Benefits and discounts

Payment with employee benefits

▪ You can pay Adult Education Centre courses at the City of Espoo’s Citizen’s Services offices.
▪ We accept payment with Smartum’s culture and sports vouchers and cards, Edenred Virikeseteli vouchers, Ticket Duo and Ticket Virike® cards (previously Ticket Mind&Body®) and Sporttipassi and Kulttuuripassi.
▪ Bring the invoice and personal identification when coming to pay.
▪ These means of payment are personal and cannot be used for copy, material or test fees.
▪ If you wish to use employee benefits for payment, the invoice must be paid by the indicated due date.
▪ You cannot pay for a course with the above-mentioned means of payment if the course information includes the (s) marking or if the invoice has been forwarded to a collection agency.

Unemployment discount

▪ The unemployed receive a 50% discount on course fees over €16.
▪ The discount does not apply to courses with special pricing (ERI courses), cooking classes, Open University courses, degree fees, copy or material fees, OPH course, Finnish language YKI courses or starting level tests.
▪ Unemployment must be demonstrated before the start of the course, once every term. Send the proof document to the customer service by e-mail asiakaspalvelukeskus@omnia.fi in PDF format or by post. You can also bring the proof document and show it at the Adult Education Centre or the City of Espoo’s Citizen’s Services office.
▪ The only accepted proof document is the unemployment certificate that can be printed out at the TE services website www.te-palvelut.fi through E-services.
▪ Eligibility for the unemployment discount depends on the code describing your employment status determined
by the TE services.

Training subsidy for OPH courses

▪ Courses with the identifier OPH receive a training subsidy from the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE).
▪ The course information includes both the OPH price and the actual course fee.
▪ 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 refer to persons who receive basic pension, employment pension or disability pension and are not gainfully employed.
▪ The person receiving the subsidy must belong to the target group and attend the course regularly.
▪ If your attendance at lessons does not amount to 66% or more, you will have to pay the actual course fee after the end of the course that is more than the course fee subsidised by the Finnish National Board of Education.
▪ Anyone can attend the OPH courses by paying the actual course fee.
▪ The students are admitted in order of enrolment, but a separate application is required for training in reading and writing skills for immigrants.
▪ The OPH courses are not subject to an unemployment discount.

Insurance

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