Welcome to the website of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The WFSFAA is committed to providing dedicated financial assistance to needy families in Hong Kong, supporting children and youths receiving education and encouraging household members to stay in active employment
Through various student financial assistance schemes, covering students from pre-primary to post-secondary levels, we work to ensure that no students in Hong Kong will be denied access to education because of lack of means. We also encourage students to achieve excellence in their academic studies through a number of scholarships and merit awards schemes.
We are also responsible for implementing the Working Family Allowance (WFA) Scheme and the individual-based Work Incentive Transport Subsidy (I-WITS) Scheme. The WFA Scheme aims to encourage self-reliance and ease inter-generational poverty. The I-WITS Scheme helps low-income earners reduce their cost of travelling to and from work and encourages them to secure or stay in employment. We promote the schemes through this website and other channels.
Moreover, we are responsible for implementing the Caring and Sharing Scheme. The Scheme aims to share the fruits of our economic success with the community.
We have featured in our website a range of useful information to provide you with an overview of our organisation, policy objectives, activities and details of the student financial assistance and scholarship schemes, as well as general information of the WFA Scheme, the I-WITS Scheme and the Caring and Sharing Scheme.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will find it interesting and informative. We also welcome your suggestions and comments.
Mr Esmond Lee, JP
Head, Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency