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Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)

The Ministry of Education provides financial assistance (MOE-FAS) to needy Singapore Citizen students in Government or Government-Aided Schools. For needy students who are not eligible for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme, the School Advisory Committee also provides financial assistance (SAC FAS). 

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (MOE) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME

Eligibility Criteria

The student is a Singapore Citizen and meets one of the following conditions:
(a) The family's Gross Household Income does not exceed $2,750 per month or
(b) The family’s per capita Household Income (PCI) does not exceed $690*

*PCI is gross monthly household income divided by +number of members in the household. E.g., household with a gross monthly income of $3,000 but 5 members will qualify, as PCI is $600.

+Household members include the student, his/her parents, and unmarried siblings of the student, regardless of the address.
Grandparents and other dependents living at the same address may be included on a cahse-by-case basis. They include:
a.    Relatives who are old or sick and are unemployed and dependent on the family; and
b.    Child dependent (where family is the legal guardian).

The scheme provides for: 
  • Full waiver of school fees of $5.00 per month
  • Full waiver of standard miscellaneous fees of $10.00 per month
  • Textbook grant - textbooks and writing materials in the approved book list
  • Free school attire, on a need basis – 2 sets of uniforms, 2 sets of PE attire, 2 sets of School Polo T-shirt, 2 pairs of socks and 1 pair of shoes
  • Transport voucher of $15 per month for students taking public transport
  • School Meals Programme of $29 per school week

SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAC) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Student is a Singapore citizen and does not qualify for MOE FAS,
  2. Gross household Income does not exceed $4,000 per month or Gross family per capita income is not more than $1000 per month, and
  3. Good conduct and at least 80% attendance in school and CCA.

The scheme provides:
  • Full waiver of school fees of $5.00 per month
  • Full waiver of standard miscellaneous fees of $10.00 per month
  • Textbook grant - textbooks and writing materials in the approved book list
  • Free school attire, on a need basis - 2 sets of uniforms, 2 sets of PE attire, 2 sets of School Polo T-shirt , 2 pairs of socks and 1 pair of shoes

Application Process

Application forms are available from the General Office or you can download the application form here. Please return the completed form to the General Office and the office staff will get back to you.

Parents/ guardians with children in different schools need to submit only one application form for all their school-going children/ wards to one of their schools. The school which receives the application form will inform the parents/ guardians of the outcome for all the children. 

All application forms must be submitted together with the relevant documents to the school directly. 

Benefits under both Financial Assistance Schemes - MOE FAS & SAC FAS

FASSchool FeesStandard Miscellaneous FeesTextbookSchool AttireMeal Subsidy Transport Subsidy 
MOE FASWaivedWaivedFree TextbooksFree School Attire$29 per week $15 per month 
 SAC FAS  WaivedWaived  Free TextbooksFree School Attire  Not ApplicableNot Applicable 

Please do not buy school attire and textbooks today if you are applying for financial assistance as there will be no refund for items purchased.

 

Once the application is approved, the school will make arrangement for your child to collect the following:

 

Textbooks & Stationery    (1 set)

School Uniform                (2 sets)

School Polo T-shirt          (1 set)

PE T-Shirt                        (2 sets)

PE Shorts                        (2 sets)

Socks                               (2 pairs)

Shoes                               (1 pair)

 


Other Information

Parents/ guardians who need additional help can approach their child’s/ ward’s school for further financial assistance. Schools can also help students from low-income households to own a new computer at an affordable price through IDA’s NEU PC Plus Programme. For details about the NEU PC Plus Programme, please visit www.ida.gov.sg/neupc or contact Tel: 6684 8858.