Social Contribution and Student Activity Fee, incl. Semester Ticket

The social contribution and student activity fee (Sozial- und Studierendenschaftsbeitrag) - also known as "Semesterbeitrag" (semester fee) - is a mandatory contribution that all regular students have to pay every semester. In the coming winter semester 2021/22 the total amount is 306,83 Euro.

The social contribution (93.00 €) is at the Studierendenwerk Aachen's disposal. With this contribution, social services such as low-priced accommodation (e.g. residence halls), childcare, special prices in dining halls and cafés are co-financed and offered to the entire student body.

The student activity fee (213.83 €) is for the Students' Union Executive Committe (AStA) of the FH Aachen. It contains the amount for the semester ticket of the Aachen traffic enterprise (AVV) and the NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia) ticket.

The single items of the student activity fee are listed in the Beitragsordnung der Studierendenschaft (student fee regulations, in German).

The amount of the semester fee is redetermined on a regular basis.

The social contribution and student activity fee has to be paid at student registration and at every re-registration for subsequent semesters.

Re-registration information, including deadlines and payment instructions, will be sent to you by email to your FH mail address only (...@...fh-aachen.de), prior to the re-registration period.

As the reference (Verwendungszweck), please specify the student ID number without blank spaces and the re-registration semester in the form of JJJJ1 or JJJJ2 (1= summer semester, 2= winter semester). Example: 924679 - 20212

     Bank account details:   

Recipient (Empfänger): Fachhochschule Aachen 
IBAN:         DE81 39050000 0000060236
Bank:         Sparkasse Aachen
BIC:           AACSDE33XXX [only required for payments from abroad]
                          

Please note:

The amount of the semester fee is redetermined each semester. Please inform yourself of the currently valid amount. The social contribution and student activity fee (Sozial- und Studierendenschaftsbeitrag) also goes by the name of "Semesterbeitrag" (semester fee), "Sozialbeitrag" (social fee) or "Rückmeldegebühren" (re-registration fees), all of which mean the same.

The amount at a glance

The social contribution and student activity fee has amounted to:

  • Winter semester 2021/22 -> 306.83 €
  • Summer semester 2021 -> 306.83 €
  • Winter semester 2020/21 -> 305.23 €
  • Summer semester 2020 -> 300.23 €
  • Winter semester 2019/20 -> 293.76 €
  • Summer semester 2019 -> 283.76 €
  • Winter semester 2018/19 -> 276.91 €
  • Summer semester 2018 -> 271.91 €
  • Winter semester 2017/18 -> 265.66 €
  • Summer semester 2017 -> 260.66 €
  • Winter semester 2016/17 -> 253.25 €
  • Summer semester 2016 -> 248.25 €
  • Winter semester 2015/16 -> 241.30 €.

Further fees and contributions
    Guest auditor fee: 100.00 €
    So-called 'minor'  cross-registered students (Zweithörer) (i.S.d. § 52 (1) and (2) HG): 100,00 €
    Administrative fees:
        - Issuance of a second copy of the Student ID Card / Semester Ticket: 15.00 € 

Is there a reason to claim refund of the semester fee?
The application for refund can be downloaded here (in German).

Einzelbeträge (Stud.Werk - Ticket - ASTA)

Semester Studierendenwerk Ticket ASTA Summe Säumnisgebühr
WS 2021/22 93,00 194,99 18,84 306,83 entfällt
SS 2021 93,00 194,99 18,84 306,83 entfällt
WS 2020/21 93,00 193,99 18,24 305,23 entfällt
SS 2020 88,00 193,99 18,24 300,23 10,00
WS 2019/20 88,00 187,52 18,24 293,76 10,00
SS 2019 83,00 182,52 18,24 283,76 10,00
WS 2018/19 83,00 176,22 17,69 276,91 10,00
SS 2018 78,00 176,22 17,69 271,91 10,00
WS 2017/18 78,00 169,97 17,69 265,66 10,00
SS 2017 73,00 169,97 17,69 260,66 10,00
WS 2016/17 73,00 162,75 17,50 253,25 10,00
SS 2016 68,00 162,75 17,50 248,25 10,00
WS 2015/16 68,00 155,80 17,50 241,30 10,00
SS 2015 68,00 155,80 17,50 241,30 10,00