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Application or Renewal for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) for the year 2019

Who is it for?

The MOE FAS helps financially needy Singapore Citizen students, in our Government and Government-Aided Schools, to meet basic schooling expenses.

As FAS for the year 2018 expires on 31 December 2018, parents who wish to apply for FAS for the year 2019 are required to submit a new application for consideration and approval.

Income Criterion:




$2750 or below

$690 or below

* Per Capita Income =  Total 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 *1

$10 transport credit per month, (from the month of approval) up to a total of $120 transport credits per annum, for students taking public transport *2

$120 transport credit per annum for students taking public transport


Not applicable

*1. The school bus subsidy will only be provided from the month after the application is approved. There will be no reimbursement or retrospective subsidy for school bus fares incurred in the months prior or in which your application is approved.

*2.  The public transport subsidy will be pro-rated based on the number of remaining months in the calendar year in which your application is approved.

How to apply?

Application period is from 19th October 2018, Friday to 9th November 2018, Friday. 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 2019:

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 2019:

Primary 6 students can apply for MOE FAS at their primary school before the release of the PSLE results in November 2018. 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 19 October 2018, 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 9th November 2018, Friday.

Parents/Guardians will be informed of the outcome of the application via telephone-call by the 1st week of December 2018.

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.