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「專上學生資助計劃」

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for FASP in the 2019/20 academic year if you :

(1) are a registered full-time student, aged 30 or below (i.e. born on or after 1 September 1988);
(2) are engaged in full-time locally-accredited self-financing post-secondary education programmes at sub-degree (i.e. associate degree, higher diploma and/or professional diploma) level or degree level;
(3) have not accepted financial assistance under any other publicly-funded student financial assistance scheme (e.g. the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)) for the programme/course covered by the application in the same academic year; and
(4) 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 3 complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the course1.

(Remarks: This does not cover students holding –
  • student visas/entry permits;
  • visas /entry permits under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates; or
  • dependant visas/entry permits which were issued to them by the Director of Immigration when they were 18 years old or above.)
1 If you do not have the right of abode in Hong Kong (without the alphabet "A" beneath the Date of Birth field of the Hong Kong Identity Card), you should also provide a copy of your entry permits to Hong Kong, e.g. one-way permit/dependant visa, etc., with your applications.

Remarks

  1. Your eligibility is restricted to only one eligible full-time course in any one academic year.
  2. If you are eligible to apply for assistance under FASP in the 2019/20 academic year, you may also apply for subsidy under the Student Travel Subsidy (STS) Scheme. Please refer to Appendix II of Part III of the FASP Guidance Notes for details.
  3. If you are eligible to apply for assistance under FASP in the 2019/20 academic year, you are also eligible to apply for assistance under the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). The NLSPS provides non-means-tested loan(s) to students to meet tuition fees. For details of the NLSPS, pleases refer to NLSPS Guidance Notes.
  4. If there is change of your student status, you may no longer be eligible for the assistance under the FASP. Upon the change is confirmed, you should immediately notify the Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) in writing and be prepared for the repayment of the overpaid assistance, if any. 

 

Details and Enquiries

For details of the FASP, please visit the Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) homepage at : http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm.

SFO YouTube Channel for introduction of FASP & NLSPS

For enquiries (e.g. check progress of your application), you may contact relevant section of the SFO through mail, fax, email or phone call.

Address : 4/F, Trade and Industry Tower, 3 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, Kowloon

Office hours : Mon - Fri 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.; except public holidays

FASP enquiry number during office hours : 2152 9000 (General Enquiry); 2150 9000 (Application Processing Unit); 3755 3155 (Offer Calculation and Notification Unit); 3102 3027 / 3102 3026 (Payment Unit)

24-hour automated enquiry hotline : 2802 2345

Fax number : 2157 9520 (General Enquiry); 2157 9520 (Application Processing Unit); 2157 9532 (Offer Calculation and Notification Unit); 2511 2657 (Payment Unit)

E-mail address : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calculation of Financial Assistance

Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be eligible for a grant and/or loan ranged from 0% to 100% of the maximum grant/loan.

The maximum grant is derived from the tuition fee and academic expenses. It thus varies according to the course of studies pursued. On the other hand, the maximum loan is the same for all students and is intended to help towards students' living expenses.

As to what percentage of the maximum grant/loan an applicant may obtain, it is calculated according to a two-tier means-testing mechanism.

In the first tier (i.e. the income test), an Adjusted Family Income (AFI) is derived for the applicant by the following formula:

    Gross annual income of the family
AFI = ----------------------------------------------
    Number of family members + 1

(For single-parent families of 2 to 3 members, the "plus 1 factor" will be increased to 2)

The AFI will then be applied to a Ready Reckoner that sets out the percentage of the maximum amount of grant/loan in relation to each AFI group.

The amount of grant/loan derived from the income test will then be subject to the second tier asset test (i.e. the asset test), which involves an adjustment in accordance with the Asset Sliding Scale.

If you wish to obtain a rough estimate of the amount of assistance that you may receive, you may use the "Financial Calculator" on the "SFO E-link" for reference.

2019/20 Grant and Loan Entitlement for PolyU Students

The maximum level of financial assistance varies according to the course of studies pursued. The maximum level of financial assistance under FASP is made up of the following components:


(a) a grant for the annual tuition fee payable for the accredited programme subject to a ceiling of HK$84,230 for the 2019/20 academic year.


(b) academic expenses grant up to HK$5,810; and


(c) living expenses loan up to HK$51,470.


The ceilings for tuition fees grant, academic expenses grant and living expenses loan will be reviewed annually.

2019/20 PolyU Programmes under the FASP

If you are local full-time student enrolling in one of the following PolyU Programmes in 2019/20, you may be eligible to apply for FASP.

For completion of the FASP online application form, please refer to the Course Coding Sheet (Top-up Degreee Programmes).

Programmes
Top Up degree1
24460
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Hotel Management
24461
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism Management
24462
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Convention and Event Management
 
1 If you are not sure how many paid credits you will take in 2019/20, please clarify with your School before submitting the e-application.

Submitting Application for 2019/20

Eligible applicants can submit online application for the 2019/20 “Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)” via the online platform “SFO E-link – My Applications” (ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk). The official application deadline is 14 June 2019 (Fri).

