CROUS : Who can ask for a specific help?

You should be younger than 35 years old at the 1st September of the year in which you are asking for the specific help (annual allocation or one-time support). 

ONE-TIME HELP FROM THE CROUS

Specific arrangements  to the Covid-19 health crisis 

The asking process for one-time help from the Crous has been simplified.

The advanced payment of the one-time help can be exceptionally given without a screening of a commission, for the simplest files. This help remains given on the basis of a social survey to help students who are facing financial difficulties (survey of the file, individual phone interview with social workers etc.).

The maximal amount of this payment can reach 500€ for students facing the hardest difficulties. Those arrangements apply for the whole duration of the crisis. 

 

How to apply for a one-time emergency help? 

Contact the social service of your Crous to take an appointment the social service assistant in charge of your study area.

 

Non-COVID :

FOR WHO?

You should be a student with or without a scholarship enrolled in an initial formation in a higher education institution.

If your situation allows it, several one-time helps can be exceptionally given during the same academic year.

 

FOR WHAT?

  • Finance an accommodation (rent, set-up fees)
  • Finance one-time purchases (linked to the studies such as supplies)
  • Health fees
  • Hygiene and living expenses
  • Mobility fees (for an internship for example)
  • etc

WHEN?

You can benefit the one-time helps throughout the academic year (1st September to 31st August)

Every file is examined by a commission that meets on a weekly basis.

 

HOW?

  1. Download the online file  : CROUS – Demande d’aide ponctuelle
  2. Complete de file
  3. Send the file back by email to the social antenna of your institution: Assistants sociaux du Crous de Paris

ANNUAL HELP FROM THE CROUS

FOR WHO?

  • You are a student completing the criteria of the diplomas, studies and nationality of the circulaire réglementaire des bourses sur critères sociaux
  • You don’t identify cases of exclusion of the same circular.
  • You are not in one of those situations
    • AUTONOMY
    • PROVED
    • FAMILY BREAK-UP
    • RESUMING STUDIES
    • OTHER SITUATIONS

WHEN?

  • You can request a help an annual allowance application as soon as your administrative registration at your higher education institution is taken into account.
  • No application for an annual allowance may be accepted after 31 December of the current academic year, except in cases of sustainable and significant change in the student’s situation.

HOW?

  1. Mandatory: First, build your student social file (Dossier social étudiant) (see section: Bourses\Demander une bourse\saisir votre demande)
  2. Download the file and follow the instructions on page 4 of this document

If you want more information, we invite you to read the financial aid page on the website etudiant.gouv.fr.