What financial assistance are available for Diploma Yi Jin students?
Full-time or Part-time Diploma Yi Jin students can obtain 30%, 50% or 100% reimbursement of the tuition fees paid if they fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria after the end of each school year.
In the 2020/21 school year, full-time DYJ students who pass the means test administrated by the Student Finance Office (SFO) and are assessed as eligible for full or half level of assistance will also be disbursed with the flat-rate academic expense grant automatically. Separate application is not required. The amount of flat-rate academic expense grant is on par with the flat-rate grant receivable by primary and secondary students under the School Textbook Assistance Scheme.
[Reimbursement of 30% Tuition Fees Paid]
Both full-time and part-time eligible DYJ students will receive reimbursement of 30% of the tuition fees paid for each satisfactorily completed subject, provided that they attained an overall pass in the subject and achieved 80% attendance or above for the subject as confirmed by the institutions.
The subjects must be essential for the completion of the DYJ programme, and under the programme a student can only receive tuition fee reimbursement for a maximum of 8 subjects.
The reimbursement is subject-based. Students who have failed in individual subjects are still eligible for tuition fee reimbursement for the other subjects in respect of which they have attained an overall pass.
[Full/Half Fee Reimbursement]
To further assist needy DYJ students who meet the criteria described above, 50% or 100% reimbursement of the tuition fees paid for each satisfactorily completed subject will be made, provided that the student has:
1. passed the means test;
2. obtained an Eligibility Certificate (EC) issued by the SFO indicating that he / she is eligible for "FULL" or "HALF" level of assistance; and
3. submitted the completed EC to his / her institution for verification of the student’s enrolment information.
- In general, the SFO will not accept any Household Application for Student Financial Assistance Schemes for the 2020/21 school year submitted on or after 1 March 2021.
- If applicants need to apply for fee reimbursement on or after 1 March 2021 for their children attending part-time DYJ courses commencing during the period from 1 March 2021 to 31 May 2021, they should approach relevant institutions for details of the application procedures and the deadlines. They should also submit application documents to the institutions, for onward submission to the SFO for processing.
Please visit Student Finance Officer website for details.