HousingHousing subsidies

Providing solutions for a priority need

Whether you have just graduated from high school or are a young executive, whether you are from Paris, elsewhere in France, or are an international student, finding comfortable and affordable housing is always a top priority. ESSEC provides guidance and dedicated solutions to help you with your search. Through ALEGESSEC (ESSEC’s student housing association), ESSEC Business School offers comfortable and well-equipped rooms and studio apartments near the campus, as well as other amenities to help simplify day-to-day life.


Who is eligible?

• The housing subsidy (or APL) is received by ALEGESSEC for its members and deducted from monthly fees once the file has been processed by the CAF (Caisse d’Allocation Familiale). Your APL won’t be transferred on your personal bank account.

• The first month of residency is not eligible for APL.

How to apply?

For all students

• The APL application process must be completed by the student ONCE KEYS HAVE BEEN PICKED UP on the CAF website (www.caf.fr) with the help of the procedure guide given the day of your arrival. The printed and signed application form must be deposit in the CAF mailbox situated in Alegessec.
• If you have already received APL, you must contact your former CAF site and arrange for changing CAF offices.
• A RIB (Bank account identification). Please note that you must open a French bank account in order to apply for APL.

For all students with French citizenship

• The housing subsidy cannot be combined with the family subsidies.

For all students not possessing French citizenship

• For students outside the European Union, a visa or a resident permit is mandatory.
• The period of validity of the residence permit must correspond to the length of occupancy.
ESSENTIAL : Original birth certificates (less than 3 months) must be translated in French by a sworn translator and stamped by an apostille or legalization or an exemption certificate (depending on your country of birth).
- Apostille, legalization, or exemption : check depending on your country of birth
- Where to apostille your birth certificate
- Where to legalize your birth certificate: see directly with the administrative authorities of your country of birth.

Necessary items to provide to your APL file

French student

National identity card or passport

Proof of earnings for 2011, income statement or payslips for 2011*

RIB (Bank account identification)

Student from European Union

National identity card or passport

Birth certificate translated into French by sworn translator

European Health Insurance card

Proof of earnings for 2011, income statement or payslips for 2011*

RIB (Bank account identification)

Student from outside European Union

Passport

Visa or residence permit

Birth certificate translated into French by sworn translator

Proof of earnings for 2011, income statement or payslips for 2011*

RIB (Bank account identification)

* At the end of 2013, the CAF will ask for your income for 2012 to calculate your subsidy for 2014.