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Applicants may view the video clipsfor details of the financial assistance schemes for primary & secondary students.


Payment Dates

Applicants who submitted application on or before 31 May 2024:

  • Applicants who have received School Textbook Assistance (TA) in the 2023/24 school year:  The Student Finance Office (SFO) will release the provisional TA and Subsidy Scheme for Internet Access Charges (SIA) in end July / August 2024 to eligible applicants.  When the Textbook Grant Rates for the 2024/25 school year are available, SFO will release the remaining subsidy amount of TA and Student Travel Subsidy (STS) in end October/ November 2024. Applicants submitting application online will receive the provisional TA and SIA earlier than those applicants using paper-based forms.
  • Other first-time applicants: After they return the Eligibility Certificate (EC) to school, SFO will release TA and SIA to eligible applicants from late October / November 2024. STS payment will also be arranged from late October/ November 2024 to eligible applicants.

Applicants who submitted application after 31 May 2024:

  • Notification of results and release of financial assistance will be at a later time, as they will only be processed after SFO finishes processing the applications received in May 2024 or earlier.  

Payment Arrangements

Financial assistance will be released by autopay to the bank account provided by applicants.  The legends “TA” (for School Textbook Assistance), “SIA” (for Subsidy for Internet Access Charges) or “STS” (for Student Travel Subsidy) will normally be shown in the bank passbook or bank statement to indicate the transactions.



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Last update: 3 Jun 2024
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