Rent composition and rent allowance
The rent that you pay at DUWO (gross rent), consists of the basic rent (also called net rent or rent) and service costs. In the rent composition you can see for which service costs you pay.
Accommodate students also pay for the upholstery of the room (and possibly for the furniture). You can find this amount under "service costs". Handy, that is already arranged! The rent for your room is therefore slightly higher than for a standard student room.
You can request rent allowance from the Dutch Tax Authorities, you can find detailed information about the rent allowance on the benefit page of the website of the Tax Authorities.
If you are renting a self-contained student room, you may be eligible for rent allowance.
In some DUWO student complexes, you may qualify for a rent allowance even if you are renting a non-self-contained room. If that applies for your room, find more information about applying for rent allowance by logging in to your personal DUWO account below, on the page "rent composition".