Fee Remission Scheme (2016-2017)

Home / Fee Remission Scheme (2016-2017)

Fee Remission Scheme(2016-2017)

The School offers a fee remission scheme for needy students (including those from families receiving the Comprehensive
Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and students receiving financial assistance provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA)).Subject to the availability of funds in the fee remission/scholarship scheme, the School will offer fee remission
to needy students.Applications are normally made before the commencement of a school year,but exceptional circumstances
(such as a family member contracting chronic illness which requires expensive medical fees, sudden and drastic changes to
the family’s financial situation, etc) would warrant special consideration and suitable arrangements.

Needy students should apply for fee remission through their parents or legal guardians, and depending on the gross annual
income of the students’ family, different levels of fee remission, capped at full fee cut (100%), can be provided.

 

Level of Fee RemissionSchool Fees Payable per year
Full (100%)Nil
Three-Quarters (75%)25% of the school fee
Half (50%)50% of the school fee
Quarter  (25%)70% of the school fee

Fee Remission Means Test

(Reference will be made to the SFAA’s definitions, standards and requirements for the interpretation of the terms used)
The School will make reference to the applicant family’s Gross Annual Income and the number of family members when
considering the fee remission application. Please refer to Table 1: “Level of Fee Remission” below which shows the different
ranges of Gross Annual Income and the corresponding fee remission level.

Fee Remission Application Procedures

Application forms will be distributed to ALL students when they are offered a school place. Parents or legal guardians of
students who wish to apply for fee remission should fill in the application forms according to the guidelines given and submit
the requested documents together with the completed application forms on or before the application deadline stated on the
form.

Application period

The School will receive applications as soon as an applicant has accepted the School’s offer of a school place.

Notification of fee remission application results

The School will notify the applicants of the results by mail within 30 days from the application deadline provided that all required information and documentary evidence have been received by the School.

Discretionary Fee Remission Scheme (2016-2017)

Siblings Discretionary Fee Remission
The School will provide fee remission for families with 2 or more daughters studying at the secondary section in the same
school year. If an applicant family has:
a)      one daughter studying in the aided section and one daughter studying in the DSS section in the same school year:

Daughter ADaughter BRemission Type
AidedDSSHalf Fee (Tong Fai) For Dayghter A

b)      more than 1 daughter studying in the DSS section in the same school year.

Daugther
A
Daughter BCalculation of Fee remission
DSSDSSDaughter A: the original number of family members applies in Table 1: “Level of Fee Remission”
Daughter B: an incremental “plus one” factor is applied to the number of family members when calculating the level of fee remission from Table 1: “Level of Fee Remission”.
Example: In a family of 4 with 2 daughters attending the DSS section of the secondary school, in determining the eligibility of Daughter A for fee remission, the applicant should refer to the row of 4 family members; while for Daughter B, the number of family members would be adjusted to 4 + 1, hence the applicant should refer to the row of 5 family members for Daughter B

Living Expenses Subsidy
Students eligible for full (100%), three-quarters (75%) or half (50%) fee remission who are in financial difficulties may apply
for living expenses subsidies which will be granted in suitable cases for up to 10 months in an academic year. Eligible
students will be provided with details upon successful application of full (100%), three-quarters (75%) or half (50%) fee remission.

Emergency Discretionary Fee Concessions
Families in sudden financial hardship can apply for emergency discretionary fee concessions all year round whenever
necessary, and need not wait until the prescribed application period for the normal fee remission application period.

Discretionary Fee Concessions (Long Term Medical Expenses)
Families bearing the long-term medical expenses of its own household member or the parents’ next-of-kin without any
public funding support may also make applications to the school for discretionary fee concessions.

Discretionary Fee Remission Application Procedures

Applicants can obtain application forms for Siblings Discretionary Fee Remission, Emergency Discretionary Fee
Concessions and Discretionary Fee Concessions (Long Term Medical Expenses) from the school office.
Application forms for (2) Living Expenses Subsidy will be provided to eligible students who have successfully applied
for full (100%), three-quarters (75%) or half (50%) fee remission.

Parents or legal guardians of students who wish to apply for discretionary fee remission should fill in the application
forms according to the guidelines given and submit the requested documents together with the completed application
forms on or before the application deadline stated in the forms.

Notification of fee remission application results

The School will notify the applicants of the results by mail within 30 days from the date that all required information and
documentary evidence have been received by the School.

Fee Remission Application Appeal Mechanism

An applicant can appeal to reconsider her case if she has sufficient justifications for being unsatisfied with the results.
Her appeal must be submitted to the School within one month from the date of the notification. All appeals (except for
those concerning Emergency Discretionary Fee Concessions and Discretionary Fee Concessions (Long Term Medical
Expenses),which will be referred to the School Management Committee for review) will be dealt with by an Appeal Panel whose members consist of School Management Committee members and independent third parties.

The School will conduct random checks to verify the details of applications and to ensure the funds are
properly used.

The School Management Committee reserves the right to amend the details of the scheme from time to time.

Application Form and Self Assessment Platform of fee remission

General Enquiries (Fee Remission Scheme)

Miss Doreen Wong
Tel: 2711 0862 (Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Email: hys-mail2@hys.edu.hk