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Financial Assistance Scheme
What are the eligibility criteria for MOE FAS?
The student must be a Singapore Citizen.
Starting from March 2012, students from households with monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) not more than S$2,500 or Per Capital Income (PCI) not more than S$625 will be eligible for the FAS. (PCI is GHI divided by the number of household members).
What is Gross Household Income?
Gross Household Income (GHI) is the total income (including allowances and before deducting CPF contribution) earned by ALL members of the household. Income from other sources (e.g. pension, alimony, rental income) should be included as part of gross monthly income. However, full-time National Service (NSF) allowance should be excluded.
I do not meet the income limit for my child to be eligible for the MOE FAS. Where can I seek help?
You can approach your child's school. The school can consider your child for its school-based financial assistance scheme.
How do I apply for MOE FAS for my child?
You need to complete an application form. You can obtain the application form from your child's school or download a copy from MOE website (
). You are to submit the completed form together with the relevant documents to your child's school. The school will inform you of the outcome once it has processed the application.
If I submit the application form to the school now, when will the financial assistance take effect from?
Schools will be able to process your application promptly if you have provided the complete information indicated in the application form. If the application is approved by the end of a month, the FAS will take effect in the next month.
What is the tenure of MOE FAS?
MOE FAS granted is up to December each year. The student will need to apply again if he / she wishes to continue to receive the FAS benefits in the next academic year as household income and family profile may change from year to year.
My child is a MOE FAS recipient. He will be transferred to another school. Does he have to submit a new application to his new school for MOE FAS?
If your child is transferred to another government or government-aided school in the course of the year, he will continue to be a MOE FAS recipient till the end of the year and does not have to put up a fresh application.
When is the cut-off date for application?
There is no cut-off date for application. You can apply for MOE FAS for your child any time.
What are the types of benefits provided under MOE FAS?
The types of benefits provided to MOE FAS recipients are available
My child is a MOE FAS recipient. Do I still have to make any fees in cash?
If your child pays his 2nd-Tier Miscellaneous Fee using his Edusave account, you will not need to pay any fees in cash.
I have bought school attire and text books for my child. If I apply MOE FAS for child and the application is approved, can I request the school to reimburse me the amount paid?
No, there will be no reimbursement for purchases made and fees paid by parents earlier.
My child is a MOE FAS recipient. If I need further financial assistance, where can I seek help?
Individual schools have their own school based financial assistance scheme. You can approach your child's school for further help.
My child is a MOE FAS recipient and will be given a pair of shoes. Can I buy the shoes of my preferred brand on my own and claim reimbursement from the school?
No, you cannot do that. The school will arrange with its vendor to provide the shoes to your child.
I have 2 children studying in different Government schools. Do I need to submit 2 separate application forms for MOE FAS?
Starting from November 2012, parents just need to submit one application form to the school of any child for all their children studying in government and government-aided schools.
My child is a Primary 6 pupil and is waiting for his Secondary 1 posting result. Does this mean that he can apply for MOE FAS only after he is posted to a secondary school in late December?
Starting from November 2012, Primary 6 pupils can apply for MOE FAS for Secondary 1 by submitting the application form to the Primary School after their PSLE. Their primary schools will process the applications and inform them of the outcome.
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