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.
The social contribution (88.00 €) 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 (205.76 €) 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, as well as the abbreviation AIX or JUEL for Campus Aachen and Campus Jülich, resp., and the re-registration semester in the form of JJJJ1 or JJJJ2 (1= summer semester, 2= winter semester). Example: 924679 JUEL 20192
Bank account details:
Recipient (Empfänger): Fachhochschule Aachen
IBAN: DE81 39050000 0000060236
Bank: Sparkasse Aachen
BIC: AACSDE33XXX [only required for payments from abroad]
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:
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 €
a) Late payment fine (re-registration, leave of absence ... during the late deadline): 10.00 €
b) Issuance of a second copy of the Student ID Card / Semester Ticket: 10.00 €
Is there a reason to claim refund of the semester fee?
The application for refund can be downloaded here (in German).
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