Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fee Remission Scheme
Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fee Remission Scheme

Method of Assessment

The Means Test
  • All applications are subject to means test. To qualify for the whole-day rate of fee remission for children receiving whole-day child care services (i.e. groups aged 0-2 and 2-3), the applicant's family must also pass the 'social needs' test during the same assessment period. Read More
  • The SFO will use the Adjusted Family Income (AFI) mechanism as the means test to assess the applicants’ eligibility and level of assistance. The AFI mechanism is based on the following formula:
    AFI equals to Gross annual income of the family divided by number of family members plus one
  • 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 contributions from relatives / friends if applicable.
  • The members of a family normally refer to the applicant, his / her spouse, the unmarried child / children residing with the family and the dependent parent(s) who are supported by the applicant and / or his / her spouse. Read More
  • 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.
Level of Assistance
  • There are three levels of fee remission, namely 100%, 75% and 50%. The AFI eligibility benchmarks for 100%, 75% and 50% fee remission are as follows:
    AFI eligibility benchmarks
    AFI Groups (HK$) Level of Assistance
    0 to 41,360 Full remission (100%)**
    41,361 to 50,664 3/4 remission (75%)
    50,665 to 79,976 1/2 remission (50%)
    Over 79,976 Ineligible (applications not successful)

    ** AFI thresholds for full level of assistance for 3-member and 4-member families are $50,071 and $46,066 respectively in the 2021/22 school year. 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 calculation of AFI and level of assistance.
Medical Expenses Incurred by Family Member(s) with Chronic Illness
  • Only the medical expenses incurred by the applicant or his/her family member who is chronically ill or permanently incapacitated are deductible. Applicant should provide the relevant medical receipts for the period 1.4.2020 to 31.3.2021. The 2021/22 academic year maximum amount of deductible medical expenses is $21,670.
STEP 2 General Information

Amount of Fee Remission