National student loans
Starting from this semester, Chinese college students with financial difficulties can enjoy more preferential policies when applying for national student loans, according to a notice jointly released by the Ministry of Education and three other departments. Undergraduate students can now apply for a maximum of 12,000 yuan in interest-free loans per person each year, an increase of 4,000 yuan from before. The loans should mainly be used to cover tuition and accommodation, and any extra money can be used for daily expenses.
*除了助学贷款，在高等教育阶段，还有国家奖学金 (national scholarship)、国家助学金 (national grant)、学费减免 (tuition reduction or exemption) 等多种资助方式。