Below is some basic information relating to ISEE, in particular:
- What is the “University Use” ISEE?
- Who issues the ISEE?
- What documents are needed to obtain the ISEE certificate?
What is the “University Use” ISEE?
The ISEE is the Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator that allows the economic situation of families to be compared (see FAQ on ISEEU parificato if you cannot apply for the ISEE).
The ISEE is finalized by INPS and included in a document called “ISEE Certification," a protection tool that certifies the truthfulness of the personal, income and financial information contained therein.
The ISEE certification is for citizens residing in Italy with income produced in Italy, to be able to access all types of request for relief on ordinary tuition at Bocconi University and, at a national level, for certain social services (or benefits), accessible only in the presence of certain requirements.
To access university benefits, the student must obtain the ISEE certificate for the student's right to study (“University Use” ISEE referring to the student's fiscal code).
An ISEE certificate valid for university purposes has the following characteristics that must be ascertained by the student:
- the document was issued on a date after 1 January of the year in which it is submitted;
- the document was issued for subsidized benefits for the right to university study in favor of the student requesting the benefit;
- it is free of omissions/discrepancies reported by INPS.
Who issues the ISEE?
You can request the issuance of the ISEE certificate:
- directly from the INPS website (by accessing the appropriate service using the device PIN code)
- from a CAF (Tax Assistance Center)
- from a chartered accountant, accounting expert or labor consultant.
What documents are needed to obtain the ISEE certificate?
The necessary documents are communicated by the CAF and/or the professional in charge based on the specific family situation.
The data needed for defining the certification are partly self-declared (such as personal data and assets held at 31 December) and partly acquired by the Revenue Agency (total income for IRPEF purposes) and by INPS.
For self-declared information, the person who completes a Self-Certification (DSU) assumes responsibility, including criminal, for what has been declared.
Here are some useful tips for drawing up a correct ISEE certification:
- In the event that your parents are owners of a partnership and/or hold shares in a joint stock company, the value of the net assets must be included in the DSU (pursuant to DPCM 159/2013).
- If you received an exempt scholarship in the ISEE tax year of reference, this must always be indicated in part FC24 of the DSU (e.g. exempt scholarship received in 2021 for ISEE 2023). Please note that with regard to the right to study grants provided by Bocconi, the Self-Certification (DSU) referring to the exempt scholarship received in one year is automatically sent by email directly from the Administration & Finance office of the University in May of the following year.
- The family unit is defined in accordance with D.P.C.M. 05/12/2013, no. 159, art. 3 and art. 8 and the INPS Circular 18/12/2014 no. 171. In particular, with reference to the date of signing of the DSU, the family unit is made up of the members of the registry family and in any case the student and all the persons present on the family certificate, even if not linked by kinship or relationship. However, we recommend that you contact the CAF or the professional in charge who will be able to identify the correct composition of the family unit pursuant to D.P.C.M. 159/2013
Normally the ISEE certificate is issued in about 15 days: it is therefore advisable to request the ISEE before the deadline for the funding application that you intend to submit. The ISEE can be requested starting from 15 January of each year for funding which is usually awarded by November of the same calendar year.