Community Care Fund — Providing hostel subsidy for needy undergraduate students
- At its meeting on 9 April 2019, the Commission on Poverty approved that the Community Care Fund programme, namely the hostel subsidy for needy undergraduates, be extended for two academic years till 2020/21 along its existing parameters.
- In the 2019/20 academic year, the maximum rate of the hostel subsidy is $9,430 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 $9,430 per year / $4,715 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