4. Supplementary grant
If you are eligible for student finance, you can apply for a supplementary grant. The supplementary grant depends on your parents’ income. We use their income data from 2 years ago.
How much is it?
Use the calculator (in Dutch only) to find out what the income limit is and how much supplementary grant you can get.
It’s not possible to submit applications in April. From May you will once again be able to apply for a supplementary grant via Mijn DUO. You can also do this retroactively. You will receive the back payment one week after you submit your change. For more information, see DUO is upgrading.
Gift or loan
Your supplementary grant is a gift for your first 5 months of higher education (or the first 12 months of secondary vocational education). The rest will be converted into a gift if you gain your diploma within 10 years.
Not the full supplementary grant?
If you do not qualify for the full supplementary grant, you can still borrow the shortfall as a loan. This means that every student can receive the same amount of student finance every month.
Parental income decreased
If your parents’ income has decreased by at least 15%, they can request to have the reference year changed to a more recent year. This may mean that you qualify for a (larger) supplementary grant. If this applies to you, please contact our Customer Service Department. We prefer to explain this procedure to you personally.
Problems with your parents
Sometimes parents cannot or will not cooperate in providing their data. In that case you can request that DUO retrieves their income details via the form Verzoek inkomen ouders opvragen.
You can also request to leave your parents’ income out of consideration completely, for example because you have a serious and persistent conflict with one or both of them. If this applies to you, please contact the department which handles these requests by calling +31 50 599 83 43. We prefer to explain the procedure to you personally.