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Educational support Change of personal data

If you receive BAföG, you must notify the BVA of certain changes to your person.

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  • Forms
  • Detailed description

    You can apply for and receive your educational support (BAföG) from the Office for Educational Support responsible for you. However, the Federal Office of Administration (BVA) is responsible for repaying the BAföG loan portion after graduation.

    The Offices for Educational Support only transmit your data once to the BVA. There, an electronic file is created and your loan account is set up.

    You must notify the BVA of any changes to your name or address yourself. This can be done in writing or digitally via BAföG-Online via "Change Notification".

    If you fail to do so, you will have to pay a lump sum of 25 euros for the effort of determining the address.

  • Requirements
    • You have received BAföG,
    • Or receive BAföG
    • There are changes in the following personal circumstances
    • Name
    • Address
  • Documents

    Notification (also possible informally)

  • Fees

    None.

  • Process

    You can submit name changes or your new address conveniently and easily via the online portal. You have the option of either registering with your e-mail address and then registering via e-mail and password or logging in via your identity card with activated online ID function (eiD).
    When registering with e-mail, a change form is available to you, when registering with eID, you can immediately update the data currently stored in the BVA yourself.

    You can send any applications and other communications online and upload documents during the entire repayment process using both registration options.
    The registration with the identity card offers you additional services such as a daily updated account and file inspection. The full scope of the services for registration with identity card and eID can be found on the homepage of the BVA.

  • Deadline

    You must notify the change immediately.

  • Responsible authority

    Federal Office of Administration (BVA)

  • Legal basis
  • Approved

    Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digitalization of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

  • Approved date
    25.06.2020