- Under normal circumstances (except financial assistance for pre-primary students), the SFO will not accept any “Household Application for Student Financial Assistance Schemes” submitted on or after 1 March 2022. The SFO may give special consideration to cases with exceptional circumstances. The application deadlines for individual financial assistance schemes are listed below :
- School Textbook Assistance Scheme: Applicants should submit their “Household Application Form for Student Financial Assistance Schemes” to the SFO on or before 31 October 2021. Otherwise, School Textbook Assistance will generally not be released even if they can pass the means test and meet the eligibility criteria.
- Student Travel Subsidy Scheme: For applicants who submit their “Household Application Form for Student Financial Assistance Schemes” on or after 1 November 2021, pass the means test and meet the eligibility criteria, payment of Student Travel Subsidy (if applicable) to the successful student-applicants may be effected from the date of receipt of application or the date of admission of the student-applicants to school (or the date of cessation of CSSA for students previously in receipt of CSSA), depending on the circumstances of individual cases.
- Subsidy Scheme for Internet Access Charges: For applicants who submit their “Household Application Form for Student Financial Assistance Schemes” at a date on or after 1 February 2022 (i.e. in the latter half of the 2021/22 school year), partial payment of SIA may be made to the successful applicants provided that the applicants can pass the means test and meet the eligibility criteria.
- Diploma Yi Jin Fee Reimbursement / Fee Reimbursement (Financial Assistance Scheme for Designated Evening Adult Education Courses): If applicants need to apply for student financial assistance on or after 1 March 2022 for their children attending courses that commence during the period from 1 March 2022 to 31 May 2022, they should approach relevant institutions for details of the application procedures and deadlines. They should also submit application documents to the institutions for onward submission to the SFO for processing.