Student life and campus contribution

From the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, a major change was decided by the government:

the amount of university fees should be lower but is still unknown;
the student social security contribution is removed;
students will be required to pay a student life and campus contribution (CVEC) to CROUS.

The CVEC is a contribution intended to help with the reception of students and social, health, cultural and sports assistance for them and to bolster prevention and health education initiatives.

For more information on the CVEC, click on this link

This annual contribution will be €91 for all students.

Only 4 types of students are exempt:

  • grant holders based on social criteria (and grants paid by regions for students on paramedical, health and social courses) or beneficiaries of an annual allowance granted under specific annual grants
  • students with refugee status
  • students who have subsidiary protection
  • asylum seekers

Not affected by CVEC:

  • Continuing Education trainees (when training is paid for by an employer or by a collecting body)
  • students on international exchanges, in France (during a period of mobility in France during the academic year under an agreement between your home institution and a higher education institution in France).

N.B.: Whatever your status, you must go to the CROUS website to obtain a CVEC code which will enable you to enrol at the university.

This CVEC code will be issued on confirmation of payment of the CVEC for students OR on confirmation that you are exempt from paying the CVEC for students who are exempt.

Procedures for obtaining a cvec code


From 2 May 2019.


By clicking on the following link: get my CVEC code