Financial Assistance

In accordance with the Education Bureau's requirements for schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme, the School allocates 10% of its total income from tuition fees to the Financial Assistance and Scholarship Schemes.

 

Tuition Fee Remission Scheme

This scheme aims at ensuring no eligible students will be turned away from our School because of their family financial conditions (including those from families receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and students receiving financial assistance provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) ), and it is based on principles of fairness, effectiveness, clarity and efficiency.

 

The Means Test

The School adopts the "Adjusted Family Income" (AFI) mechanism of the Student Financial Assistance Agency of the HKSAR Government as the means test to assess the eligibility of a family for student financial assistance and its assistance level. But the School's Level of Assistance is more flexible than the Government scheme. The AFI mechanism is based on the following formula:

Mean Test

 

  • Gross annual income of the family includes the annual income of the applicant (Parent of the student) and his / her spouse; 30% of the annual income of unmarried child / children residing with the family if applicable; and the contribution from relatives / friends if applicable.
  • The members of a family normally refer to the applicant, his/her spouse, unmarried child / children residing with the family and the dependent parent(s) who are supported by the applicant and/or his/her spouse (Please refer to the Household Application Form).
  • For single-parent families of 2 to 3 members, the 'plus 1 factor' in the divisor of the AFI formula will be increased to 2.

 

Level of Assistance

The AFI eligibility benchmarks for various levels of assistance in the current school year are listed in the table below. Please note that the AFI is not the average monthly income of a family.

 

 

 

Gross annual income of the applicant:
Gross annual income of the other family member(s):
No. of members of the family:
Single-parent families of 2 to 3 members:

Your Adjusted Family Income (AFI) of 2019/20 =
Level of Assistance =

 

2019/20 school year - AFI Groups between (HK$)Level of Assistance
0 - 55,000100%
55,001 - 71,50075%
71,501 - 88,00050%
88,001 - 99,00025%
> 99,000Ineligible

 

Application for Tuition Fee Remission

Applicants must be permanent residents of Hong Kong. The deadline of application is usually in mid September. Applicants can acquire details of application and application forms at the school's general office during office hours or download from the school's website. Please read application guidelines carefully before filling in the application form. If there is any query about the means test and the level of assistance, the applicant is welcome to contact the General Office of the School at 2870 8815.

 

Mechanism for Handling Appeals and Complaints:

Any special or appeal case should be directed to the Fee Remission Appeal Board for approval. The composition of the appeal board are the Supervisor, 2 IMC members, and the Principal.

 

Year 2020-2021

 

Emergency Assistance Fund

The School has set up an emergency assistance fund to students' families who experiences financial difficulties due to a sudden changes at any time during the school year. Applicants can contact class teachers for application when necessary.

 

All information collected for the two mentioned schemes will be kept confidential. Information collected is solely for approval and filing. Applicants should ensure that all information provided in support for the application should be complete, authentic and accurate. According to Theft Ordinance (Cap 210, Laws of Hong Kong), it is illegal to acquire pecuniary interest by any means of deception. Offenders will receive penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment.

 

Other Fee Remission Schemes

The School has put in place other schemes to provide financial assistance for needy families. The Fee Remission Panel set up by the school will review applications and decide whether to grant approval or not.

 

  • Learning Trips
    • For recipients of tuition fee remission
      Student will automatically enjoy one level upgrade on fee remission for learning trips (except for the 100% category), as shown in the following table:
Recipients of tuition fee remissionFee remission for learning trips
100%100%
75%100%
50%75%
25%50%

- For recipients of tuition fee remission in the 25% or 50% category, if they wish to apply for even higher fee remission for learning trips, they are required to complete and submit an application to the school (note 1).

 

- For students not in receipt of any tuition fee remission, they are required to complete and submit an application to the School(note 1). The maximum amount of subsidy granted to students is 25% of the learning trip fee.

 

  • Extended Learning Activities (ELA)
    • For recipients of tuition fee remission
      Students will automatically enjoy the same level of fee remission for ELAs, as shown in the following table:
Recipients of tuition fee remissionFee remission for ELAs
100%100%
75%75%
50%50%
25%25%

- For recipients of tuition fee remission in the 25%, 50% or 75% category, if they wish to apply for even higher fee remission for ELAs, they are required to complete and submit an application to the School (note 1). The maximum amount of fee remission granted to any students per ELA is $1,000, up to the maximum of $6,000 in total per year.

 

- For students not in receipt of any tuition fee remission
They are required to complete and submit an application to the School (note 1). The maximum amount of fee remission granted to students per ELA is $250, up to the maximum of $1,500 in total per year.

 

  • Other Subsidies (i.e. textbooks & school uniforms)
    • For recipients of tuition fee remission
      Students are required to present the original invoices and receipts with the title of the textbook or the quantity of school uniforms to the school for reimbursement (subject to review annually) as shown in the following table:
Recipients of tuition fee remissionSubsidy applied for
School Uniform (Note 2)Textbook (Note 3)
100%max. $1300100%
75%max. $1300100%
50%max. $65050%
25%max. $65050%

 

Note 1:

Form for Application for Student Activity Subsidy is available in the General Office.

 

Note 2:

Invoices and receipts stating the quantity of uniform need to be submitted (Only one colour of each set of basic uniform excluding all optional items) to the school for reimbursement before the end of September and November each year.

 

Note 3:

Invoices and receipts stating the title of textbooks need to be submitted (Reference books excluded) to the school for reimbursement before the end of September each year subject to the price listed in our textbook list.