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What are the Financial Assistance Schemes (FAS) available? Can I apply for more than one Scheme?
Financial Assistance Schemes (FAS) are available to full-time students:
Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)
CPF Approved Education Scheme (CPF-AES)
Mendaki Tuition Fee Subsidy
DBS Tuition Fee Loan
Eligible students may apply for more than one FAS. However, the total financing from the scheme(s) cannot exceed the Tuition Fee amount.
The application instructions and terms and conditions of the schemes are printed on the respective application forms. As the eligibility criteria and application procedures are different, please read and comply with the instructions before application.
What is the fee payable and must I pay the fees before enrolment?
Please refer to the personalised Fee Advice enclosed in your enrolment package. This is listed at the lower right hand corner of your Fee Advice. The fee payable is dependent on whether you accept / reject the Tuition Grant and are applying for Financial assistance Scheme(s).
If you have opted to use the funds in your Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA), you will not be required to pay before enrolment. In the event thete is insufficient balance in the PSEA, you will be billed after Semester 1 commencement.
In my enrolment package, I have this Interbank GIRO and Direct Credit Authorisation Forms, must I submit them?
In the first semester of every year, students will need to pay the Other Fees which cannot be offset from the Financial Assistance Schemes. Inetrbank GIRO is an easy and convenient way to pay your fees without having to queue at the counter.
If there is a need for SP to make a refund / payment to you and you wish to have the payment deposited directly to a bank account, please complete the "Direct Credit Authorisation Form'. You may use your own bank account or your parent's account. If you are below 21 years of age, your parent must sign at part B of the form.
What is the Tuition Grant Scheme?
Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS)
was introduced by the Government to subsidise the high cost of tertiary education in Singapore. The TGS is currently open to students enrolled for full time diploma courses (subject to guidelines under existing policy). In exchange for Government subsidy received under the TGS, all non-Singaporean students (including Singapore Permanent Residents), are required to sign a TG agreement in which they will be contractually obliged to work in Singapore for a minimum period of 3 years upon graduation.
How can I apply for the Tuition Grant Scheme?
Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students who have successfully enrolled to their course at SP will be required to attend a briefing on
This briefing will be conducted by the TG Officer from MOE and will include information on the online application, sureties needed for the signing and obligations under the TG.
Information regarding this briefing and the online application will be sent to students who have successfully enrolled in their course.
I have already paid my fees for the first semester and now my appeal for a course at another polytechnic is successful, how can I get a refund of the fees paid?
Please submit a
'Withdrawal from Course'
Form. If the submission is done befor ethe commencement of the semester, you may be allowed a refund of fees paid for that semester. An administrative fee of S$50 will be levied on withdrawal by newly enrolled students.
For withdrawals received within the first week of the semester, a refund of only 75% of fees paid will be allowed. There will be no refunds for withdrawals received after the first week of the semester.
What is the course fee like?
A student's full-time education is subsidised by the Government of Singapore. The government through the Ministry of Education provides tuition grants to full-time diploma students.
For more information on the fees, please visit the
Course Fees and Fees Payable
What are the scholarships available?
SP offers an extensive range of
to full-time, diploma course students. Scholarships are generally awarded to deserving students based on academic merit, outstanding co-curricular records, leadership qualities and special talents.
What if a student has financial difficulties?
There are various
financial assistance schemes
such as scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee loan scheme, study aids, Mendaki Tuition Fee Subsidy available to full-time students.
Students can visit the Student Service Centre (SSC) @ T16 Level 1 or call 6772-1707 / 6870-8220 to make an appointment to see the officer in-charge.
If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit the
form to let us know how we can help you.
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