will be met. In addition, the higher housing is likely to study in a lump sum, especially for beginners in the case of new lettings hardly suffice, he said.