Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)
Applicants who pass both the income test and the asset test will be offered grant and/or loan. The maximum level of financial assistance under FASP is made up of the following components:
tuition fees grant at annual tuition fees payable subject to a ceiling. The ceiling for the 2020/21 academic year is $87,010;
academic expenses grant. The maximum amount of academic expenses grant of the 2020/21 academic year is $6,000; and
living expenses loan. The maximum amount of loan of the 2020/21 is $53,070.
The ceilings of the above assistance will be reviewed annually.
You may be eligible to apply for the assistance under FASP if you:
are a registered full-time student, aged 30 or below (i.e. born on or after 1 September 1989);
are 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;
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.
Submit Application (for 2020/21 academic year)
You can submit online application via "SFO E-link - My Applications" (http://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk) starting from 4 May 2020. After submitting online application form, you must submit the signed declaration and the required supporting documents to the SFO (Address: 12/F., One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre, 1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon) within 7 days. Please note that you have to fill in the corresponding SFO Course Code with reference to the Course Coding Sheet at the Student Finance Office's website.
Deadline for Application:
Continuing Students: 26 June 2020 (Fri)
New Students: To be announced later
Please click here for the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.
Details and application submission through on-line upload of FASP are available at the Student Finance Office's homepage. Should you have any questions about the scheme, you may contact the Student Finance Office at 2152-9000 (during office hours)/ 2802-2345 (24-hour), address: 4/F, Trade and Industry Tower, 3 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, Kowloon or the Student Affairs Office (Tel: 2768-6636/ 2768-6730; Email: email@example.com).
# Locally-accredited programmes refer to those included in the “Register of Locally-accredited Programmes” recognised by the Secretary for Education. For the 2019/20 academic year, only programmes which have been included in the Register on or before 31 December 2019 will be covered by FASP. Please refer to the Course Coding Sheet which lists out the programmes covered under FASP and their course codes. Please approach the relevant institutions for more information about the programmes. You may also visit the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes.
Maintained by: Student Affairs Office( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Modified Date: May 04, 2020