Community Care Fund — Providing hostel subsidy for needy undergraduate students
- The Commission on Poverty (CoP) approved on 12 June 2014 the allocation of funds from the Community Care Fund (CCF) to provide a hostel subsidy for needy undergraduates to meet their hostel expenses for three academic years from 2014/15 to 2016/17. At its meeting held on 3 April 2017, the CoP agreed to extend the programme for two academic years from 2017/18 till 2018/19. The programme will continue to operate on its existing parameters.
- In the 2018/19 academic year, the maximum rate of the hostel subsidy is $9,180 a year.
- The subsidy is to be disbursed on a semester basis. The actual amount of subsidy receivable by each eligible undergraduate is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test. The basis for determining the subsidy payable will be the actual hostel fee payable (after deducting any other hostel subsidies or waivers) or $9,180 per year / $4,590 per semester, whichever is lower.
- For enquiries on eligibility criteria for the subsidy, please call 2152 9000.
For enquiries on payment arrangement, please call:
3102 3026/3102 3027 Payment Unit