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Financial Assistance For needy Singaporean Students

 



 

 

The Ministry of Education provides financial assistance to help needy Singaporean families reduce their burden in meeting essential school expenses and to ensure that no child will be denied an education due to financial reasons.

 

Eligibility


At the Committee of Supply debate on 8 March 2012, the Minister for Education announced that from March 2012, the eligibility criteria for MOE FAS would be revised as follows:


  1. The family’s gross household income (GHI) does not exceed $2,500 per month; or
     
  2. The family’s per capita income (PCI) does not exceed $625 per month.


The PCI is introduced as a parallel assessment criterion to enable students from larger families to benefit.  For families with GHI which exceeds $2,500, the PCI will be computed based on the GHI divided by the number of household members.  Household members include the student, his/her parents, unmarried siblings and grandparents, and other dependents living in the same household.  

 

Benefits

 

 

Item

 

Academic Level

Primary

Secondary

Pre-University

School Fee

Not Applicable

100% Waived

100% Waived

Standard Miscellaneous Fee

100% Waived

 100% Waived

100% Waived

Exam fee (1)

75% waiver of National Examination Fees (100% waiver for pupils under MCYS Public Assistance Scheme)

Textbooks (2)

Free textbooks

Free textbooks

Not Applicable.

School attire (3)

Free school attire

Free school attire

Not Applicable

Bursary

Not Applicable.

Not Applicable.

$750



Notes: 


  1. Include mother tongue language and subjects taken at separate sittings.
     
  2. Free textbooks and writing materials in the approved school book list.
     
  3. Free school attire are provided on a need basis.  An FAS recipient is eligible for up to 2 sets of uniform, 2 sets of PE attire, a pair of shoes and 2 pairs of socks in each academic year. 

How to apply?


Parents/Guardians who wish to apply for MOE FAS can get the application form from the school and return the completed form to the General Office. The school will process the application and inform them of the outcome.

 

 


Last Updated 16 April 2014