Bridging assistance for students: Evaluation

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Application for bridging aid ended on 30.09.2020.

Bridging aid for students in pandemic emergency – Evaluation

Status: 21.10.2020

Since 29 June 2020, the Studentenwerk Potsdam have been processed  bridging aid applications. This BMBF-programme helped students who are in urgent financial need due to the corona pandemic. Applications have been submitted individually for the months of June, July, August and September 2020. Depending on the account balance, up to 500 € per month have been paid out.

How many applications have been received?

 

June

July

August

September

Total

Complete Applications

1.223

908

 712

 422

3.265

Incomplete Applications*

1.486

429

 145

 109

2.169

*Application was started, but applications were not completely filled in and sent

How many applications have been approved or rejected?

 

June

July

August

September

Total

Authorisations

571

636

 561

 422

2.116

Refusals

652

272

 151

 109

1.149

Still outstanding

0

0

 0

 0

0

In total about 65 % of the applications were approved.

How many funds have already been paid?

 

June

July

August

September

Total

Disbursed funds in €

248.100

282.400

 255.700

 156.700

942.900

Total available funds (according to the notification of award from the BMBF to the Studentenwerk Potsdam): 1.238.582 €

How much of the bridging allowance was applied?

 

June

July

August

September

Total

500 €

358

426

 422

 249

1.455

400 €

107

111

 66

 54

338

300 €

61

63

 46

 24

194

200 €

35

25

 18

 13

91

100 €

10

11

 9

 8

38

The majority of the students (69 %) applied for the maximum amount of 500 €.

 

 

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