EDHEC offers several solutions to facilitate access to housing for each of its students.
Most student tenants are eligible for benefits from the French Family Benefit Office (CAF) to cover part of their rent costs. However, these allowances are not student grants: they are available to anyone on a low income. In order to receive this aid, you must:
- Be a signatory to a rental contract (the lease cannot be signed by your parents)
- Occupy the dwelling as a principal residence (rent receipts must be in the name of the recipient) and have an income below the thresholds.
- There are two types of housing aid paid by the CAF: the social housing allowance (ALS) and the personal housing allowance (APL). However, these two types of aid cannot be combined.
The APL (personal housing allowance) is a financial aid intended to reduce the amount of your rent (or your housing expense if you live in a home). It is paid on the basis of your housing situation, regardless of your family situation: single, married, with or without dependents. The conditions of allocation differ depending on whether you are renting or living in a home.
The social housing allowance (ALS) is a financial aid intended to reduce the amount of your rent (or your housing expenses if you live in a home). It is paid if you do not qualify for either the APL (personal housing allowance) or the ALF (family housing allowance). The conditions of allocation differ depending on whether you are renting or living in a home.