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Financial Assistance


1. MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE FAS)


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. It also provides subsidy for school fees to Singapore Citizen students from lower and middle income families in Independent Schools, except Singapore Sports School, Northlight School, Assumption Pathway School and School Of The Arts which have their own financial assistance schemes.

Income Limits

A student is eligible for MOE FAS if he or she meets either of the following criteria:

Gross Household Income (GHI) not exceeding $2,500 per month


Per Capita Income (PCI) not exceeding $625 per month


The introduction of Per Capita Income (PCI) will enable students from larger families to benefit from financial assistance. Household members include parents, unmarried siblings and grandparents of the child as well as other dependents living in the same household. PCI is computed by dividing the gross household income by the number of members in the household.

Benefits Under Scheme

School FeesNot applicable
Standard Miscellaneous FeesFull waiver of $6.50 per month
TextbooksFree textbooks
School AttireFree school attire
BursaryNot applicable
Examination Fees75% waiver of National Examination Fees (100% waiver for students under MCYS’ Public Assistance Scheme




2. Other organisations


There are various non-profit organisations in Singapore providing financial assistance for the needy. The contact details of some of the mainstream providers are below: 


South West CDC
The JTC Summit,
8 Jurong Town Hall Road
#03-11 Singapore 609434
Tel: 6 3161616 Fax: 6 316 7251



Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

512A Thomson Road #02-01/09

SLF Podium S(298137)

Tel: 63555000

Fax: 63536695



Chinese Development Assistance Council

65 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 436957

Tel: 6841 4889

email: feedback@cdac.org.sg



51 Kee Sun Avenue (off Tay Lian Teck Road)
Singapore 457056.

Tel: 6245 5555




Singapore Indian Development Association

No 1. Beatty Road
Singapore 209943

Main Tel. Line: 6298 5911
Fax Line: 6392 4300