Students may now apply for financial assistance under the Local Student Finance Scheme and the Non-means Tested Loan Scheme. The Student Financial Assistance Agency said institutions covered for both schemes were: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Lingnan College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Technical College (Chai Wan), Hong Kong Technical College (Tsing Yi), Prince Philip Dental Hospital (General Diploma Course in Dental Technology), and Hong Kong Institute of Education (full-time pre-service two-year course or other recognised course). Full-time students of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts doing recognised courses are also eligible. Full-time students may apply for both schemes for the first time this year. Applicants should have right of abode in Hong Kong or have resided in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years prior to starting the course. Current students of the above-mentioned institutions can now obtain application forms from their institutions and return them for processing. Deadline for application for current students is April 30. For the Hong Kong Institute of Education it is June 27. For postgraduate students the deadline is one month after the course starts and no later than March 31, 1999. Applicants for the student finance scheme must make sure they provide the information in full and submit all supporting documents together with their applications. Inquiries should be addressed to the Student Financial Assistance Agency, 9/F, National Mutual Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai. Call 2802-1666 for Local Student Finance Scheme inquiries, and 2802-2811 for Non-means Tested Loan Scheme inquiries. Or call the agency's 24-hour automated hotline on 2802-2345. The Internet Web site is www.info.gov.hk/sfaa/ .