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08_5_Tuition Fee Exemption

Tuition fee exemption

The tuition fee exemption system of Kumamoto University currently has two pillars: the general quota, a general exemption system based on the academic achievement standards and the family finance standards, and Natural disaster special quota for households that have been affected by Natural disaster and have been subject to sudden changes in their family finances.
For a tuition fee exemption system for disaster-affected households in areas to which the Disaster Relief Act was applied due to a disaster, please contact the following contact desk.

●For tuition fees for second semester 2021 A.Y.:
For those who wish to apply for the exemption of tuition fees in the general quota, please download the application guidebook.
  " Application Guidebook for Tuition Fee Exemption in the 2021 Academic year " (pdf file 1.8MB)
 
1.Students eligible for the exemption of tuition fees

The tuition fee exemption system allows students who fall under any of the following items to be exempted from tuition fees after screening.

[ a ] A student who has difficulty paying tuition fees for economic reasons and has an excellent academic record
[ b ] A student who has extreme difficulty paying tuition fees because the chief economic supporter of the student’s (applicant’s) household has died, or the student (applicant) himself/herself or the chief economic supporter of his/her household has suffered damage from wind, flood, or other disaster within six months prior to the application for the exemption of tuition fees (within one year prior to admission to the university for newly enrolled students)

(Note) Even though students fall under the items described above, they are not eligible for exemption if they fall under any of the following items.

・A student who has already paid the tuition fees for the semester for which he/she wishes to apply for exemption
・A student who has repeated the same year without any special reasons, including illness and studying abroad
・A student who has stayed on for the time exceeding the shortest course term without any special reasons,
including illness and studying abroad
・A student who has been disciplined within six months before the start of the semester for which he/she applies for exemption or is being disciplined
 
2.Application procedures

Students who wish to apply for the exemption of tuition fees must submit the prescribed form and other necessary documents by the submission deadline set for each semester.  If you are applying for the tuition fee exemption (a whole year) in February, you do not need to re-apply for a tuition fee exemption for the second term (in the first half of August). (A whole year means to apply for the first and second terms together.) It is also possible to apply only for the second semester without applying for the year-round. (Application time: Scheduled for early August.) Only those who have not applied for the full year and wish to apply for the second semester tuition exemption, and those who have applied for the full year and have a change in their family or financial situation are eligible to apply.


〈Application forms〉
[ a ] Application Form for Exemption of Tuition Fees and a variety of forms.
[ b ] Other necessary documents
 
3.Screening method

Students who meet the academic achievement standards(PDF 87 KB) are screened based on the family finance standards(PDF 17 KB).
After the screening, those exempted from all or half of the tuition fees are selected.
However, since the exemption is made within the limits of the budget, the exemption may not be given to all students that meet the standards.

※The Tuition exemption will be screened for each of the first and second semester (first semester April-September, second semester October-March). The exemption results for the first semester will not be referred to the second semester.
 
4.Status of the implementation of exemption of tuition fees

The past status of the implementation of exemption of tuition fees is described here (PDF 43 KB).


Contact:
Economic Support Office,
Academic Affairs Division, Student Affairs Department

096-342-2126

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