If you claim this cause of hardship, the immediate proximity to the last section of the final audit shall be demonstrated. A certificate from the competent examining board or committee or the faculty (PABO-online evidence) must be submitted, indicating that you are at the final stage of your studies, ie at least 70% of the required study achievements.
On the other hand, proof of "economic distress" is required by means of a self-signed, comprehensible complete income and asset overview. Corresponding proofs (eg certificates of merit, maintenance certificates, bank statements, application notes) are to be submitted.
Exemption from the study fees is possible for one semester, with a regular study period of <= six semesters.
Please refer to § 6 of the Ordnung (para. 4: "Students who have deliberately made false statements of the credit of a study credit or the remission of otherwise arising fees may be exmatriculated."). According to the Studienkontenordnung, there is an economic emergency if a student is less than the respective BAföG maximum per month, plus the student fee to be paid, ie a max. 868,15 €.