Usage

What can the PSEA funds be used for?

1. For Approved Fees And Charges

A PSEA account holder can use his PSEA funds to pay for his own or his siblings' (where applicable) approved fees and charges for approved programmes conducted by the institutions indicated in the table below.

Approved Institutions

Approved Programmes

Six autonomous universities

(i.e. National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Institute of Technology, and Singapore University of Social Sciences)

  • All undergraduate programmes
  • All postgraduate programmes
  • MOE-subsidised modular courses
  • Approved modular and short courses leading to certificates*

Five polytechnics

(i.e. Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic)

  • All diploma programmes
  • Polytechnic-Foreign Specialised Institution (Poly-FSI) degree programmes
  • MOE-subsidised CET Programmes
  • Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)
  • MOE-subsidised modular courses
  • Other non-MOE-subsidised CET full qualification programmes*
  • Approved modular and short courses leading to certificates*

Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

  • All Nitec and Higher Nitec programmes
  • ITE diploma programmes
  • MOE-subsidised CET Programmes
  • ITE Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme
  • MOE-subsidised Enhanced-Nitec Foundation Programme
  • MOE-subsidised modular course
  • Other non-MOE-subsidised CET full qualification programmes*
  • Approved modular and short courses leading to certificates*

Arts Institutions (i.e. LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts)

  • MOE-subsidised diploma programmes
  • MOE-subsidised degree programmes
  • MOE-subsidised modular courses
  • Other approved government-subsidised full qualification courses*
  • Approved government-subsidised modular and short courses leading to certificates*

Government-supported Special Education (SPED) schools

  • Programme fees and charges in SPED schools

SG Enable

  • Approved training courses under SG Enable

Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE)

  • Part A & B Bar courses and examinations
  • Foreign Practitioner Examinations (FPE)

Public agencies and Private Training providers*

  • Approved government-subsidised full qualification courses*
  • Approved government-subsidised modular and short courses leading to certificates*
  • Please refer to the SkillsFuture course directory website and use the keyword “PSEA” to search for the approved courses.

Note: * Courses under these categories which are submitted by public agencies and institutions will be subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.

For payment of approved fees and charges, you can withdraw the PSEA funds by establishing a Standing Order with MOE or by submitting ad hoc withdrawal applications as and when withdrawals are to be made. The form to use will depend on the approved institution you are in. Please consult the approved institution you are studying in on which form to use.

Establish a Standing Order with MOE

The Standing Order (SO) is a one-time application and the SO instructions will apply to all future withdrawals until the SO is terminated or replaced, regardless of which approved institution you attend.

Please download the PSEA Standing Order form and submit the completed application form to your institution.

Please download the PSEA Standing Order Termination form if you wish to terminate the current SO instruction with MOE, and submit the completed application form to the institution you are studying in. If you are no longer studying in an approved institution, please submit the termination form to MOE.

You will receive a letter informing you of the outcome of your standing order application/ termination within 3 weeks after you have/ your institution has submitted the form to us.

Ad Hoc Withdrawal Application

The ad hoc withdrawal application is an application for a withdrawal for a specific purpose. You will have to submit the ad hoc withdrawal application forms for each specific withdrawal.

Please download the PSEA Ad Hoc Withdrawal form and submit the completed application form to your respective institutions. 


2. For Repayment Of Government Education Loans And Approved Financing Schemes

From 1 March 2018, a PSEA account-holder who has taken up Government education loans (i.e. Tuition Fee Loan, Study Loan, and Overseas Student Programme Loan) and/or loans under the CPF Education Scheme for his studies in the Autonomous Universities, Polytechnics, ITE, and Art Institutions, can use his PSEA funds to repay the principal loan, and any interest charged imposed in respect of the government loans or approved financing schemes (i.e. CPF Education Scheme) that are payable by the PSEA account holder as part of the outstanding loan. PSEA cannot be used to repay other non-approved schemes not listed above.

For repayment of Government education loans and approved financing schemes using PSEA, PSEA holders must have already left the institution as students who are still studying in the institution can use their PSEA to pay for the approved fees and charges. For more details, you may refer to the iFAQs on loan repayment.

Loan Repayment Application

To withdraw your PSEA balance for the use of PSEA for the repayment of the Government loans and approved financing schemes, you can download the Loan Repayment Application form and submit the completed form to MOE.