A student who quit the Institute of Vocational Education after failing to raise HK$15,000 for school fees jumped to his death in Sheung Shui early yesterday. Lau Yan-chak, 19, was found lying unconscious outside Tin Ming House, Tin Ping Estate, at 1.50am and was declared dead at the scene. Police believe he jumped from an 18th-floor staircase, where his bag was found. Lau had completed his first year at the institute's electronics and engineering department. But this month he wrote to say he was not returning. A police source said an investigation showed he committed suicide because he failed to raise money to pay his school fees.