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Financial Assistance and Bursary Schemes

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND BURSARY SCHEMES

The Ministry of Education provides financial assistance to needy Singapore Citizen students in Government or Government-Aided schools. It also provides subsidy for school fees to Singapore Citizen students from lower-income and middle income families in Independent schools,except Singapore Sports School,North Light School and School Of The Arts which have their own schemes to provide financial assistance to their students.
 
(A) MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) For Government and Government-Aided Schools
The income limits and types of assistance given to needy students in Government or Government-Aided schools under this financial assistance scheme are shown in the table below:


Income Limits

Gross Household Income

Not exceeding $2500 per month

Or Per Capita Income

Not exceeding $625 per month

Financial Assistance

Level

School Fees

Standard Miscellaneous Fees

Textbook / Bursary

Transport Subsidy

Primary

N.A.

100% Waived

Free textbooks

50% of school bus fares for students taking school bus;
or
$120 transport credit per annum* for students taking  public transport

Secondary

Waived

100% Waived

Free textbooks

$120 transport credit per annum* for students taking public transport

Junior College / Centralised Institute

Waived

100% Waived

Bursary of $750