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Financial Assistance

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 $2,750 per month


Per Capita Income (PCI) not exceeding $690 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



School Fees

Not applicable

Standard Miscellaneous Fees

Full waiver of $6.50 per month


Free textbooks

School Attire

Free school attire


Not applicable

Examination Fees

75% waiver of National Examination Fees (100% waiver for students under MCYS’ Public Assistance Scheme


2. Other organizations

 There are various non-profit organizations in Singapore providing financial assistance for the needy. The contact details of some of the mainstream providers are below: 


Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

512A Thomson Road #02-01/09

SLF Podium S(298137)

Tel: 63555000

Fax: 63536695



Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)



51 Kee Sun Avenue (off Tay Lian Teck Road)

Singapore 457056.

Tel: 6245 5555



SINDA (Singapore Indian Development Association)

No 1. Beatty Road

Singapore 209943

Main Tel. Line: 6298 5911

Fax Line: 6392 4300



Please click this following link to access Ministry of Education's site for more details on Financial Assistance Scheme.

Financial Assistance Scheme