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Application or Renewal for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) for the year 2018

Who is it for?

The MOE FAS helps needy Singapore Citizen students to pay for essential school expenses and ensures that no Singaporean child is denied an education due to financial reasons.

As FAS for the year 2017 expires on 31 December 2017, parents who wish to apply for FAS for the year 2018 are required to submit a new application for consideration and approval.

Income Criteria:

$2500 or below $625 or below
* Per Capita Income =        Gross Household Income /  No. of Household Members



Academic Level



School Fees

Not applicable

Full waiver of

$5.00 per month

Standard Miscellaneous Fees

Full waiver of

$6.50 per month

Full waiver of

$10.00 per month


Free textbooks

School Attire

Free school attire

Transport Subsidy*

50% of school bus fares, for students taking school bus


$120 transport credit per annum for students taking public transport

$120 transport credit per annum for students taking public transport


Not applicable

* If the FAS application approval is not from January, the transport subsidy will be pro-rated accordingly from the month of its approval to December of the same year.

How to apply?

Application period is from 10 October 2017, Tuesday to 31 October 2017, Tuesday. Parents/Guardians are to collect the application form from the School’s General Office.

  •       Application for MOE FAS for Primary 1 to Primary 5 students, in 2018:

Parents/Guardians with children studying in different Government or Government-aided schools need to complete only ONE application form for all the school-going children and submit the form to the school of ANY child. The school which receives the application form will inform parents/guardians of the outcome for all the children, via a letter.

NOTE: For parents/guardians who applied for MOE FAS through the sibling’s school, please submit the approval letter to Rivervale Primary School’s General Office as soon as the approval letter is received in order to better facilitate the issuance of the free textbooks and school attire.

  •       Application for MOE FAS for Primary 6 students going to Secondary 1, in 2018:

Primary 6 students can apply for MOE FAS at their primary school before the release of the PSLE results in November 2017. The primary school will process the application and inform parents/guardians of the outcome, via a letter. After the release of the posting results, a copy of the approval letter is to be submitted to the secondary school to alert them of the grant.

Parents/Guardians may also refer to the leaflet that was distributed to your child/ward on 10 October 2017, for more information on the scheme.

All application forms are to be duly signed and submitted together with copies of all relevant documents to the School’s General Office by 31 October 2017, Tuesday.

Parents/Guardians will be informed of the outcome of the application via telephone-call by end of November 2017.

We seek your kind understanding that incomplete submissions or failing to submit by the deadline will delay the processing of applications. Parents/guardians are advised not to purchase any textbooks and/or school attire before receiving the outcome of your application.

Additional help required?

Parents/guardian who need additional help can approach their child’s/ward’s school for further financial assistance.

IDA’s NEU PC Plus Programme

Schools can also help students from low-income households to own a computer at an affordable 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.