Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA): Funds balance and usage

Learn how to check the balance in the Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA), and how the funds can be used.

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How to check account balance

Call our 24-hour automated PSEA hotline at 6260 0777 to check your account balance.

How the funds can be used

Funds can be used to pay for account holder's or their siblings' approved programmes at approved institutions. It can also be used to repay government education loans and financial schemes.

The PSEA cannot be used for junior college and Millenia Institute expenses. Students in these schools may use their Edusave Account for such expenses instead. For additional help, students can seek financial assistance or apply for awards and scholarships.
Approved institutions and programmes Loans and approved financing schemes

Select the institution type to see list of approved institutions and programmes:

Arts institutions

Approved institutions

  • LASALLE College of the Arts
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)

Approved programmes

  • MOE-subsidised diploma programmes.
  • MOE-subsidised degree programmes.
  • MOE-subsidised modular courses.
  • Other approved government-subsidised full qualification courses, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
  • Approved government-subsidised modular and short courses leading to certificates, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
Autonomous universities

Approved institutions

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Approved programmes

  • All undergraduate programmes.
  • All postgraduate programmes.
  • MOE-subsidised modular courses.
  • Approved modular and short courses leading to certificates, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

Approved programmes

  • All Nitec, Higher Nitec and ITE diploma programmes, as well as the Enhanced-Nitec Foundation Programme.
  • MOE-subsidised modular courses.
  • Other non-MOE-subsidised CET full qualification programmes, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
  • Approved modular and short courses leading to certificates, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC)

Approved programmes

  • Government-subsidised full qualification diploma and certificate programmes.
  • Approved government-subsidised modular courses and short courses leading to certificates.
Polytechnics

Approved institutions

  • Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)
  • Republic Polytechnic (RP)
  • Singapore Polytechnic (SP)
  • Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

Approved programmes

  • All diploma and post-diploma programmes, and Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP).
  • MOE-subsidised modular courses.
  • Other non-MOE-subsidised CET full qualification programmes, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
  • Approved modular and short courses leading to certificates, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
Public agencies or private training providers

Approved programmes

  • Approved government-subsidised full qualification courses, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
  • Approved government-subsidised modular and short courses leading to certificates, subject to MOE’s approval for inclusion under PSEA.
Go to the SkillsFuture course directory, and use the keyword “PSEA' to search for approved courses.
SG Enable

Approved programmes

  • Approved training courses under SG Enable.
Special education schools

Approved programmes

  • Programme fees and charges in special education (SPED) schools.

How to apply to use the funds

Account holders can apply to withdraw the PSEA funds for payment of approved fees and charges through one of these ways:

  1. Establishing a standing order
    This is a one-time application. It will apply to all future withdrawals by the approved institution, and will cease only when terminated or replaced.

    Submit the completed PSEA Standing Order form (361KB) to the institution.

    If they are no longer studying in an approved institution, the SO can be terminated by submitting an online application using their SingPass.
    • A parent or legal guardian must submit the application on behalf of an account holder who is below 21 years old.
    • Account holders will receive a letter informing them of the outcome of their standing order application or termination within 3 weeks after submitting the form.
  2. Submitting an ad hoc withdrawal application
    This is a one-time withdrawal for a specific purpose.

    Submit the completed PSEA Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form (200KB) to the institution for each withdrawal.
    Check with the institution whether to establish a standing order or submit an ad hoc withdrawal application.