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Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Schemes

 

In accordance with the Education Bureau's requirement for schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme, the School allocates 10% of its total income from tuition fee as provision for the Financial Assistance and Scholarship Schemes. Tuition fee of 2019-2020 is HK$31,160 per annum by 10 installments.

 

 

 

  1. School Fee Remission Scheme

    This scheme aims to ensure that no eligible students would 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). The assessment is based on principles of fairness, effectiveness, clarity and efficiency.

    * The applicant must be either the parent or authorized guardian of the student.


    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 relaxed than the Government scheme.
     
    1. Assessment of Eligibility

      The AFI mechanism is based on the following formula:
      AFI =

      Gross annual income of the family

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      Number of family members + (1)

      - Gross annual income of the familyincludes the annual income of the applicant and his / her spouse; 30% of the annual income of any 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 Guidance Notes on Application for Assessment of Eligibility for definition of "Dependent Parent").
      - 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.

      Gross annual income of applicant:
      Gross annual income of other family members:
      Number of family members:
      Single-parent families of 2 to 3 members:

       

      Adjusted Family Income (AFI) in the 2019 / 20 school year =
      Level of Assistance =


      Level of Assistance

      The AFI eligibility benchmarks for various levels of assistance in the 2019 / 20 school year are listed in the table below.
      Please note that the AFI is not the average monthly income of a family.
      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

      Applicants must be permanent residenst of Hong Kong. The deadline of application is usually in mid- September. Applicants can acquire details of application and the application form at the school's General Office during office hour or download from the school's website. Please read the 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 2202 3922.
       

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      Application Form for 2019-2020 Tuition Fee Remission

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      Guidance Notes on Application for Tuition Fee Remission Scheme 2019-2020

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      Income Certificate (For salaried employed person who cannot provide income proof as listed in Part 4)

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      Self-prepared Income Breakdown (For hawker / construction worker / renovation worker / causal worker / cleanerwho cannot provide income proof)

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      Profit & Loss Account (For person running business (including sole proprietorship or partnership business)

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      Profit & Loss Account (For self-employed taxi driver / lorry driver / minibus driver)


       
  2. Fee Remission Schemes
    1. Learning Support Grant - Support for Special Learning Needs, such as: after / outside school services or training
      ItemApplicantLevel of Subsidy
      After / outside school course / services
      e.g. Gifted programmes
      Recommended by EP or teacher
      • 50% of course fee
      • Not more than $5,000 for each student / s.y.
    2. Extended Learning Activities (ELA)
      1. For recipients of school fee remission - Students will enjoy the same level of fee remission for ELAs, as shown in the following table:
        Recipients of school fee remissionFee remission for ELAs
        100%100%
        75%75%
        50%50%
        25%25%
      2. For students not in receipt of any school fee remission - They are required to complete and submit an application to the School. The Principal may consider the application on a case by case basis.

        Remarks:
        1. All applicant should submit the application for (A) and (B) for every single course or activity.
        2. The Form for Application is available in the General Office or can be downloaded from the School web-site.
        3. Application is accepted in January or June. Details will be informed via school circular.
    3. Life-wide Learning activities / learning trips
      1. For recipients of school fee remission- Students will enjoy the remission as shown in the following table. No extra application is required.
        Recipients of school fee remissionFee remission for Life-wide learning activities / learning trips
        100%100%
        75%75%
        50%50%
        25%25%
      2. For students not in receipt of any school fee remission - They are required to complete and submit an application to the School. The Principal may consider the application on a case by case basis.

         

  3. Other Subsides

    1. Textbooks / Transport / School Uniforms

      1. For recipients of school fee remission- Application is invited for every single expenses. The School FMTG will evaluate the assessment. The level of subsides are as shown in the following table:

        Recipients of school fee remissionRecipients of school fee remission
        100%100%
        75%75%
        50%50%
        25%25%
      2. For students not in receipt of any school fee remission - They are required to submit an application to the School. The school FMTG may consider the application on a case by case basis.
         

        Remarks:

        1. The applicant should submit the application in January or June for every single expenses. Details will be informed via school circular.

        2. Original invoices and receipts of the title of textbooks / transportation / school uniforms should be submitted for reimbursement.

    2. Emergency assistance fund
       

      The School has set up an Emergency Assistance Fund to provide school fee remission for families in urgentneed. This is to ensure students' education will not be affected by sudden financial difficulties in their families. There is no time limit for the application of the emergency assistance fund. Applicants, please contact class teachers for application when necessary.

       

      Remarks of Collection of Information
       

      All information collected for application for the two mentioned schemes will be kept confidential. Information collected is for the sole use of approval and filing. Applicants should provide detailed and authentic information. 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.

       

  4. Assessment and Appealing Mechanism

    1. The School Development Officer will confirm with the applicantwithin5 working days upon receipt of the application.

    2. All applications are assessed by Financial Management Task Group (FMTG) which is composed of the following members:

      1. Chairperson: Principal

      2. School representatives: Vice-principals, School Development Officer

      3. Admin representatives: Administrative Officer , Account Officer of School

    3. Applicants will be informed of the assessment result personally by the School Development Officer two weeks after the assessment procedure. The effective date of school fee remission will be the same month of the received application.

    4. All application forms and relevant finance documentswill be kept as account and administration record.

    5. Appealing Mechanism : Applicant may appeal to the Review Group in writing with supplementary document if he/she does not agree with the result of the assessment.Applicants will be informed of two months after the appeal.
      Members of the Review group - Supervisor, Principal and two IMC managers

       

  5. Dissemination

    1. The application forms and guidelines of coming school year will be uploaded on the school web-site in June.

    2. Parents are informed by school circular and during the P.1 Promotion Seminars about the scheme.

    3. For more details or enquiry of the Scheme, applicant may contact the School Development Officer, Mr Ho Lai Shun or the Administrative Officer, Mr Andy Lam at 22023922.


 

(HKUGA Primary School reserves the right for amendment of the Scheme)

 

September 2019