Anpassung Studierenden-werksbeitrag

Über die letzten fünf Jahre – seit 2014 – blieb der Studierendenwerksbeitrag von 55 Euro stabil. Ab dem kommenden Wintersemester ist nun eine Anpassung notwendig - für eine sichere Finanzierungsbasis für die Wohnbauprojekte der nächsten Jahre und da die Investitionen des Landes pro Studentin bzw. Student sich in den letzten Jahren stark verringert haben.

Die Anpassung des Studierendenwerksbeitrags erfolgt nun in zwei Schritten: Zum Wintersemester 2019/20 um 12 Euro und zum Wintersemester 2020/21 um weitere 7 Euro auf dann insgesamt 74 Euro.

Der Studierendenwerksbeitrag ist ein Solidarbeitrag, den jede Studentin und jeder Student pro Semester bezahlt. Damit tragen sie sowohl zur anteiligen Grundfinanzierung unserer Leistungen als auch bedeutend zum sozialen Ausgleich und zur Chancengleichheit bei. So gelingt es, dass beispielsweise die Mieten in den studentischen Wohnanlagen, die Preise in den Mensen und die Betreuungskosten in den Kitas für alle Studierenden bezahlbar bleiben.

Die Beitragserhöhung wurden von den Gremien des Studierendenwerks – in welchen auch Studierendenvertreter und -vertreterinnen sitzen – diskutiert und einstimmig beschlossen. 

Ausführlichere Infos zum Studierendenwerksbeitrag, zu den Gründen für die Erhöhung und zum VVS-Studi-Ticket finden Sie auf der Seite Organisation.

 

English version:

Why do students have to pay semester fees?

The contribution to the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart is a solidarity fee. All students pay this fee every semester and so contribute towards the basic funding of the student services. This also applies if you do not want or cannot use the services offered (e.g. during a semester abroad or a holiday semester). The contribution makes it possible for the rents in the dormitories, the prices in the canteens, and the care costs in the daycare centres to remain affordable for everyone and to provide free counselling services. 

 

Composition of the semester fee

The semester fee is partly a contribution to the Studierendenwerk and partly a charge for the use of the public transport system (“VVS-Studi-Ticket”). 

 

Increase of the semester fee

Since 2014, the contribution to the Studierendenwerk has been unaltered. Starting winter semester 2019/2010, we however have to raise the contribution in two steps: In winter semester 2019/2020 it will be raised to 67 Euros, in winter semester 2020/2021 to 74 Euros.

 

Why is there an increase?

We will create 1.400 new spaces in dormitories in the next years and will invest more than 80 million Euros in living spaces for students. The building projects are not financed with the semester fee. But long term investments like these have to be financially secure.

Also, the state of Baden-Württemberg has reduced funding due to the raise in student numbers. While the state invested 81.62 Euro per student in 2004, in 2016 is was only 64.95 Euro per student. To be able to offer our services in the long run, the funding of the Studierendenwerk must be assumed increasingly by the students unfortunately.

The investments and the increase in contributions were discussed by the committees of the Studierendenwerk (of which also student representatives are part of) and decided unanimously.

 

Contribution to the VVS Studi-Ticket

The contribution to the VVS Studi-Ticket is currently amounting to 46.40 Euros and has been regularly marked up by VVS in the past years. We have no influence on the amount charged for the VVS Studi-Ticket. We transfer this amount directly to the transport network. However, we were able to negotiate with VVS that the price for the VVS Studi-Ticket will not be raised during winter semester 2019/2020 or 2020/2021.

Refund Semester Fees (in German)250.88 kB, PDF