Additional earnings

Do you fall within the loan system? Then your income has no effect on your student finance.

Only if you still fall within the old student finance system an additional earnings threshold applies to you. If you exceed this threshold, you must temporarily stop your student finance and your student travel product.

How high is the additional earnings threshold?

In 2022, you can earn a maximum of € 15,828.77 (for 2023: € 16,121.60) in additional income.  This refers to your gross income or taxable wage, and you must keep accurate records of your earnings yourself. 

The maximum amount for additional earnings did not apply in 2020 and 2021.

Stopping your student finance

  1. Log in to Mijn DUO to stop your student finance. Do so the month before you exceed the additional earnings threshold.
  2. Go to 'Mijn producten' and choose 'Studiefinanciering'.
  3. Click on 'Studiefinanciering stopzetten' and then 'Ik ben over de bijverdiengrens heen gegaan, of ik ga daar overheen'.
  4. Cancel your student travel product at a pick-up device. If you do not do this in time, it will cost you money.

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Consequences of too much income

If you exceed the additional earnings threshold without stopping your student finance and student travel product, you will have to repay the amount that you earned above the threshold. You will never have to repay more than the amount of the basic grant, supplementary grant and student travel product that you received in that year.


DUO checks retroactively how much additional income you received in a specific year. We check your income with the Dutch Tax Authority. DUO has 5 years to do so, but we usually perform this check within 3 years. If you had too much additional income, you will receive a notice from DUO stating how much you are due to pay back.

No additional earnings due to disability

Are you eligible for student finance and able to study? But are you unable to work beside your studies due to your disability? If so, you can apply for ‘studietoeslag’ (study benefit) with your municipality.