To fight against inflation, the bill on purchasing power was voted on Friday, July 22 by the National Assembly. Students will thus benefit from a 4% increase in scholarships, along with other exceptional aid.
To fight against inflation, purchasing power bill proposed by the government was adopted by the National Assembly on July 22. Among the key measures, the revaluation of social benefits by 4%. The student scholarships issued on social criteria will benefit from this increase, even if the measure is not “formally part of the bill” specifies France Info, but is a regulatory measure. Particularly vulnerable, students who had already been very affected by the health crisis, will also benefit from other exceptional aid, this time in view of inflation widespread caused by the war in Ukraine.
Revaluation of scholarships to 4%
From the start of the school year, scholarships could be increased by 4% on the basis of social criteria, offers the government. A measure that goes hand in hand with the increase in other social benefits such as the RSA or family allowances. The student will then have no action to take, since the amount will be automatically reassessed at the time of the first payment of the grant in question, between the end of August and the beginning of September 2022.
Meals at one euro
Scholarship students and students in a precarious situation will be able to benefit from meals at one euro, as was the case during the Covid-19 health crisis. “Since 2020, nearly 32 million meals have been served for one euro to students on scholarships or identified as precarious by the Crous” specifies the government.
An exceptional aid of 100 euros
A check in the amount of 100 euros may be granted to students who receive a grant based on social criteria, but also to those who benefit from Crous assistance, to APL recipients living outside their parents’ home.
Finally, the government recalls that nearly 800,000 young people will benefit from a revaluation of the APL, without forgetting the freezing of university registration fees. For his part, Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the PCF, suggested on BFMTV this July 11free public transport (TER, metros, trains) for employees and studentsin order to meet the rising fuel.