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MOE Finance Assistance Scheme

MOE Finance Assistance Scheme

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.


  • Singaporean pupils in a government or government-aid school
  • Gross family income $2,500 per month or less; or
  • Per capita income $625 or less (members of the family must reside in the same household)
  • Pupil is under the MSF Public Assistance Scheme or is a resident of an approved welfare home
  • Note: PCI = Monthly Gross Household Income / No. of members in the household


  • 100% subsidy of school and standard miscellaneous fees
  • Free textbooks
  • Free school attire
  • 100% waiver of national examination fees from 2015
  • School Breakfast Fund ($1.50 per day)
  • Transport Subsidy:
  • For pupils taking school bus: 50% of school bus fares
  • For pupils taking public transport: $120 in transport credit per annum
  • This subsidy, however, does not cover any additional fares charged by the operator on top of the regular bus fares to ferry the student if he/she stays back for remedial lessons or CCAs.

How to Apply?

  • Application is open throughout the year.
  • Parents may obtain the application form from the school’s General Office or download it from the school’s website.
  • Please submit the following documents together with the application form.
    1. Household members who are employed are required to submit their latest payslip or a letter from their employer certifying their income.
    2. Household members who are self-employed are required to attach their latest Income Tax Notice of Assessment. If the member is not required to pay tax or the tax assessment does not reflect his/her current income status, he is to complete the declaration at Annex A-1 of the application form.
    3. Household members who are unemployed and below age 62 are required to complete a declaration as enclosed in Annex A-1 of the application form if they are not undertaking full-time studies or are in full-time National Service.
    4. Any other documents as and when required by the school for the purpose of verifying the income.
      If the Gross Household Income exceeds $2,500 and there are 5 or more members in the same household, please provide the following additional documents:
    5. Copies of NRIC of household members, other than parents and unmarried siblings. If there are other dependent children without NRIC, please submit copies of legal documents to show that they are staying in the same household.

Note: Income should be reflected before CPF deduction. Income from other sources (e.g. monthly pension, alimony, rental income) should be included, but not the allowance for full-time National Service men.

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