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Article ID:0000017119Updated on:2021年4月1日更新印刷ページ表示

School Expense Subsidies System

The City of Hiroshima provides financial assistance for school supplies, school lunches, and more, so that children can enjoy learning at school.

Those experiencing sudden financial difficulties due to COVID-19 (loss of income due to being unable to work, loss of profits for those self-employed, etc) may be eligible for school subsidies. For more information, please consult with your child’s school or the School Affairs Division of the Municipal Board of Education. Details can be found here (Japanese).

Eligibility

Parents/guardians of children who fall under any of the following items (a) through (c), and who fall under any of the following reasons for application (1) to (10).

(a) Hiroshima Municipal Schools

  • Parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in an elementary school or junior high school
  • Parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in a lower division secondary school
  • Parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in a special needs elementary school or junior high school

(b) Schools in Other Municipalities

  • Parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in an elementary school or junior high school and who have an address in Hiroshima City
  • Parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in a lower division secondary school and who have an address in Hiroshima City

(c) National/Prefectural/Private Schools

  • Parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in an elementary school or junior high school and who have an address in Hiroshima City
  • Parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in a lower division secondary school and who have an address in Hiroshima City (eligible beginning FY2010)

Reasons for Application

  1. Those receiving welfare benefits
  2. Those whose welfare benefits have been suspended or abolished
  3. Those entitled to a reduction of or an exemption from municipal residents tax and other taxes
  4. Those exempted from national pension premium payment
  5. Those entitled to a reduction of national health insurance premiums or have been granted postponement of national health insurance premium payment
  6. Those receiving child rearing allowance
  7. Those receiving welfare loans
  8. Those receiving unemployment benefits under the Employment Insurance Act
  9. Those with financial difficulties (subject to income screening)
  10. Those with special circumstances who are currently experiencing financial difficulties (severe household income loss this year, fires or other disasters, living separately due to divorce proceedings, etc).

Note 1: Those who fall under (3)-(8), (10) will need to provide supplementary documentation when applying.

Note 2: Approximate income needed to qualify for (9)

As the income amount for qualification will vary depending on the ages (etc) of household members, please note that this is a very general approximation. Also note that we will not handle inquiries regarding whether or not your income qualifies you for school subsidies before you submit your application.

Number of Household Members

2

3

4

5 or more

Yearly Household Total Net Income
(Yearly Household Total Income)
(approx)

2,200,000 yen
(3,400,000 yen)

2,800,000 yen
(4,200,000 yen)

3,300,000 yen
(4,800,000 yen)

Additional 220,000-720,000 yen per individual

Note) Yearly Household Total Net Income:

  • For company employees, it will be the amount after employment income deduction listed on your tax withholding slip.
  • For business owners and those who are self-employed, it will be the amount after deducting any necessary business expenses from your yearly income.
  • For households with more than two income earners, it will be the total amount of all earners’ income.
  • For those with negative income (etc) from business income (etc), their income (etc) shall be considered 0.

Also note that expenditures (home loans, continuing education expenses, loan repayments, etc) are not considered; we ask for your understanding.

Principle Support (annual amount in FY2019)

Item

Elementary school

Junior high school

First Year

Second to Sixth Years

First Year

Second and Third Years

School supplies (etc)

13,100 yen

15,350 yen

24,800 yen

27,050 yen

School supplies for new enrollment (etc)

40,600 yen

47,400 yen

School lunch

Actual expenses

Actual expenses

School excursions

Actual expenses

(amount limit: 27,500 yen)

Actual expenses

(amount limit: 52,600yen)

Outdoor activities

Actual expenses (amount limit set)

Actual expenses (amount limit set)

Commuting expenses

Actual expenses (when the one-way commuting distance is 4 km or more)

Actual expenses (when the one-way commuting distance is 6 km or more)

Certain sicknesses associated with schools (学校病 // gakkō-byō)

Actual expenses

Actual expenses

Notes

  • Note 1: “Actual expenses” means that of the amount of actual expenses, the amount of money spent on certain items deemed eligible to be subsidized; amount may differ from the actual amount of money spent. Please also note that expenses for school excursions and outdoor activities are capped.
  • Note 2: Of eligible households mentioned above, those receiving welfare benefits will be given financial assistance for school excursions and expenses for certain sicknesses associated with school only.
    For some parents/guardians under (a) (those having an address outside Hiroshima City) and those under (b) and (c), there is a limitation on expense items.
    For example, the following four expense items apply to parents/guardians stated in (c) (households that receive welfare benefits are provided financial assistance for school excursion expenses only):
  • Expenses for school supplies (etc)
  • Expenses for school supplies for new enrollment (etc)
  • Expenses for school excursions
  • Expenses for outdoor activities

For more details, please contact the School Affairs Division of the Municipal Board of Education.

Regarding Expenses for School Supplies for New Enrollment

Of elementary and junior high school first year students, those receiving financial assistance before beginning elementary/junior high school will NOT receive additional assistance after beginning school.

Regarding sixth year elementary school students in FY2020, if they meet the following eligibility criteria, they will be given financial assistance for school supplies for new enrollment before beginning junior high school (around the end of February 2021). However, if they no longer meet the eligibility criteria, paid financial assistance for school supplies for new enrollment must be returned.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Those expected to be deemed approved for financial assistance as of January 1, 2021 (those receiving welfare benefits are ineligible as they receive funds for beginning school as part of their welfare payments)
  • Those beginning at municipal/private junior high schools (including lower division secondary school) as of April 2021
  • Parents/guardians who will continue to have an address in Hiroshima City until April 1, 2021

Application Procedures

If you would like to apply for a school expense subsidy, please fill out the designated application form and submit it to your child’s school or the School Affairs Division of the Hiroshima Municipal Board of Education, along with any necessary certificates.

Further information and application forms can be downloaded below.

Downloads (Japanese)

Those who fall under (a) or (b)

Those who fall under (c)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school or the School Affairs Division of the Municipal Board of Education at 082-504-2469.

Although applications for school expense subsidies are accepted any time, financial assistance is provided for the month the application is submitted and subsequent months. Please make your application as early as possible.

Inquiries about this page

School Affairs Section, School Affairs Division, General Affairs Department, Municipal Board of Education
Tel: 082-504-2469 // Fax: 082-504-2509
Email: gakujika@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

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