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Financial Assistance Scheme


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

OR

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

ItemPrimary
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

  

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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

http://www.southwestcdc.org.sg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=109 

 

Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

512A Thomson Road #02-01/09

SLF Podium S(298137)

Tel: 63555000

Fax: 63536695

http://app1.mcys.gov.sg/Assistance.aspx

 

Chinese Development Assistance Council

65 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 436957

Tel: 6841 4889

email: feedback@cdac.org.sg

http://www.cdac.org.sg/cos/o.x?c=/cdac_corp/section

 

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

Tel: 6245 5555

http://www.mendaki.org.sg/edu-trust-fund/education-resources.aspx

 

SINDA

Singapore Indian Development Association

No 1. Beatty Road
Singapore 209943

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

http://www.sinda.org.sg/scholarshipsbursaries/

 



School Transfer


Ad-hoc transfer exercises are conducted between schools throughout the year. The receiving school will produce a Letter of Acceptance to the Parent/ Guardian, to be submitted to the sending school for transfer of pupil's documents.

 

The Parent/ Guardian will contact the sending school via phone/ school email for the school to prepare the documents for transfer. An appointment will be made with the Parent/ Guardian to go to the sending school and collect the documents when ready.

 

The Ministry of Education also conducts an annual transfer exercise (STEPS) for Primary 1  pupils with change in address. These pupils will be transfered to the new school the following year. The exercise is usually conducted between October and November each year. 



MOE Customer Service Centre


Address:
Ministry of Education, Singapore 
1 North Buona Vista Drive
Singapore 138675

Operating Hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
Hotline: +65 68722220
Fax: +65 67755826

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