Last Updated: 02 November 2022

Financial assistance

Singapore Citizens in financial need can get assistance from MOE on school fees and other expenses. This applies to government, government-aided, special education (SPED), specialised and some independent schools. Learn if your child is eligible.

Eligible Singapore citizens may receive financial help on fees and other school expenses. They include:
  • If your child is in a government or government-aided school, autonomous government or government-aided school or specialised school, you can apply for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS).
  • If your child is in a government-funded special education (SPED) school, you can apply for the SPED Financial Assistance Scheme.
  • If your child is attending an independent school, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science or School of Science and Technology, you can apply for the MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) scheme.
  • If your child is attending Singapore Sports School or School of the Arts, you should apply for financial assistance directly with the schools as they have their own financial assistance schemes.
  • If your child is attending MOE Kindergarten (MK), you can find out more about the fees and subsidies in our MK section.
  • If you are a Singapore Citizen taking MOE-subsidised courses in any Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEI), you can find out more about the different bursaries and schemes in our financial assistance information for PSEIs.

Financial assistance eligibility checker

Enter the details to check whether your child is eligible for financial assistance from January 2023 for mainstream and SPED schools or academic year 2023 for post-secondary education institutions.

For students in ITE and polytechnics who are applying for the bursary for academic year 2022, your eligibility would be based on a monthly gross household income of $9,000 or below, or per capita income of $2,250 or below.

The subsidy provisions and income eligibility criteria for MOE FAS and SPED FAS will be revised from 1 Jan 2023. Learn more about it through our press releases: