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Course fees must be paid in connection with registering. If needed, you can contact the office by email toimisto@helao.fi to set a new due date.

Payment in the office: bank or credit card (Diners Club International, Discover, Eurocard, Maestro, Mastercard, OK, VISA ja VISA Electron) and physical or electronic vouchers such as Edenred, Eazybreak, ePassi, Smartum, TYKY-setelit, or virikesetelit.

Payment online: online bank, credit card, MobilePay, Edenred, Eazybreak, ePassi and Smartum online payment

If your employer is paying for your course, a billing fee of 5 Euros will be charged.

Sports and Culture vouchers

Sports vouchers can be used as a means of course payment for sports and dance courses. Culture vouchers are accepted for all courses except for language, wine or food courses. Course fee paid by sports and culture vouchers cannot be returned. You can arrange for the course fee to be paid once it has been confirmed that the course will start.


The course information states if the course is sponsored by the Finnish National Agency for Education. Discount is granted on course fees to immigrants (not asylum seekers), those suffering from learning disabilities, the unemployed, senior citizens (those over 63 years of age) and pensioners. Those in full-time employment are not eligible for discount. Courses with discount are marked on the course decriptions.

All those eligible for discount must contact the Office before paying for the course. Immigrants, pensioners under 63 years of age, the unemployed and those suffering from learning disabilities must demonstrate their eligibility for a course fee discount. The eligibility for the discount must be demonstrated every semester. Discounts are not granted retroactively. One can enrol for a course on the internet without paying the course fee, but one must submit a notification of discount in the additional information field. After enrolling the student must contact the Office and make arrangements for demonstrating eligibility for discount and payment date.