Deferral of Tuition Fee

1.     Eligibility

1.1    Students are eligible to apply for Deferral of Tuition Fee Payment if ALL of the following conditions are met:

(a)  Being a full-time Undergraduate student; and

(b)  Awaiting the results of the Government’s Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly Funded Programmes (“TSFS”), Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP), Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (“NLSFT”) or Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS).

1.2    Students who have not applied for the above Government schemes (TSFS, FASP, NLSFT or NLSPS) but wish to apply for deferral of tuition fee payment due to financial difficulty should follow the procedures on Special Application for Students with Emergency Needs as detailed in paragraph 3.3 below.

2.    Please note that no other fees except tuition fee can be deferred.

3.    Application for Deferral of Tuition Fee Payment

3.1     Online Application

Full-time Undergraduate students who satisfy the criteria as described in paragraph 1.1(a)&(b) above should apply for online deferral by accessing the BUniPort. Online deferral application would be accepted after 3 weeks upon receipt of TSFS, FASP, NLSFT or NLSPS application by Student Finance Office (“SFO”). For a demo on how to make an online application for deferral of tuition fee payment, please refer to the Finance Office’s website. Student should not submit manual application if deferral can be submitted and processed online.

3.2    Manual Application

Students who satisfy the criteria as described in paragraph 1.1(a)&(b) above but fail to apply for deferral online for any reasons should go through a manual application process as below:

For UGC-funded programme students
Please complete and submit application form “Manual Application for Deferral of Tuition Fee Payment” (Form Ref: DEF/001/FO) with relevant supporting documents to the Finance Office. The form can be downloaded from the Finance Office’s website here or be obtained by fax at the Finance Office 24-hour enquiry hotline 3411-2266 (select 2>9>4).

For non UGC-funded programme students
Please complete and submit application form “Manual Application for Deferral of Tuition Fee Payment” (Form Ref: DEF/001/FO) with relevant supporting documents to the Finance Office. This only applies to first deferral application of each tuition fee debit note. For further deferral application of the same tuition fee debit note, students should contact the respective department directly.

For more details, please refer to “Notes for Application of Deferral of Tuition Fee Payment” or “Chart version”.