Fee Remission Scheme

It is our strong belief that no student should be denied admission to St. Paul’s College / St. Paul’s College Primary School due to financial difficulties. There will be a generous fee remission scheme provided by the College to assist families requiring financial help.

(A) SCHOOL FEES

The annual School fee for St. Paul’s College Primary School 2019–2020 is $30,000.

(B) BASIC CRITERIA FOR FEE REMISSION

Four categories of Fee Remission are available: 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% depending on the Reckoner.

For those eligible families having more than one child attending the Primary Section/Secondary Section of St. Paul’s College, the percentage of fee remission for the additional child (or children) set out above would be increased by 25% (limiting to a maximum of 100%).

If the value of the family’s net assets (excluding the asset value of self-owned or co-owned property for dwelling) exceeds $400,000, 2% of the excess amount will be added to the applicant’s total average monthly adjusted family income.

Applicants receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) will be granted full school fee remission.

Applicants receiving financial assistance provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) can also apply for the Fee Remission. School fee remission will be provided for applicants in the level of assistance not less than that calculated according to the assessment mechanism used by the SFAA.

(C) APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Parents/guardians who wish to benefit from the Fee Remission Scheme must submit the completed application form together with copies of the required documents, not later than a date to be notified. All information provided in the application form and the supporting documents submitted are subject to strict verification. (Please download the detailed scheme from our School website or collect it from the School Office.)


(D) CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION

The completed application form and supporting documents must be returned to the School Office on or before a date to be notified.

(E) The above rules and policies will be reviewed from time to time.

(F) BURSARY SCHEME

The Bursary Scheme aims to assist students receiving school fee remission by providing financial aid to defray the cost of learning or attending activities organised/approved by the School. The maximum subsidy for each student is HK$8,000 per academic year paid by two instalments. Students receiving the school fee remission may also apply for reimbursement of school bus fare twice a year. The actual amount of both subsidies depends on the level of school fee remission approved. The details are as follows:

Level of Fee Remission per academic year Amount of subsidy per academic year (HK$) ※ (Along with the approved Fee Remission without additional application) Subsidy of school bus fare (HK$)
(Please keep all receipts and apply for the refund every January and June)
FULL 8,000 (After deducting the Student Travel Subsidy from Government Scheme)
FULL SUBSIDY
3/4 6,000
HALF 4,000 (After deducting the Student Travel Subsidy from Government Scheme)
HALF SUBSIDY
1/4 2,000
※ Subject to revision annually

(G) Any student whose family is experiencing financial hardship due to sudden and unforeseen circumstances arising during a school year may, at any time, apply to the School for remission. The School may offer a special remission to these families on compassionate grounds.

(H) The applicant has the right to appeal for failed or disagreed percentage of fee remission applications. Such appeals should be made in writing to the School Head.

(I) For enquiries, please call 3710-1777 during office hours.


RECKONER


  1. This Reckoner is adopted in assessing the eligibility of students for Fee Remission for the 2019/2020 school year. Points will be awarded on two aspects ― family income and dependants.
  2. The Point System^
    1. Average Monthly Adjusted Family Income

      AVERAGE MONTHLY ADJUSTED FAMILY INCOME MEANS:
      Applicant family’s total salary, allowances and other income received or receivable during the period from 1st April, 2018 to 31st March, 2019† divided by 12
      PLUS
      2% of the excess amount if the family’s net asset exceeds $400,000 (excluding the net asset value of their dwelling)
      LESS
      Monthly rental (for dwelling only), or monthly mortgage repayment (for dwelling only), subject to a maximum of $14,000.
      ^ This Point System is subject to revision by the School.
      †Annual income of the family includes the annual income of the applicant and the spouse; 30% of the annual income of unmarried children residing with the family if applicable; and the contributions from relatives/friends if applicable.

      Average Monthly Adjusted Family Income (HK$) Point
      0 – 20,000 20
      20,001 – 24,000 16
      24,001 – 28,000 12
      28,001 – 32,000 8
      32,001 – 36,000 6
      36,001 – 40,000 4
      40,001 – 42,000 2
      42,001 – 44,000 0
      44,001 – 46,000 -1
      46,001 – 52,000 -2
      52,001 – 58,000 -3
      > 58,000 *Not eligible

      * Applicants whose average monthly adjusted family income exceeds the ceiling (i.e. HK $58,000) are not eligible for any assistance under this scheme. However, for applicants in this income range with extenuating situations, special consideration may be given on compassionate ground.
    2. Single-parent family

        Point Score
      Single-parent family 2
    3. Dependants#
      Dependant Point Score for Each Dependant
      Applicant’s spouse 1
      Dependent parent 1
      Dependent children
      (including student-applicant):
      Attending the Primary Section/Secondary Section of St. Paul’s College 3
      Attending full-time senior secondary course (S4 – S6) and full time Project Yijin or equivalent 2
      Receiving full-time education up to first degree [including pre-primary education, primary to junior secondary education (P1 – S3), VTC, IVE, post-secondary course, etc] 1
      Attending evening/part-time/special training courses OR not attending schools Under 18 (D.O.B. on/after 1.9.2001) Over 18 (D.O.B before 1.9.2001)
      1 0

      # Dependants in receipt of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (excluding Old Age Allowance and Disability Allowance) are not eligible for any point score.
  3. Level of Assistance
    Point Score Rate of remission
    20 or above 100%
    13 to 19 75%
    8 to 12 50%
    1 to 7 25%
    Below 1 NIL
Appendix:
1. APPLICATION FORM FOR FEE REMISSION
2. WORKED SAMPLES
3. FEE REMISSION CALCULATOR