The system for free education of high school tuition fees was started in fiscal 2010. The government is responsible for public high school tuition fees, 12 months of 9,900 yen per month, 118,800 yen per year, and the same amount is paid to private high schools. We call this private high school system “school attendance grant”.
Public high school tuition fee was almost common and was 9,900 yen per month, so the tuition fee was free by this. In the case of private high school tuition fee is about 20,000 yen to 40,000 yen (※ tuition fee only), so each household will bear the difference.
This system has been renamed from 2014 to “High School Support for School Education Payment System”, and conditions of payment have been changed. The big change is that in families with high incomes it is not possible to receive payment while on the other hand families with low incomes who are attending private high schools have come to receive a large amount of money.
● How much is it to be paid?
Point 1: Eligibility for receiving households’ annual income of 9.1 million yen or more is not available.
The payment amount of school attendance money is as shown in the above figure. First, the “municipal taxation income quota” which changes according to the annual income will be the standard. For families with this amount of 304,200 yen or more, and households with annual income of about 9.1 million yen or more, this scholarship support money is not paid.
Point 2: Payment amount changes according to annual income.
Secondly, if you go to public high school and receive a “118,800 yen” annual fee if you go to a private high school in a household whose “municipal tax income quota” is 154,500 yen or more and less than 304,200 yen I can. Furthermore, in a private high school, if the tax amount is less than 154,500 yen less than 51,300 yen, 1.5 times as much as normal, 51 times from 1 yen to 1 yen for families doubling, households with 0 yen tax can receive 2.5 times payment .
Why do you receive school attendance money?
This school attendance money is not paid directly to students or parents. To ensure that this money will be used for school tuition, the school will receive it directly on behalf of the person or guardian .
● What is the school attendance aid for communication high school?
School attendance funds are also paid to communication high school. For private communication high schools, you can receive payment of 118,800 yen or more for the same annual amount as the above table. Therefore, in families that are eligible for payment 1.5 times or more, it is almost always the case that the tuition fee (unit certification fee) of the high school part is fully covered. However, in public high schools where tuition fees are low, a monthly fee of 520 yen is paid.
* The cost of support schools etc is out of scope.
2. Scholarship benefit system
School attendance money is a national system, but apart from this, “To reduce the burden of educational expenses other than tuition fees” Each prefecture has a household with a welfare benefit recipient or municipal tax income divided by 0 yen, etc. Low There is a system to support income families. This is the scholarship benefit system, whereas school attendance money is limited to high school tuition fees, it can be used for a wide range of applications such as textbooks, stationery, school supplies, school expenses, student fees, is.
For example, in Kumamoto Prefecture, you can receive an annual amount of 38,100 yen to 138,000 yen depending on conditions.
This benefit will be transferred to the bank account etc. designated by the applicant by applying to the prefecture where the individual resides. Because the system differs according to the prefecture, please contact each window for details.
3. Various scholarships system
Let’s also look at the scholarship system. What you must pay attention to by scholarship is that there are “benefit type” and “loan type”. “Benefit type” does not need to be returned like school attendance money, but “loan type” must be refunded after graduation. Many are based on the results, achievements and economic conditions of various activities such as learning and sports.
● Local Government Scholarship
The work that the Japan Student Assistance Organization had previously done has been transferred to prefectures. It is a condition that the loan type is the main and that you live in that prefecture. There is an obligation to return, but you can use it without interest.
Example) Scholarship for Kumamoto prefecture scholarship
The main maintainer of livelihood lives in Kumamoto prefecture.
To be recognized as motivated for studying.
To be acknowledged that it is difficult to finance the scholarship.
You have not actually lent the scholarship from the Japan Student Services Organization and other corporations etc.
It is recognized that the refund of the leased hiring fund is reliable.
Monthly amount for rent (high school student)
National high school Go home 18,000 yen, 13,000 yen, 8,000 yen
Out of home 23,000 yen, 18,000 yen, 13,000 yen
Private high school Go home 30,000 yen, 20,000 yen, 10,000 yen
Out of home 35,000 yen, 25,000 yen, 15,000 yen
※ For loan amount you can choose from 3 amounts for each classification.
Until the end of the regular period of study at the school where you are enrolled
● Scholarships for private-nurturing organizations
There are scholarships established by companies, NPO corporations and various organizations. There are lending type, benefit type, and conditions are various. Famous ones are “Traffic Orphaned Families” and “Ashina national Society”.
Scholarships unique to schools
In some cases, a high school has its own scholarship that exempts part or all of tuition fees and other payments. It can be thought that one special purpose student system targeting academic achievement and other activities is one that aims to reduce tuition.
Attention to scholarship bankruptcy!
The scholarship that temporarily lends money for the future is a very useful system, but also remember that the scholarship of “loan type” is “debt” which must be repaid. For example, if you borrow a scholarship of 30,000 yen monthly for 3 years, the loan amount will be 108 million yen. Repaying this from just after graduation is not easy, and if you go on to college, you also have to think that in addition to the scholarship of the high school days, the scholarship under study at the university will be added further .
The Japan Student Services Organization, which deals with scholarships for college students, reveals that a total of 15,000 people have self-insolished through repayment of scholarships over the past five years. Self-bankruptcy seems to extend not only to the person who borrowed the scholarship but also to the joint guarantor such as relatives.
When using the scholarship of “loan type”, understand well that it is “debt” to yourself in the future and you have to repay it surely, consult with your family and the teacher carefully Please make a conclusion to.
4. About granting free of charge for private high school
Public high schools can achieve tuition fees free of charge, but there is a movement to make private high schools free. Osaka prefecture has already established a system called “tuition fee support subsidy” from FY 2016 and Osaka prefecture will bear the difference between schooling support money and tuition fee for families with annual income less than 5.9 million yen (guideline) We are implementing free realization. In addition to this, a system to subsidize private high school tuition is set up in most prefectures including Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please also check about your area of residence.
Apart from this, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to realize the realization of free realization on a nationwide scale by providing support to homes that allow children to pass through private high schools under the same system as Osaka prefecture as a production package for promotion of “human resource development revolution” The idea is laid out. However, realization is uncertain because of problems such as securing financial resources.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is more than just high school, he is motivated to make early childhood education and child care free of charge, and free education of higher education such as university. When considering the social problem, such as the expansion of disparity, the declining birthrate, the generation of human resources who are not defeated by international competition, it can be said that heavy educational expenses burden can not be avoided.