Borken district. For young adults who are completing a school education, the Borken district is the first port of call for financial aid. In 2020, the authority supported 850 young women and men with benefits under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG). A total of 3,73 million euros was paid out for the federal treasury (2019: 3,58 million). 100 applications were withdrawn, forwarded to the responsible authorities or had to be rejected. Thus, in the past year, a total of 950 people applied for what is known as the student BAföG. In 2019 there were 1.011.
The entitlement to training funding depends on whether the type of school is basically eligible and whether the personal requirements are met. School-based training from grade 10, which provides a vocational qualification, and school forms of the second educational path are usually eligible, the upper level of the gymnasium only in exceptional cases. Nationality, suitability and age are checked for personal requirements.
Since the last increase on August 1, 2020, the student BAföG rates have been between 247 and 723 euros. The amount of the benefit depends on the type of school, the place of residence (with the parents / not living with the parents) and also the financial requirements (personal income and assets, income of the parents and the spouse / partner). On average, the applicant can earn 450 euros per month without the BAföG funding being reduced. The student BAföG is granted as a pure grant and does not have to be repaid.
Further important information is available on the Internet at www.kreis-borken.de/bafoeg to find. The employees of the training support department of the district administration are happy to advise interested parties by telephone on 02861 / 681-1430. Application documents are also available in the citizens' offices of the towns and municipalities in the district. The application can also be submitted digitally on the Internet www.bafoeg-digital.de are provided.
Information on vocational training allowance (BAB), student BAföG and "Aufstiegs-Bafög":
Young women and men in company-based training who do not live with their parents are entitled to vocational training allowance (BAB) under certain conditions. The local employment agencies are responsible for this.
Students at universities of applied sciences and universities of applied sciences can find their contact persons on the subject of educational funding at the respective student services at their place of study.
The respective chambers of crafts in NRW advise on the so-called “Aufstiegs-Bafög” (Aufstiegsfortbildungsförderungsgesetz - AFBG). The district government in Cologne is responsible for processing applications. More information and the application documents are available on the Internet www.aufstiegs-bafoeg.de.