Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for FASP in the 2016/17, you:

  • need to be a registered full-time student; aged 30 or below (i.e. born on or after 1 September 1985), 
  • need to be engaged in full-time locally-accredited self-financing post-secondary education programmes at sub-degree (i.e. associate degree or higher diploma) or degree level. Locally-accredited programmes refer to those included in the "Register of Locally-accredited Programmes" recognised by the Secretary for Education. For the 2016/17 academic year, only programmes which have been included in the Register on or before 31 December 2016 will be covered by FASP. 
  • have not accepted financial assistance under any other publicly-funded student finance assistance scheme [e.g. the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)] for the programme / course covered by the application in the same academic year; and
  • have the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong) or have resided or have had your home in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the course. This does not cover students staying in Hong Kong holding student visas.
  • Your eligibility is restricted to only one eligible full-time course in any one academic year. Read More
  • If you are eligible to apply for assistance under FASP in the 2016/17 academic year, you may also apply for the loan under the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). If you attend face to face teaching programmes, you may also apply for subsidy under the Student Travel Subsidy (STS) Scheme.

 

Student Finance Office, Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP):

http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

 

Submission of Applications

 

  • Applicants are required to fill in an application form on a yearly basis. Application forms can be obtained from Administrative Office. Please study the Guidance Notes carefully before you complete the form.
  • Applicant should return the completed application form together with photocopies of supporting documents (e.g. copies of income proof and bank accounts showing all transactions in previous financial year etc.) to Administrative Office before the deadline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for an NLSPS loan to cover your tuition fees payable in the 2016/17 academic year, you should:

  • be registered as a full-time student engaged in a locally-accredited self-financing post-secondary education programme at sub-degree (i.e. associate degree or higher diploma) or degree level; and 
  • have the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong) or have resided or have had your home in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the course. This does not cover students staying in Hong Kong holding student visas.
  • Your eligibility is restricted to only one eligible full-time course in any particular academic year. 
  • Full-time students of exclusively University Grants Committee-funded or exclusively publicly-funded places covered by the TSFS are not eligible for assistance under the NLSPS.
  • Even if you are eligible under the above circumstances, the Student Finance Office (SFO) reserves the right to require you to submit supplementary documents / information as and when necessary; and the final approval of your NLSPS application will still rest with the SFO.
  • If you and / or your indemnifier has / have any arrears of grant and / or loan repayment and / or has / have not refunded the overpaid financial assistance under any financial assistance / loan scheme administered by the SFO, or you and / or your indemnifier has / have previously failed to comply with the terms and conditions of any financial assistance / loan scheme administered by the SFO, the SFO reserves the right to withhold the processing of your application or disbursing of loan to you.

 

Student Finance Office, Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS):

http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/nlsps/overview.htm

 

How to Apply

 

  • If you wish to apply for financial assistance under both the FASP and the NLSPS, you should use the FASP application forms as appropriate.
  • If you wish to apply for the NLSPS only, you should use the NLSPS application form. Downloaded copy/photocopy of the application form is acceptable. Please click here to download the application form concerned.
  • Completed form together with photocopies of supporting documents should be submitted before the deadline to Administrative Office. We will hand in your application to the Agency for processing.

 

 

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for ENLS in the 2016/17, you:

  • need to be a registered part-time student;
  • Applicants should have the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Hong Kong") or have resided or have had their homes in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the programme / course. This does not cover students studying in Hong Kong holding student visas.

Student Finance Office, Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS): http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/enls/general/eligibility.htm

 

 

Eligibility

Reimbursement of 30% Tuition Fees Paid

  • Both full-time and part-time eligible DYJ students will receive reimbursement of 30% of the tuition fees paid for each satisfactorily completed subject, provided that they attained an overall pass in the subject and achieved 80% attendance or above for the subject as confirmed by the institutions.
  • The subjects must be essential for the completion of the DYJ programme, and under the programme a student can only receive tuition fee reimbursement for a maximum of 8 subjects.
  • The reimbursement is subject-based. Students who have failed in individual subjects are still eligible for tuition fee reimbursement for the other subjects in respect of which they have attained an overall pass.

 

Full/Half Fee Reimbursement

  • To further assist needy DYJ students who meet the criteria described above, 50% or 100% reimbursement of the tuition fees paid for each satisfactorily completed subject will be made, provided that the student has:
  • passed the means test;
  • obtained an Eligibility Certificate (EC) issued by the SFO indicating that he / she is eligible for "FULL" or "HALF" level of assistance; and
  • submitted the completed EC to his / her institution for verification of the student’s enrolment information.

Student Finance Office, Reimbursement of Diploma Yi Jin:

http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/primarysecondary/yjd/general/eligibility.htm

 

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for ENLS in the 2016/17, you:

  • need to be a registered full time or part-time student;
  • Applicants should have the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Hong Kong") or have resided or have had their homes in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the programme / course. This does not cover students studying in Hong Kong holding student visas.

Student Finance Office, Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS): http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/enls/general/eligibility.htm