Renewing the Generations #HDF Card: Supporting Youth Education Costs in Hauts-de-France
The Generations #HDF card is a program launched by the Hauts-de-France Region several years ago to alleviate the financial burden of schooling expenses for families with children.
These expenses, such as purchasing or renting textbooks, professional equipment, or materials, often pose a significant financial strain on families in need. The Hauts-de-France Region is committed to addressing this issue.
What Does it Offer?
The Generations #HDF card allows high school students and/or first-year apprentices to:
Receive financial assistance ranging from €55 to €200 (depending on the profile, see below) to partially fund expenses related to their education. Have privileged access to regional news and newsletters for all young people aged 15 to 25. Access, upon the decision of their high school, to the facilities and/or catering services of the institution they are enrolled in. Generations #HDF Card: For High School Students
As a high school student, the Generations #HDF card provides €100 of assistance in the first year of high school, and then €55 in subsequent years (also €55 in case of repeating a year).
Regardless of the field of study (general, technological, or vocational), the Generations #HDF card will help finance expenses related to their education, such as textbooks, school supplies, books, notebooks, stationery, sports clothing, sports shoes, backpacks, etc.
How Does it Work?
Create your account on the dedicated website. Apply for the Generations #HDF card. The school will validate the application and activate the card. Once you receive the €100 (or €55) in your account, you can use the Generations #HDF card for purchases at partner stores.
Note: Renewal of this assistance is not automatic. You must apply for it each year to receive €55 at each school year start in high school.
Generations #HDF Card: For Apprentices
Students in the first year of an apprenticeship contract can receive €200 in assistance by applying for a Generations #HDF card.
This assistance helps finance expenses related to their education (materials, equipment, clothing, etc.).
How Does it Work?
After creating an account on the Generations website and applying for a card, the student’s CFA (Apprenticeship Training Center) will validate the application and activate the Generations card. The student will then have 6 months to use the balance at our partner stores.
Generations #HDF Card: THR Benefits
For apprentices, the Generations #HDF card also provides access to THR benefits.
Reminder: THR benefits include Transport, Housing, and Catering:
While the €200 from the card is only valid in the first year of apprenticeship, apprentices can continue to apply for THR benefits every year.
The deadline for the 2023-2024 Generations #HDF card is fast approaching!
For all young people holding a Generations #HDF card during the 2023-2024 school year, if you have not yet used your balance, consider going on a shopping spree!
While apprentices have 6 months (after validation) to use their card, high school students have until February 24, 2024, to settle their account!
Feel free to communicate this to your children and those around you so that this assistance is not lost!