Study grants and loans

In 2017, the cantons paid a total of CHF 343 million in grants and loans to persons in education. This represents one percent of all public education expenditure. Almost the entire amount were allocated as grants (95%).
7,3% of the 605'370 people who completed post-obligatory school in 2017 obtained a study grant and 0.4% a loan.

Amount paid by the cantons, 2017 (in CHF)
  All educational levels Upper secondary level Tertiary level
Grants 326'691'143 165'494'482 158'590'429
Loans 16'551'914 1'727'180 14'506'327
Number of recipients, 2017
  All educational levels Upper secondary level Tertiary level
Grants

44'607

27'055

17'895

Loans 2'170

193

1'938

Education is a crucial factor in both the successful socio-economic development of individuals and that of Switzerland. Which is why education contributions have an important role in equal opportunities for persons in education. These are issued in a targeted way, usually according to the income level of the apprentice's or student's family.

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