Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (NLS)
Tax Deduction for Expenses of Self-Education
Continuing Education Fund
The Continuing Education Fund (CEF) is a government initiative to subsidize adults with learning aspirations in pursuing continuing education and training courses. The Putonghua programmes for native Chinese speakers offered by CUHK-CLC are eligible for the reimbursement. Applicants who fulfilled the following requirements are entitled to 80% refund on course fee with a ceiling of HK$10000 per course:
(i) To get a pass grade within 2 years from one of the CEF recognized Putonghua examinations.
(ii) Complete the course and attain a minimum of 70% in attendance.
(iii) Settle all the tuition fee and application admin procedures 14 days before course starts.
For details, please visit CEF home page at www.sfaa.gov.hk/cef/test.htm or call CEF hotline at 3142 2277
Loan Scheme (NLS)
The Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (NLS) is administered by the HKSAR Government Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA). Students pursuing self-financing, local award-bearing programmes (Foundation Certificate, Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programmes) offered by CUHK-CLC are eligible for assistance under the scheme. The maximum financial assistance under the NLS is equivalent to the total tuition fees payable to CLC.
Please note that only those with right of abode in Hong Kong are eligible for this scheme. Student visa holder is not accepted. The loan is interest-bearing and a strict repayment scheme applies.
For more information, please visit website of SFAA at www.sfaa.gov.hk/eng/schemes/nlss.htm or contact SFAA at 2150 6222.
Tax Deduction for
Expenses of Self-Education
Students pursuing a course at CUHK-CLC to gain or maintain qualifications for use in either the current or a planned employment are eligible to apply for the tax deduction in respect of the course (tuition fee, textbooks and materials, examination fees etc.). Students should take good care of the official receipt and submit together if requested in the annual tax return exercise with Inland Revenue Department. The upper limit for amount deduction, depends on fiscal year, is HK$40,000 to HK$60,000 per year.
For more information, please visit website of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) at www.ird.gov.hk/eng/faq/see.htm or call IRD 24-hour Hotline at 187 8088.