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Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) for Singapore Citizen Pupils

With effect from 1 March 2012, students with a gross monthly household income of not more than $2,500 (are eligible for FAS. They also qualify for FAS if their per capita household income is not more than $625. 

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FHPS MOE FAS Form for 2016 

How Do I Qualify Now?

• Gross Monthly Household Income not exceeding $2,500


• Per Capita Household Income (PCI) not exceeding $625*

*PCI is gross monthly household income divided by number of members in the household. E.g., household with a gross monthly income of $3,000 but 5 members will qualify, as PCI is $600.

Benefits Under Scheme

As announced at MOE Committee of Supply Debate 2015, from 1 April 2015, MOE will be enhancing the MOE FAS to include a transport subsidy.

Item Academic Level
Primary Secondary Junior College / Pre-U
School Fees Not applicable Full waiver of $5.00 per month Full waiver of $6.00 per month
Standard Miscellaneous Fees Full waiver of $6.50 per month Full waiver of $10.00 per month Full waiver of $13.50 per month
Textbooks Free textbooks Free textbooks Not applicable
School Attire Free school attire Free school attire Not applicable
Bursary Not applicable Not applicable $750.00
Transport (From 1 April 2015)
Students taking School Bus:

50% of school bus fares

Students taking public transport:

$120 transport credit per annum

Students taking public transport:

$120 transport credit per annum


School Breakfast Programme

FAS recipients in primary school are also provided with breakfast coupons of $1.50 per school day.

IDA NEU PC Plus Programme

Schools can help students from low-income households to own a new computer at a subsidised price through IDA’s NEU PC Plus Programme. For details about the NEU PC Plus programme, please visit www.ida.gov.sg/neupc or contact Tel: 6684 8858.


NTUC Income Family Micro-Insurance Scheme (IFMIS)

NTUC Income provides a free insurance scheme to cover the parent/guardian who applied for and is granted MOE Financial Assistance for his child/ward who is studying in a primary school. Under the NTUC Income Family Micro-Insurance Scheme (IFMIS), if the parent/guardian of the child/ward passes away or becomes totally and permanently disabled, the family is eligible for a S$5,000 payout, subject to terms and conditions of the Scheme.

For more information on IFMIS, click to download the leaflet “A Little Means A Lot: Income Family MicroInsurance Scheme (IFMIS)”.

For more details on IFMIS, please visit www.income.com.sg/IFMIS/index.asp or contact via telephone at 6332 1133.

Community-based Financial Support

Schools can also refer students from families in need to the Community Development Councils and other voluntary welfare organisations that operate in partnership with Ministry of Community

Development, Youth and Sports and National Council of Social Service for other forms of support or assistance.

Edusave Pupils Fund

Each student receives an annual Edusave contribution of $200 at primary level and $240 at secondary level. The Edusave account can be used to pay for approved fees and enrichment programmes.


Trips for International Experience Fund

Schools can tap on the Trips for International Experience Fund to send their students to

overseas learning programmes.

Edusave Character Award

To emphasize the importance that MOE places on nurturing students with good values and character, MOE introduced the new Edusave Character Award this year to allow schools to also recognise Singaporean students who have consistently demonstrated exemplary values and civic responsibility. The Edusave Character Award is equal in monetary value to the

Edusave Scholarships.


Should you require more information with regards to any of these schemes or have further queries, please feel free to approach the school directly.

Brochure on Schemes Supporting Singapore Students