Benefits and discounts

Payment with employee benefits

  • Course invoices of Espoo Adult Education Centre can be paid with employee benefits at the service points of the City of Espoo.
  • Payment is accepted through the following sports and cultural cards and mobile payment: Eazybreak, Smartum, Edenred and ePassi.
  • These payment instruments are personal and cannot be used for material or test fees.
  • When you pay at a Service Point, you must bring the invoice and an identity document.
  • Employee benefits cannot be used to pay an invoice received via an online payment link. If you want to pay with employee benefits, you must wait for the course invoice to arrive by post or as an e-invoice from the bank.
  • When paying with employee benefits, you must pay the invoice no later than on the due date.
  • You cannot pay an invoice with employee benefits if the course information includes the marking ‘s’ or if the invoice has been forwarded to a collection agency.

Unemployment discount

  • The unemployed receive a 50 % discount on course fees.
  • However, the discount does not apply to Open University courses, degree fees, material fees, OPH courses, starting level tests, language learning trips, open learning environment fees or if otherwise stated in the course information.
  • Unemployment must be demonstrated before the start of the course, once every term. Send the unemployment certificate to our customer service by e-mail in PDF format or by post. You can also present the certificate at the InfoOmnia service point or at a City of Espoo Service Point.
  • The only accepted proof document is the unemployment certificate that can be printed out at the TE services website through E-services.


  • Kaikukortti card can be used to take one free course at Espoo Adult Education Centre per term (terms: 1 January to 31 July and 1 August to 31 December).
  • Family courses can also be attended together with your child.
  • Courses not eligible for the Kaikukortti card discount:
    - Finnish language courses
    - courses that are part of a degree: National certificate of language proficiency (YKI), Open University education, basic education in arts, maritime courses, TIEKE degrees
    - certified training: first aid courses, hygiene passport training and basics of music theory and composition
    - open learning environment fees
    - some course material fees
  • If a student fails to attend a course they enrolled in, it is counted as the one free course.
  • Kaikukortti card holders enrol for courses via the online service or by phone to our customer service. They must provide their Kaikukortti card number to our customer service by e-mail or phone before the course begins. If we are not notified of the Kaikukortti card number, we will charge a normal price for the course.

Note: Please report your Kaikukortti number without delay after each course enrolment by email at or by telephone to the Customer Service of the Adult Education Centre. Otherwise, you will be charged the course fee.

Training subsidy for FNBE courses

  • The prices of courses marked ‘OPH’ take into account the student voucher subsidy of the Finnish National Agency for Education.
  • The training subsidy is intended for people with a low level of basic training, immigrants, unemployed people, people over 63 years of age, pensioners and people with learning difficulties. Pensioners are persons who receive basic pension, employment pension or disability pension and are not gainfully employed.
  • To be eligible for the affordable training subsidy price, the student must belong to the target group of the course. Students not in the target group are charged the normal course fee.
  • The course information indicates both the affordable training subsidy price (OPH) and the normal course fee.
  • Students are admitted in order of enrolment, but separate application is required for training literacy training for immigrants.
  • OPH courses are not subject to an unemployment discount.


  • Students of the Adult Education Centre or their personal property have not been insured.