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(c) The Secretary-General may decide in each case whether the education grant shall extend to adopted children or stepchildren.

Duration

(d) (i) The grant shall be payable up to the end of the school year in which

the child completes four years of post secondary studies; (ii) The grant will not normally be payable beyond the school year in which the child reaches the age of 25 years. If the child's education is interrupted for at least one school year by national service, illness or other compelling reasons, the period of eligibility shall be extended by the period of interruption.

Amount of the grant

(e) The amount of the education grant per scholastic year for each child shall be 75 per cent of the admissible educational expenses actually incurred, subject to a maximum grant determined by the Secretary-General. Where the child's school attendance is outside the duty station and where the educational institution provides board, the amount shall be 75 per cent of the allowable costs of attendance and of the costs of board up to a maximum amount admissible, with a maximum grant as determined by the Secretary-General. Where the educational institution does not provide board, a fat sum plus 75 per cent of the allowable costs of attendance up to a maximum grant determined by the Secretary-General shall be granted.

(f) The amount of the grant to be paid when the staff member's period of service or the child's school attendance does not cover the full scholastic year shall be prorated under conditions defned by the Secretary-General. If a staff member in receipt of the education grant dies while in service at the beginning of the school year, the full entitlement for that particular school year shall be granted.

Travel

(g) Astaff member to whom an education grant is payable under paragraph (b) or (c) above in respect of his or her child’s attendance at an educational institution shall be entitled to travel costs for the child of an outward and return journey each scholastic year between the educational institution and Kingston, under conditions established by the Secretary-General. Such travel costs may be paid twice in the year in which the staff member is not entitled to home leave. Such travel shall be by a route approved by the Secretary-General but not in an amount exceeding the cost of such a journey between the place of home leave and Kingston. If travel to the duty station by the child is not possible, return travel by the staff member or spouse may be authorized in lieu of travel by the child, under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Staff Rule, 3.14

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