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Financial Assistance Scheme


MOE Financial Assistance
 
The MOE FAS is to help needy Singaporean families reduce their burden in meeting essential school expenses and to ensure that no child will be denied an education due to financial reasons.

Eligibility Criteria for MOE FAS

Students must be a Singapore Citizen and meets either one of the following criteria:

a. The family’s gross household income (GHI) does not exceed $2,750 per month; or
b. The family’s per capita income (PCI) does not exceed $690 per month.

The PCI is introduced as a parallel assessment criterion to enable students from larger families to benefit.  For families with GHI which exceeds $2,750, the PCI will be computed based on the GHI divided by the number of household members.  Household members include the student, his/her parents, unmarried siblings and grandparents, and other dependents living in the same household.

Benefits under MOE FAS

The benefits provided under the MOE FAS are tabulated below:

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1 Free school attire are provided on a need basis.  An FAS recipient is eligible for up to 2 sets of uniform, 2 sets of PE attire, a pair of shoes and 2 pairs of socks in each academic year.

Application Procedure

Application is open throughout the year. Siblings in the same school can submit all their applications using one form. Forms are available at the general office.
Parents should approach the school directly to apply for MOE’s FAS and submit the application form to the general office.

Supporting Documents

Please submit the following documents together with the application form.

a)    For household members who are employed - latest payslip or a letter from the employer certifying gross income, and CPF Transaction Statement or Contribution History for past 12 months.
 
b)    For household members who are self-employed:
 
(i) latest Income Tax Notice of Assessment and CPF Transaction Statement or Contribution History for past 12 months;
 
(ii) If the member is not required to pay tax or the latest tax assessment does not reflect his or her current income status, the member is to complete an additional declaration at Annex II in the Financial Assistance Application Form.
 
c)    For household members who are unemployed and below age 62 and are not undertaking full-time studies or undergoing full-time National Service – to complete declaration in Annex II in the Financial Assistance Application Form and CPF Transaction Statement or Contribution History for past 12 months.
 
d)    Copies of NRIC of household members, other than parents and unmarried siblings of the child. If there are other dependent children without NRIC, please submit copies of legal documents to show that they are staying in the same household.
 
e)    Where applicable, documents showing proof of legal guardianship (e.g. a court order or Letters of Probate or Administration), for the purposes of Section VI of the application form.
 
f)     Any other documents as and when required by the school for the purpose of verifying the income.