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Poor students to have university fees waived

Update: December, 08/2015 - 10:00

HCM CITY (VNS) — All poor and near-poor students studying in universities, colleges and vocational schools will have fees waived and get other financial assistance under a recent decision approved by the Prime Minister.

The decision will take effect in the new year and benefit students whose families live below or close to the poverty.

High school graduates who lived in boarding schools for ethnic minorities, disabled students and those who live in ethnic minority, disadvantaged, border, or island regions are also eligible for the benefits.

The beneficiaries will also get financial assistance, including VND1 million (US$45) a year for buying essential things, VND200,000-300,000 for travelling, and VND150,000 for Tet (Lunar New Year). — VNS

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