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French School Grants for 2014/15

Wednesday 03 September 2014

Details of the school grants for 2014/15 have recently been published by the government.

There are a range of different grants available to assist with schooling related costs.

The main grant is the Allocation de Rentrée Scolaire (ARS).

The level of the ARS varies according to the age of the child but ranges between €363 for the youngest children and €396 for the eldest.

The grant is means tested, but the test of resources is a generous one. If you have only one child then the maximum qualifying net income is €24,137, rising to €29,707 for two children and €35,227 for three children.

For the school year 2014/15 these income thresholds are based on your income for 2012, as stated on your tax return made in 2013.

There are also a range of other grants and forms of assistance, notably bourses de coll├Ęges and bourses de lycée. The grants are cumulative, although less generous than the ARS.

The grants are available to any family resident in France, irrespective of nationality, who meets the eligibility criteria.

To make application contact the Caisse Allocations Familiales.

You can read more about these grants and the application process in our free 'Guide to School Education in France', at the link below.

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