週三 02 十二 2020

School Fee Remission Scheme

Needy students (Including those from families receiving the CSSA and students  receiving financial assistance provIded by the Student Finance Assistant Agency (SFAA)) can obtain the application form for the remission scheme from General Office and return the completed form to General Office before 1st August 2013 for 2013/14 school year (Insufficient documents will not be considered). For further details, please refer to Appendix 1.

 

 Appendix 1

Eligibility Criteria

-The student must study in our school.

-Applicants must submit the application for assessment of eligibility and pass the means test and levels of assistance.

  Application Procedures

-The application form can be obtained from the General Office.

-All data provided by the applicants in the application form must be supported by a copy of relevant documents. Insufficient information, misrepresentation and concealment of facts will lead to disqualification.

 

The Means Test and Levels of Assistance

-Our school will use the “Adjusted Family Income” (AFI) mechanism as the means test to assess the eligibility of a family for fee remission scheme and its assistance level.

-The AFI mechanism is based on the following formula:

AFI = Gross annual income of the family

Number of family members + (1)

 

  • Gross annual income of the family includes the annual income of the applicant 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) of the family.
  • 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. 

 

The AFI eligibility benchmarks for various levels of Fee Remission are listed in the table below. (Full or Half Fee Remission)Please note that the AFI is not the average monthly income of a family.

2013/14 school year - AFI Groups between(HK$)

Level of Fee Remission

0─32,534

Full (100%)

32,535 ─ 62,908

Half (50%)

62,908

Ineligible (Unsuccessful)

  

* AFI thresholds for full level of assistance for 3-member and 4-member families are $36,000 and $33,120 respectively in the year 2013/14. For 2-member single-parent families and 3-member single-parent families, they are regarded as 3-member families and 4-member families respectively for determining the AFI thresholds for full level of assistance and calculation of AFI.

 

 Types of incomes earned by the family both within and outside Hong Kong that should be reported are listed below for reference:


Items need to be reported

Items need not be reported

  • Salary (including the salary of applicant, spouse and unmarried child residing with the family for full-time, part-time or temporary job, Provident fund(excluding Mandatory Provident Fund contribution by employee))
  • Double pay/ Leave pay
  • Allowance (including housing / travel / meals / education / shift allowance, etc.)
  • Bonus/ Commission /Tips
  • Wages in lieu of notice of dismissal
  • Profit from business
  • Alimony
  • Contribution from children not residing with the family / relatives/ friends (including money or contribution of housing / water / electricity / gas or other living expenses)
  • Interests from fixed deposits, stocks, shares & bonds, etc.
  • Rental
  • Monthly pension/ Widow’s & children’s compensation.
  • Old age allowance
  • Disability allowance
  • Long service pay / Contract gratuity
  • Severance pay
  • Loans
  • Lump sum retirement gratuity / Provident fund
  • Inheritance
  • Charity donations
  • Comprehensive Social Security Assistance  
  • Retraining allowance/ Work Incentive Transport Subsidy
  • Insurance/ accident / injury indemnity
  • Mandatory Provident Fund contribution by employee