Other reductions and benefits

Exemptions issued following appropriate application

The following listed exemptions need the presentation of an appropriate application, through the Students Office /Exemptions section in the Online Students’ helpdesk personal student area, by clicking on the icon next to the kind of exemption required. Exemption application must be presented starting from 1 August 2019 and no later than 31 January 2020, together with possible integrative documents.

Disabled students

Total exemption from comprehensive contribution payment is available for:

  • Students with an acknowledged invalidity of at least 66%
  • Students to whom the status of handicap has been acknowledged, according to art. 3, comma 1, Law 5 February 1992, n. 104, with the exception of disturbs indicated in L. 170/2010 (DSA)

Partial exemption, in the measure of 50%, from comprehensive contribution payment is available for students with an acknowledged invalidity between 46% and 65%.

Students who in a.y. 2019-2020 enroll in course years beyond the first, having already benefited from exemption in a.y. 2018-2019, are relieved ex officio according to the exemption due and must not submit any further application. Students will have to communicate possible invalidity variations.

The payment of Regional taxes and digitally fulfilled stamp duty is always due, for a total amount of € 156,00.

Students whose parent is entitled to disability pension

Students who have a parent entitled to disability pension are completely exempt from comprehensive contribution payment, in compliance with art. 30 of L. 118/1971.

Applicants must deposit a Personal declaration with certification effect (form available on the Forms section), in which they must specifically indicate:

  • First and second name of the person entitled to disability pension, pension number and dispensing body
  • Student’s kinship relation 

This declaration must be deposited at the Tax Office desk in appropriate opening times or digitally submitted via Ticket to the Tax Office.

Students who in a.y. 2019-2020 enroll in course years beyond the first, having already benefited from exemption in a.y. 2018-2019, are relieved ex officio according to the exemption due and must not submit any further application.

The payment of Regional taxes and digitally fulfilled stamp duty is always due, for a total amount of € 156,00.

 
Foreign Students benefiting from Italian Government scholarship
 

Foreign students benefiting from an Italian Government scholarship issued within cooperation and development programs or inter-governmental cultural and scientific agreements and connected periodic executive programs, are completely exempt from comprehensive contribution payment.

Interested students must deposit a copy of Scholarship Declaration, issued by the Italian Embassy of their country of origin at the Tax Office desk for the Right to Education in the appropriate opening times or digitally submit it via Ticket to the Tax Office.

The payment of Regional taxes and digitally fulfilled stamp duty is always due, for a total amount of € 156,00.

 

Enrolled Students belonging to the same family group

Students belonging to a family in which there is more than one person enrolled in Bergamo University are entitled to a 10% exemption from the comprehensive contribution.

Students who at the date of December 31,2019 are in tax range “G” are excluded from this benefit. Application should be presented by all enrolled students belonging to the same family, not just one of them.

 

Students enrolled in a Higher Education Institute for Art, Music and Dance (AFAM):

Students who enroll in University of Bergamo and at the same time in a Higher Education Institute for Art, Music and Dance (AFAM) are entitled to the same contribution reduction as part time students, amounting to 50%.

These students will have to pay Regional tax of € 140,00 only to the Institution (University or AFAM) from which they demand Right to Education services.

 

Detained Students

Students who are serving a term in prison, enrolled for a.y. 2019-2020 must pay comprehensive contribution, in the fixed amount of € 200,00, plus the € 16,00 for stamp duties; they are instead totally exempt from Regional tax payment.

Exemption application should be presented using the specific form (available on the Forms page), to be deposited at the Tax Office desk in the appropriate opening times or digitally submitted via Ticket to the Tax Office.

 
 
 
 
Tax Reduction for students with ISEEU value between 18.001€ and 30.000

Students registered in a.y. 2019-2020 who have an ISEEU value indication between € 18.001,00 and 30.000,00 must correspond a quota of comprehensive contribution which is equal to 5% of the ISEEU value exceeding € 18.000,00.

Students who in a.y. 2019-2020 enroll into a course year beyond the first and up to the first year after prescribed time, beyond the requisite ISEEU value, will have to have acquired a certain number of CFUs between 11.08.2018 and 10.08.2019 as indicated in the relevant page.

Anyway, students with an ISEEU below € 30.000,00 who in a.y. 2018-2019 enroll into the second year after prescribed time or further have to correspond an amount of the comprehensive contribution not above the amounts indicated in each didactic area; also, such contribution cannot be below the minimum of € 200,00.

Students enrolled in second year after prescribed time and further, with ISEEU below € 30.000

Students who in a.y. 2019-2020 enroll into the second year after prescribed time or further, with an ISEEU below € 30.000,00 € and at least 25 CFUs acquired between 11.08.2018 and 10.08.2019 must correspond a comprehensive contribution which is equal to 5% of the ISEEU value exceeding € 18.000,00, starting from a minimum of € 200,00.

A minimum comprehensive contribution of € 200,00 is also applied to those students with ISEEU below € 30.000,00 who have not acquired the requisite number of CFUs, and who thus must correspond an amount determined according to ordinary procedures, as by students’ contribution regulations, starting from a minimum of € 200,00.

Students graduating within the first possible session

Students graduating from three-year/single cycle master courses within the summer 2020 session in accordance with set time considering their first registration year into the University System, with no didactic interruption, are exempt from comprehensive contribution payment according to the following indications, with reference to contributions paid in their last year of enrolment:

  • 100% if belonging to income range A;

  •  80% if belonging to income range B;

  •  70% if belonging to income range C;

  • 60% if belonging to income range D;

  • 50% if belonging to income range E;

  • 40% if belonging to income range F;

  • 10% if belonging to income range G

The exemption in question is assigned ex officio, without the need to present any application.

Suspension from Studies

The following categories are completely exempt from comprehensive contribution payment:

  • female students for the year of each child’s birth;
  • students who are forced to interrupt their studies due to serious, prolonged and properly certified infirmity.
  • Students who apply for contribution exemption for any of the above reasons may not take exams for a.y. 2019-2020.

Benefit request may not be withdrawn during the academic year.

Interested students must present a Suspension application using the specific form from the Forms section, no earlier than August 1,2019 and no later than January 31, 2020, to be deposited at the Tax Office desk in the appropriate opening times or digitally submitted via Ticket to the Tax Office.

Students who wish to put their academic career back together after an interruption period of at least two academic years, are completely exempt from comprehensive contribution payment for the years in which they were not enrolled, but need only to pay a fixed recognition contribution of € 200,00 for each missing year up to the fourth, reduced to € 50,00 starting from the fifth year. This contribution is not due for those who, in the previous academic year, were issued suspension due to maternity or serious and prolonged infirmity.

Exceptions from comprehensive contribution exemption

Different types of exemption may not be cumulated.

Students who are enrolled for a second degree may not benefit from any exemption, with the exception of students with 66% or higher invalidity or having acknowledged handicap status in compliance with L. 104/92.

To benefit from any form of exemption students must be up to date with contributions in previous years.