MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)

Singapore Citizens in Government and Government-aided schools can apply for assistance under the MOE FAS.   

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 $2,750 per month

OR

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.

Item Academic Level
Primary Secondary Junior College / Pre-U
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
Transport 
Students taking School Bus:

50% of school bus fares

Students 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 the scheme can obtain the application form from their schools, or download a copy of the MOE FAS Application Form (197kb .docx). All application forms must be submitted together with the relevant documents to the schools directly.

MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) Scheme

Singapore Citizens in independent schools1can apply for assistance under the MOE ISB scheme.  

Income Limits & Benefits

The student needs only satisfy either the Gross Household Income (GHI) or the Per Capita Income (PCI) criterion. PCI is computed based on the GHI divided by the number of members in the household.

Please refer to the Table below for the income limit and benefits under ISB.

Monthly Gross Household Income Per Capita Income Benefits2
Not exceeding $2,750 Not exceeding $690
  • 100% subsidy of school fee and miscellaneous fees
  • Free textbooks and school attire at Secondary level; $900 bursary at Junior College level
  • $120 transport credit per annum (for students taking public transport)
  • Full subsidy for exam fees3
$2,751 - $4,000 $691 - $1,000 90% subsidy of school fee and miscellaneous fees
$4,001 - $6,900 $1,001 - $1,725 70% subsidy of school fee and miscellaneous fees
$6,901 - $9,000 $1,726 - $2,250 33% subsidy of school fee and miscellaneous fees

How to apply?

Students who wish to apply for the bursary can obtain the application form from their schools, or download a copy of the MOE ISB Application Form (197kb .docx). All application forms must be submitted together with the relevant documents to the schools directly.

School Meals Programme

Students in primary and secondary schools on the MOE FAS will receive subsidies for seven meals and ten meals respectively per school week. Those in primary schools will receive subsidies of $2 per meal, while those in secondary schools will receive subsidies of $2.50 per meal. Application for meal subsidies is not required.

Students in secondary schools on MOE ISB and with gross household income not exceeding $2,750 (or PCI not exceeding $690) will also receive subsidies of $2.50 per meal for 10 meals per school week.

IMDA’s NEU PC Plus Programme

The NEU PC Plus Programme offers students from low income households the opportunity to own a new computer at an affordable price, bundled with 3 years free broadband. For details about the NEU PC Plus programme, please visit http://www.imda.gov.sg/neupc or contact Tel: 6684 8858.

Income Family Micro-Insurance And Savings Scheme (IFMISS)

Income provides a free insurance scheme to cover the parent/guardian who applied for and is granted MOE Financial Assistance for his child/ward who is studying in a primary school. Under the Income Family Micro-Insurance and Savings Scheme (IFMISS), if the parent/guardian of the child/ward passes away or becomes totally and permanently disabled, the family is eligible for a S$5,000 payout, subject to terms and conditions of the Scheme. Income also offers an additional pay-out (capped at $5,000) that matches the collective bank balances of the parent/guardian and his/her family unit.

For more information on IFMISS, click to download the leaflet “Income Family Micro-Insurance and Savings Scheme (IFMISS)”.

For more details on IFMISS, please visit www.income.com.sg/IFMISS or contact Income at 6788 1777.

Footnotes

  1. Singapore Sports School, School of the Arts, Northlight School, Assumption Pathway School, Crest Secondary School and Spectra Secondary School have their own schemes to provide financial assistance for their students. Please refer to the schools’ websites for information on their financial assistance schemes.

  2. An ISB recipient who is eligible for partial subsidy of school fees and is also a recipient of MOE scholarship, special award or bursary which provide part payment of school fees, the total fee subsidy received by him will be capped at the annual school fees charged by each independent school less the annual amount of school and standard miscellaneous fee payable if he were in government school.

  3. Applicable only to Singapore Citizen students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Government-funded schools. Examination fees for GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels have been waived for all Singapore Citizens in Government-funded schools from 2015.