Before filling in the e-application form, applicant can refer to the Online demonstration (https://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk/demo/en/fasp) for reference. Besides, Guidance Notes and documents related to the FASP can also be downloaded from the SFO webpage : https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/application/forms.htm

Late submission after the official deadline

Eligible applicants may try to submit late application for 2019/20 FASP via "SFO E-link - My Applications" (ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk) as soon as possible. However, late application may lead to late release of entitled assistance, if any, Also, the SFO will accord priority to those applications with complete information submitted on or before the deadline.

Submitting Required Document for 2019/20

After submitting online application form, you must submit the signed declaration and required supporting documents to the SFO within 7 days by one of the following methods:

1. online upload via “SFO E-link – My Applications” - ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk (file in PDF or JPEG format, max capacity 20 MB - about 50 pages of black and white A4 size paper. If you have more than 50 pages of documents, instead of uploading the documents partially, they are encouraged to adopt other means to submit the documents in one go.); or
2. by post or by hand to the government's Student Finance Office (SFO) - 12/F, One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre, 1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon (Attn: Applications Team (FASP)).
(Underpaid mail items will not be accepted. If you submit your supplementary information by post, please ensure sufficient postage is paid and provide a return address on the back of the envelope. Otherwise, your mail may not be delivered to the SFO. For details and calculation of postage rates, please visit the Hong Kong Post’s website: http://www.hongkongpost.hk/eng/postage/index.htm.)
 

Reminder

(1) In case there is / are supporting document(s) not yet available, you must fully state in the Step 12 “Information / Supporting Document(s) Not Yet Available”. Once the said document(s) is/are available, you must take the initiative to submit it/them immediately to the SFO by fax / mail / in person.
(2) Plesae note that at the time of submitting application, if you fail to report / attach the required information / supporting documents in / to your application form, and the information / supporting document is only reported / provided upon the SFO’s enquiry, this would be treated as a misrepresentation and/or omission in your application.
(3) Any misrepresentation or omission may lead to rejection of your application(s) and / or full recovery of financial assistance already offered. You and your family members may also be prosecuted.
(Reference : FASP - Importance of Providing True and Complete Information)

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Extracted from 2019/20 FASP Guidance Notes, pages 87-94 (Part III - Appendix IX)

「專上學生資助計劃」  

申請資格

在2019/20學年,要符合下列申請資格,才可申請「專上學生資助計劃」:

(1) 你須為30歲或以下 (即於1.9.1988或以後出生)的註冊全日制學生;
(2) 你正修讀經本地評審的全日制自資副學位 (即副學士學位、高級文憑及 / 或專業文憑) 或學位程度的專上課程;
(3) 你不曾在同一學年就「專上學生資助計劃」申請書所填報的課程接受其他由公帑資助的學生資助計劃 (如持續進修基金) 所發出的資助;以及
(4) 擁有香港特別行政區居留權,或在開始修讀有關課程前,你或你的家庭已連續在香港居住滿三年1

(備註:這並不包括 -
  • 持香港學生簽證 / 進入許可證的留學生;
  • 持非本地畢業生留港/回港就業安排簽證 / 進入許可證的人士;或
  • 持由香港入境事務處處長簽發的受養人簽證 / 進入許可證來港而獲發簽證時已年滿18歲或以上的人士。)
1 假如你沒有香港居留權 (即香港身份證出生日期一欄下方沒有英文字母"A"),你必須在遞交申請時一併提供進入香港的許可證明文件副本,例如單程證 / 受養人簽證等。


附註

1. 你只可於同一學年內,就一個符合資格的全日制課程申請資助。
2. 若你在2019/20學年合符資格申請「專上學生資助計劃」,你亦可同時申請學生車船津貼。詳情請參閱申請指引第三部份的附錄 (二) 內。
3. 若你在2019/20年合資格申請「專上學生資助計劃」,你亦同時合符資格申請「專上學生免入息審查貸款計劃」。「專上學生免入息審查貸款計劃」提供無需入息及資產審查的貸款,以協助申請人繳付學費。有關「專上學生免入息審查貸款計劃」詳請,請參閱該計劃的申請指引)。
4. 假如你的學生身份有變,你可能不再合資格獲取「專上學生資助計劃」的資助。在確定變更後,你必須立即書面通知「學生資助處」及準備退還多付給你的資助 (如適用)。

詳情及查詢

有關「專上學生資助計劃」的詳情,請參閱「在職家庭及學生資助事務處」轄下的「學生資助處」網頁 https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/tc/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

學資處YouTube 頻道介紹「專上學生資助計劃」及「專上學生免入息審查貸款計劃」

如有疑問(例如查詢申請進度),可以信件、電郵、傳真或致電「學生資助處」有關組別查詢:

地址:九龍啟德協調道 3 號 工業貿易大樓 4 樓

辦公時間:星期一至星期五上午8 45分至下午1時及下午2時至545分;公眾假期除外

辦公時間內的查詢電話:2152 9000 (一般查詢) ; 2150 9000 (專上學生資助計劃 – 處理申請組處); 3755 3155 (資助計算及通知組); 3102 3027 / 3102 3026 (資助發放組)

