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Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)

Maximum Level of Loan Amount and Life-time Loan Limit

  • If you apply for the NLSPS loans only, i.e. have not applied for / have failed to obtain any financial assistance under the FASP, the maximum amount of loan you may receive under the NLSPS is the annual tuition fees payable for the course under application.
  • If you apply for financial assistance under both the FASP and the NLSPS, the maximum financial assistance you may receive under these two schemes is capped at the annual tuition fees payable for the course under application, plus the maximum amount of academic expenses grant and living expenses loan of FASP. If you obtain financial assistance under the FASP, the maximum amount of NLSPS loan will be up to the difference between the amount of financial assistance you may receive under the FASP and the maximum financial assistance you may receive under these two schemes, subject to the NLSPS loan maximum (equivalent to the tuition fees payable) not being exceeded.
  • With effect from the 2012/13 academic year, a combined life-time loan limit is imposed on students eligible for receiving loans under the NLSPS and the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT). The combined life-time loan limit for the 2020/21 academic year is HK$383,500. Read More
  • Loan(s) disbursed from the 2012/13 academic year and onwards will be counted towards the combined life-time loan limit, which is not of revolving nature and will not be reset by any repayments.
  • Eligible students who have exhausted their life-time loan limit for studying programmes for attaining their first degree-level study may make use of the Form in Part III of the NLSPS Application Guidance Notes [NLSPS/1B (2020)] to apply to use up to HK$100,000 of their life-time loan limit under the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). Such applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The SFO will consider factors such as whether the students are studying for their first degree-level study and the tuition fee level of the course, etc.
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