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Financial Assistance

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEMES

The MOE FAS is 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.

REVISION OF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR MOE FAS

  1. The Minister for Education announced that from March 2012, the eligibility criteria for MOE FAS would be revised as follows:
    a. The family’s gross household income (GHI) does not exceed $2,500 [1]  per month; or
    b. The family’s per capita income (PCI) does not exceed $625 per month.

  2. 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.

[1]  Previously, the GHI limit for students from a 1 or 2-child family was $1,500; and $1,800 for those from families with 3 or more children.

BENEFITS UNDER MOE FAS

3. The benefits provided under the MOE FAS are tabulated below:

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

[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.