The Ministry of Education provides financial assistance to needy Singapore Citizen students in Government or Government-aided schools so that all Singaporeans, regardless of their financial background, can benefit from the best opportunities in education.
Singapore Citizens in Government or Government-aided schools can apply for assistance under MOE FAS.
A student is eligible for MOE FAS if he or she meets either of the following criteria:
Gross Household Income (GHI) not exceeding $2,750 per month.
Per Capita Income (PCI) not exceeding $690 per month
The introduction of PCI will enable students from larger families to benefit from financial assistance. PCI is computed by dividing the gross household income by the number of members in the household.
Benefits Under Scheme
Please refer to the Table below for the benefits under MOE FAS.
|School Fees||Not applicable||Full waiver of $5.00 per month||Full waiver of $6.00 per month|
|Standard Miscellaneous Fees||Full waiver of $6.50 per month||Full waiver of $10.00 per month||Full waiver of $13.50 per month|
|Textbooks||Free textbooks||Free textbooks||Not applicable|
|School Attire||Free school attire||Free school attire||Not applicable|
|Bursary||Not applicable||Not applicable||$900|
(From 1 April 2015)
|Students taking school bus:
50% of school bus faresStudents taking public transport:
$120 transport credit per annum
|Students taking public transport:
$120 transport credit per annum
How to Apply?
Students who wish to apply for this scheme can obtain the application form from the school or download a copy of the MOE FAS Application Form. All applications forms must be submitted together with the relevant documents to the school directly.
The MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) Scheme, with revised income criteria and benefits from 1 April 2019, is as follows:
|Monthly Gross Household Income (GHI)||Monthly Gross Per Capita Income (PCI)||Benefits|
|Not exceeding $2,750||Not exceeding $690||– 100% school fees and miscellaneous fees subsidy
– Free textbooks and school attire
– Transport subsidy: $120 per annum (or $10 per month)
– Meals subsidy: $2.50 x 10 times per week
|$2,751 – $4,000||$691 – $1,000||– Students will pay equivalent of Government/Government Aided school fees – $25.00|
|$4,001 – $6,900||$1,001 – $1,725||– Students will pay equivalent of 1.5x Government / Government Aided school fees – $37.50|
|$6,901 – $9,000||$1,726- $2,250||– 33% school fees and miscellaneous fees subsidy|
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The Primary Division has a School-based Financial Assistance for FAS recipients as well as students who require help but are not eligible for the FAS. The assistance can take the form of free textbooks, school attire, transport vouchers and examination fees.
The Secondary Division has a School-based Financial Assistance (SCGS Endowment Fund) for ISB recipients as well as students who require help but are not eligible. The assistance can take the form of school and miscellaneous fees, monthly allowance to provide for their pocket money, transport expenses, free textbooks, school attire, examination fees and compulsory enrichment.