How to claim reimbursement of course fee under Continuing Education Fund?Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency
Reimbursement Procedures, Documents Required and Processing Time for Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Applicants are required to complete the “Continuing Education Fund Application Form” [SFO 313 (2020)] (Reference can be made to “Continuing Education Fund Guidance Notes for Application” [SFO 312_E (2020)].
(Note: Applicants should send the Application Form to the institution(s) / course provider(s) concerned for certification before submitting the application.)
Applicants have to submit copies of the following supporting documents:
*Note: Benchmark test / examination alone are not reimbursable under CEF. Eligible applicants can apply for fee reimbursement of benchmark test / examination only if his / her claim is accompanied with a claim on relevant CEF language proficiency course. Only the examination fee contributing to passing the specified benchmark examination at the specified (or higher) level can be reimbursed. Also, applicants must not have obtained any other public funds or assistance under any other publicly-funded financial assistance schemes for the same examination fee.
|Means of Submission|
Applicants can submit their paper-based applications to the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF) in person or by mail, or place their paper-based applications in the designated drop-in boxes. The date of receipt of the application by the OCEF will be taken as the date of application submitted.
Office of Continuing Education Fund:
** Note: The drop-in boxes will be re-located during non-office hours. Please contact the OCEF through the 24-hour hotline at 3142 2277 to confirm the location and the available time if you wish to submit your application to a drop-in box during non-office hours.
Application results will be issued within 6 weeks from the date of receipt of the application for existing CEF account holders or 8 weeks for applicants who submit an application for the first time, subject to the provision of complete and accurate information.
In case the CEF reimbursement has to be made to offset the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme loans borrowed by the applicant for paying the tuition fee for the same course, the processing time will be longer.
Regarding the Special Arrangements for the classes of CEF courses which were affected by the recent social incidents, please refer to the website of the Office of the Continuing Education Fund.