Student Support
Schemes Offered by the Government or External Organizations

Student Financial Assistance for the School Year 2023-2024



Financial Assistance Schemes for Secondary Students

  • The School Textbook Assistance (TA) Scheme
  • The Student Travel Subsidy (STS) Scheme
  • The Subsidy Scheme for Internet Access Charges (SIA)

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Grantham Maintenance Grants 2023-2024

  • Provides maintenance grants to Secondary 4 / Senior Secondary 1 to Secondary 6 / Senior Secondary 3 students who are in financial need as assessed under a means test.
  • Full-time students who are in financial need and NOT currently receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance from the government

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Working Family Allowance (WFA) Scheme

  • Under the WFA Scheme, a household meeting the working hour requirements, income and asset limits may apply for a Basic Allowance, Medium Allowance or Higher Allowance. Each eligible child may also be eligible for a Child Allowance. Depending on the household income, the allowances may be granted at full rate, 3/4 rate or half rate.

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Sing Tao Charitable Foundation Students’ Loan Fund: Emergency Loan 2023-24

  • The Fund aims at assisting, by means of interest-free loans, worthy and needy students to pursue studies recommended by Secondary schools approved by the Education Bureau (Senior Secondary 1 / Secondary 4 - Senior Secondary 3 / Secondary 6 classes)

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