Student Loan Fund to expand lending due to Covid-19 crisis

The Student Loan Fund (SLF) plans to increase its loan budget for academic year 2020 from Bt34 billion to Bt37 billion to help students and parents during the Covid-19 situation, and expects up to 650,000 borrowers.“The SLF has also adjusted the eligibility of borrowers from ...

The Nation Reporter

Student Fund targets Bt34 billion in new loans

The Student Loan Fund is targeting fresh loans of Bt34 billion to both new and previous students, although debt payments this year have tended to decrease from the expected Bt32 billion to around Bt20 billion, manager Chainarong Katchapanan said.More than Bt10 million has so far ...

The Nation Reporter

Education fund approves Bt2 billion to help poor students

The Equitable Education Fund (EEF) has allocated a Bt2.04- billion budget to relieve the burden of poor students whose parents have been impacted financially by the Covid-19 crisis, EEF president Dr Prasarn Trairat-vorakul revealed.The money will be used as remedial measures, with 750,000 students — ...

The Nation Reporter

Student loans boost as crisis bites

More parents will be allowed to seek loans from the Finance Ministry’s Student Loan Fund (SLF) as it boosts loan finance and eligibility criteria following the impact of Covid-19 on household incomes.Some funding criteria will be adjusted to cover more borrowers and each student will ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Ease terms for student loans: panel

Conditions for state-funded student loans should be made friendlier for borrowers, including allowing them to be self-guarantors, suggested the House panel studying the issue.Phetchompoo Kiturana, committee spokeswoman, said the panel made the proposal after meeting Chai­narong Katchapanan, the Student Loan Fund (SLF) manager, on Thursday ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Student Loan Fund reduces default fines by 80%

The Student Loan Fund has reduced its fines by 75-80% for borrowers who have defaulted on their repayments, in a bid to curb student loan defaults, SLF manager Chainarong Katchapanan said.The fund has extended loans to 5.6 million borrowers since its launch in 1998. Of ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Student loan funds to be given to students in 10 targeted industries

The Ministry of Finance and Student Loan Fund are providing loans for students at Bachelor and Vocational levels who graduate in the fields which are most in demand by 10 targeted industries and three major infrastructure developments. Upon graduation, the principal and interest on the ...

Tarin Angskul

Muslim students demand answers over loans

Around 300 Muslim students from the southern border provinces arrived at the Army Area 4 head office in Nakhon Si Thammarat to seek his help over their requests for educational loans.The students said they came from the unstable three southern provinces to study in Nakhon ...

The Nation Reporter

30 cents: Keeping poor Thai children in school for Bt10

Thirty cents. There’s not much you can buy for $0.30 these days, but in Thailand the meagre amount multiplied by many willing people is allowing 230 children from desperately poor households to attend school.Initiated last year in the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, the ...

John Le Fevre

Schooling for poor kids thanks to Bt10 from Chiang Mai residents

The Equitable Education Fund (EEF) is now exploring ideas on how best to engage all sectors in extending educational help to underprivileged children.At its public forum in Chiang Mai yesterday (August 15), local leader Phairat Maichompoo presented the Bt10 Chiang Mai Fund as a model. ...

Chularat Saengpassa

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