24小時電腦對話查詢熱線:2802 2345

圖文傳真號碼:2157 9520 (一般查詢) ; 2157 9520 (專上學生資助計劃 – 處理申請組處); 2157 9532 (資助計算及通知組); 2511 2657 (資助發放組)

電子郵址 : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

資助計算方式

同學是否可獲得助學金及 / 或貸款,乃視乎你的家庭經濟狀況而定。你可以獲得最高助學金額或貸款額由0%至100%不等。

至於申請人可以獲得的最高助學金額或貸款額百分比,是根據一層入息審查及一層資產審查計算出來。

第一層入息審查是運用以下公式,計算出申請人的「調整後家庭收入」:

家庭全年總收入
調整後家庭收入 = -------------------------------
家庭成員人數 + 1

(如屬二至三人的單親家庭,公式中分母的「1」會增加至「2」)

然後參照「調整後家庭收入」計算便覽 ,找出所屬的組別可得的最高助學金額或貸款額百分比,換算出經第一層審查後可得的款額。

經第一層審查得出的助學金額或貸款額,須經第二層審查(即資產審查),根據資產值按比例計算表,按你家庭成員所擁有的資產淨值作進一步調減。

若你想大約估計你可能獲得的資助額,可採用 「學資處電子通」 的 2019/20「財務試算機」作參考。 

2019/20 理大同學的最高資助金額

最高資助金額是根據學生修讀的課程而定。在專上學生資助計劃下,最高的資助金額包括:

(a) 應繳的學費助學金,但設有上限。2019/20學年的學費助學金上限為港幣84,230元;
(b) 學習開支助學金,2019/20學年最高金額為港幣5,810元; 及
(c) 生活費貸款,2019/20學年最高金額為港幣51,470元。

2019/20「專上學生資助計劃」包括的理大課程

假如你是本地同學,並於2019/20就讀以下其中一個全日制自資課程,你可能合符資格申請「專上學生資助計劃」。

同學可參考課程編號一覽表「銜接學位課程」以便填寫申請表格。

課程
銜接學位 1 24460
酒店業管理(榮譽)理學士
24461
旅遊業管理(榮譽)理學士
24462
會展管理(榮譽)理學士
1 假如你不確定自己於2019/20學年俢讀的付費學分,請在遞交網上表格前先與你所屬學院釐清。

遞交2019/20表格

「專上學生資助計劃」(簡稱FASP) 的合資格申請人可透過網上平台「學資處電子通 - 我的申請」(ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk) 遞交電子申請,截止申請日期為2019年6月14 (星期五)

在填寫網上表格前,同學可於這平台參閱網上示範(https://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk/demo/tc/fasp)。另外,「專上學生資助計劃」申請指引及有關文件,也可於學資處網頁下載:https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/tc/postsecondary/fasp/application/forms.htm


逾期申請

「符合申請資格的同學可嘗試經由網上平台「學資處電子通 - 我的申請」(ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk) ,儘早遞交遲交申請。但是,逾期申請可能會延誤資助發放,「學生資助處」也會優先處理截止日期或之前提交了完整資料的申請。

遞交2019/20所需文件

你在遞交網上申請表後,需於七天內以下列方法遞交已簽署聲明書及證明文件
1. 透過網上平台上載(只適用於文件頁數較少個案 - 檔案必須以PDF或JPEG格式儲存及不可超過20MB (約50頁黑白A4紙) (如你所需上載的文件多於50頁,請選擇其他方法一次過遞交)或
2. 郵寄或親身遞交往政府「學生資助處」- 九龍旺角道1號 旺角道壹號商業中心12樓 (經辨人: 申請處理分組 (專上學生資助計劃 ))(學資處不會接收郵資不足的信件。假如以郵寄方式遞交證明文件,請確保郵件已付足夠郵費,並於信封背面寫上回郵地址。否則你的郵件未必可送達至學資處。查詢 郵費詳情,請瀏覽香港郵政網頁:http://www.hongkongpost.hk/chi/postage/index.htm)

備忘

(1) 倘若你在遞交申請書時沒有申報/提供所需資料 / 證明文件,而有關資料/證明文件是在學生資助處查詢後才申報 / 提供,你的申請會被視作誤報或漏報資料處理。
(2) 如有暫未能提供的文件,緊記在申請表格「暫時未能提供的資料 / 證明文件」欄內列明並簽署作實。當所述文件備妥,必須立即傳真 / 郵寄 / 親身送交學生資助處。
(3) 漏報誤報資料,或提供虛假證明文件,申請人本年度及往年的申請資格可能被取消及或被要求全數歸還已發放的資助,申請人及 / 或其家人更可能被檢控 (參考:申報完整資料的重要性)。

遇的問題及答案

 
節錄自 2019/20申請指引」第77 - 83頁 (第三部份附錄())