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Published: Monday December 16, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday December 16, 2013 MYT 9:47:29 AM

'Fill up forms correctly for loans and scholarships'

KUALA LUMPUR: Mistakes when filling up forms for loans and scholarships can prove costly.

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) assistant manager Nur Izyan Izati Zazali said students could even be disqualified for it.

“Students must be careful when stating the income of their parents. Only those from households with a combined income of less than RM4,000 per month can qualify for a full loan,” she said during a talk on Funding for Higher Education held during the Star Education Fair 2013 yesterday.

Star Education Fund manager Susanna Kuan said students, not their parents, should be the ones filling up scholarship application forms.

“We had cases of students turning up at interviews not knowing which course they applied for because the forms were filled up by their parents,” she said.

She also advised students applying for the Star Education Scholarship to send in their personal statements in order to make themselves stand out from the over 4,000 applications received annually.

Meanwhile, Maxis Bhd’s People and Organisation head Zailani Ali said the Maxis Scholarship covered full fees, accommodation, air fare and funds to purchase a laptop, books and other learning equipment.

“We want to ensure students have enough to spend and a little bit to spare so that they are able to engage in other activities besides studying so as to make the most of their time studying overseas,” Zailani said.

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