The Merz Akademie cooperates with the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart. With a broad range of services, the Studierendenwerk supports students in their everyday studies and advises them in social, cultural and economic matters. 35 residential complexes with more than 7,200 places offer affordable living space, and inexpensive food is available in eight canteens and nine cafeterias. In one of the eight day-care centres, young people can be looked after and there are comprehensive counselling options on BAföG, personal, social or legal questions and problems. The Studierendenwerk is financed by a solidarity contribution from all students of the cooperating universities.