Government Financial Assistance Scheme (FASP/NLSPS)

Government Financial Assistance Scheme (FASP/NLSPS)

(For Full-time Local Undergraduate Students Only)

The Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) of the Hong Kong SAR Government provides two financial assistance schemes, namely Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary students (FASP) and Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS), to our local needy full-time students in the academic year 2024/25.

Financial Assistance Scheme Post-secondary Student (FASP) 專上學生資助計劃 [Means-tested] 

FASP provides tuition fees grant, academic expenses grant and living expenses loan to students. Successful FASP applicants may also be granted for the Student Travel Subsidy, Hostel Subsidy and Additional academic expenses grant for students with special educational needs.

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) 專上學生免入息審查貸款計劃 [Non-means-tested]

NLSPS provides loans to students to settle the annual tuition fee.

Application Method

Step 1:
All students are required to apply FASP/NLSPS via the E-submission Platform “SFO E-link”, no hardcopy of application form would be accepted.  Student may apply both FASP and NLSPS in the same academic year.

Step 2:
After completing the online application, students shall submit the duly signed declaration (for paper signing) and supporting documents required by the government’s SFO through uploading to the SFO E-link / by mail / by hand within seven calendar days from the date of submission of your application.

(If you submit your documents by mail, please ensure sufficient postage is paid and provide a return address on the back of the envelope.  Otherwise your mail may not be delivered to the SFO.)

Notes:

  1. Students who applied for the above schemes in the 2023/24 Academic Year and wish to receive financial assistance in the 2024/25 Academic Year (the upcoming academic year), have to apply for it again.
  2. For maintenance of the platform for e-submission of FASP / NLSPS applications and revision of the e-forms for 2025/26, the e-platform for FASP/NLSPS applications will be closed on 17 January 2025.
  3. Applicants are advised to submit their online applications as soon as practicable.

Application Deadlines

For HSUHK Current Students: 21 June 2024 (Fri)

For HSUHK New Students:

  • First Semester Intake- 27 September 2024 (Fri)
  • Second Semester Intake- 12 February 2025 (Wed)

Late applications beyond 17 January 2025 would only be processed for circumstances that are beyond the control of individual applicants, for instance, commencement dates of their study programmes fall after 17 January 2025 or individual applicants experienced serious financial hardship as a result of drastic change in family’s financial situation in recent months. Applicants who would like to submit a late application due to such circumstances have to provide documentary proofs to substantiate their claims.  

In any case, the SFO will not accept late applications for 2024/25 after 31 March 2025.

In case of doubt or discrepancy between the information provided on this websites and the government’s Student Finance Office (SFO), SFO’s version shall prevail.

Application Guidelines and Procedures for HSUHK Students

(Staff/ student log-in is required)

HSUHK Programmes Covered under FASP / NLSPS

For HSUHK students, there are 2 types of Course Coding Sheet (CCS). Details are as below:

  1. Degree Programmes (學士學位課程)
    Institution Code (院校編號): CB
    Applicable for year 1 entry students (適用於由一年級開始便已就讀恒大的同學).

  2. Top-up Degree Programmes (銜接學位課程)
    Institution Code (院校編號): TM
    Applicable for year-2 or year-3 entry students (適用於由二年級或三年級入讀恒大的同學).

Level and Calculation of Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary students (FASP)

The maximum level of assistance under FASP is made up of the following components:

  1. Tuition fees (TF) grant at annual tuition fees payable subject to a ceiling;
  2. Academic expenses (AE) grant; and
  3. Living expenses (LE) loan.

The ceilings will be reviewed annually.  Updated information will be announced on SFO’s website in due course.  If you would like to have a rough idea of your level of assistance, you may try the Financial Calculators (SFO E-link> Financial Calculators) provided at the SFO’s webpage.  

Additional Financial Assistance Resources from SFO (for successful FASP applicants, if applicable):

 

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)

The maximum amount of loan under NLSPS is the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year.  Please refer to SFO’s website for more details. 

Repayment

Students are advised to take note of the interest calculation and repayment arrangement of the two schemes and plan ahead.

Information on Loan Repayment:  [English version] / [Chinese version]

Useful Information

Guidance Notes

 Online Demonstration 

 Supplementary Information for FASP Applicants

Other Detailed Information

Enquiry

Student Finance and Resources Section

Student Affairs Office
Email: sfr@hsu.edu.hk
Phone: 3963 5560
Office: M603, 6/F, M Building, Yuen Campus, HSUHK 

Student Finance Office (SFO), Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency, HKSAR

24-hours hotline: 2802 2345
Email: wg_sfo@wfsfaa.gov.hk

SFO Enquiry Hotlines During Office Hours

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP): 2152 9000
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS): 2150 6222