Last year, raised the csn, the CSN, the fee that they forget to pay off their student loans have to pay. If you do not pay the invoice in time, you have to pay 450 dollars. A cost that for many recently graduated students may be difficult to cope with, which SVT previously written about.
Avgiftshöjden has previously been criticised for being too high. But on the CSN considers that the increased fee is justified.
– If you do not pay on time, so will other taxpayers have to pay it here instead. Therefore, it is important that all pay in time so that we can get a sustainable studiestödssystem, ” says finance manager at CSN, Jan Söderholm, to SVT News.
After the introduction of the increased påminnelseavgiften as more and more former students are seen to pay their invoices on time.
But then the fee has been increased so substantially so, it has still pulled in more money than before, despite the fact that fewer students have to pay for it. The year 2014 brought påminnelseavgifterna an income of 275 million dollars for the state. After that they raised the fee in the year 2015, there were 592 million, writes SVT News. Revenue had more than doubled.
– to Get a reminder fee of 450 kronor, one becomes irritated, it becomes I also. But if you make the effort, there are opportunities to avoid it, ” said Jan Söderholm, to SVT.
But there are several students who have a different opinion on.
” well It’s a preventive measure, basically. But when it happens, if it happens, it can depend on a lot of different reasons, and then I think it is unfair, ” said the student, Theodor Kjellingland, at Stockholm university, to SVT.