http://sao.hsmc.edu.hk/student-finance-and-organizations/financial-assistance-schemes
http://sao.hsmc.edu.hk/student-finance-and-organizations/financial-assistance-schemes/fasp-nlsps
http://sao.hsmc.edu.hk/student-finance-and-organizations/financial-assistance-schemes/hsmcebs
http://sao.hsmc.edu.hk/student-finance-and-organizations/financial-assistance-schemes/hsmc-bursary-scheme
http://sao.hsmc.edu.hk/student-finance-and-organizations/financial-assistance-schemes/emergency-grant
http://sao.hsmc.edu.hk/student-finance-and-organizations/financial-assistance-schemes/faq

 Frequently Asked Questions 


For FASP and NLSPS Application 

  1. What should I fill in for the institution code and course code?

  • Please refer to the course coding sheets provided by the SFO and copy the institution code, institution course / programme name, SFO course code, SFO course description and annual total tuition fee.


  1. Is there any second round of submission period for current students?

  • Applications submitted later than the mass collection period in June will be treated as late submission. Applicants will have to submit their applications to SFO by themselves.


  1. Is there any deadline for the application of FASP and/ or NLSPS? 

  • Yes, the deadline of HSMC’s submission of current students’ 2014/15 application to SFO is set on 11 June 2014, while the deadline for newly-admitted students is set in mid-September, exact deadline will be announced in due course. Applications submitted after the deadline is treated as late applications and SFO reserved the rights to reject any unjustified late application.


  1. I was an HSMC Associate Degree student and will be a Degree student in the next academic year. Am I defined as current student or newly-admitted students? 

  • Since you will study in a new programme and have a new set of student ID number, you are defined as newly-admitted students. Please follow the submission deadline for newly-admitted students.


  1. How much is the maximum level of assistance under FASP and NLSPS?

  • The maximum level of assistance under FASP is made up of two components. They are tuition fees grant at annual tuition fees payable subject to a ceiling, academic expenses grant and living expenses loan. The ceiling of the annual tuition fee for the 2014/15 academic year is HK$71,580. The maximum amount of academic expenses grant and loan of 2014/15 are HK$4,940 and HK$42,520 respectively. The ceiling will be reviewed annually.

  • For students who apply for the NLSPS only, i.e. have not applied for assistance under the FASP or fail to obtain assistance under the FASP, may receive loan up to the annual tuition fees payable for the course under application. For students who apply for financial assistance under both the FASP and the NLSPS, the maximum financial assistance you may receive under these two schemes is capped at the annual tuition fees payable for the course under application, plus the maximum amount of academic expenses grant and living expenses loan of FASP.   If you obtain financial assistance under the FASP, the maximum amount of NLSPS loan will be up to the difference between the amount of financial assistance you may receive under the FASP and the maximum financial assistance you may receive under these two schemes, subject to the NLSPS loan maximum (equivalent to the tuition fees payable) not being exceeded. 

  • You may refer to the SFO's website for details.


  1. The FASP and/ or NLSPS financial assistance would be banked in to the College or to our own bank account?

  • The financial assistance will be credited to your designated bank account. You must be the sole holder of the account. Time deposit account, credit card account and foreign currency account will not be accepted for payment purpose.


  1. I do not have all the supporting documents in hand. Should I submit the application form until all documents are in hand?

  • No. Please submit your application form on or before the designated deadline. All the missing supporting documents should be stated in Table 7 in the application form. You are required to submit the missing supporting documents to SFO directly as soon as possible.