Students in the Netherlands who have their own business and receive student finance based on the student finance system before September 2015, may receive reduced study grants and loans, depending on their earnings. If your total (business) income does not exceed a limit, your student grants and loans may only be partially reduced. If you are running your own business during the last year of your study programme, you may keep the profits in full after having graduated.
New student finance system
The most important change in the new system is the abolition of the basic study grant. Instead, students can apply for a loan. Simultaneously any limit to extra earnings has been abolished as well. However, These changes do not apply to students in secondary vocational education (Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs, MBO).