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Tuition Fee Subsidy Program for Children of Unemployed to Expire on March 31

To lighten the economic burden for the underprivileged families, the Department of Labor (DOL) has launched the tuition fee subsidy program for the second semester of the 2015 school year. The agency urges those out of jobs to apply for the subsidy before the program’s deadline on March 31.
DOL Commissioner Lai Hsiang-lin pointed out that individuals meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply for the financial aid:
-The applicant is domiciled in Taipei City (except for non-R.O.C. nationals or residents from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau married to Taipei citizens and permitted to work in Taiwan)
-Involuntary termination occurred between October 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.
-The applicant and his/her spouse have a combined household income of under NT$1.48 million for FY2014.
-The applicant has children attending high schools, vocational schools, colleges, or universities in Taiwan;
-The applicant has not received other forms of tuition subsidies or reduction from the government.
Children of unemployed workers will receive the subsidy based on the following rates:
-NT$5,000 for students attending public high schools and vocational schools
-NT$12,000 for students attending private high schools and vocational schools
-NT$12,000 for students attending public universities and colleges
-NT$26,000 for students attending private universities and colleges

DOL reminds applicants to submit the application form and required documents by registered mail to Department of Labor at 5F, No. 1, City Hall Road, Taipei. The application form can be downloaded at (http://bola.gov.taipei/)(Chinese).