HCMC remits tuition fee to poor students

The city's Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has just sent its document to related agencies directing tuition fee exemption to students from families in poverty line and close to poverty line in the academic year 2014-2015.

Students enrolling in evening classes at a local continuing education center and a state-run school will be eligible for tuition fee exemptions.

Third child of poor families or children of families whose economic condition is close to poverty line will be exempted half of tuition fees.

In addition to being exempted half of tuition fee, third child of families in poverty line will receive financial support for studying expense of VND70,000 (US$ 3.28) per student per month.

This amount will be granted twice in nine months of an academic year.

By Khanh Binh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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