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Financial Assistance

Application or Renewal for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) for the year 2020

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 2019 expires on 31 December 2019, parents/guardians who wish to apply for FAS for the year 2020 are required to submit a new application for consideration and approval.

Income Criterion




$2750 or below

$690 or below




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 credits per annum, for students taking public transport

$120 transport credits 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 after your application is approved to December of the same year.

How to apply?

Application period is from Tuesday, 1 October 2019 to Thursday, 31 October 2019. 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 2020:

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 2020:

Primary 6 students can apply for MOE FAS at their primary school before the release of the PSLE results in November 2019. 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 refer to the MOE FAS 2020 leaflet that was distributed to your child/ward 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 Thursday, 31 October 2019. 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. Parents/Guardians will be informed of the outcome of the application via phone call by end-November 2019.