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Students who are experiencing financial difficulties can apply for various schemes.

MOE Financial Assistance Scheme

A) Eligibility Criteria

Student is a Singapore Citizen and meets one of the following conditions:

(a) The family's Gross Household Income does not exceed $2,500 per month or

(b) Per Capita Household Income (PCI) does not exceed $625*

*PCI is gross monthly household income divided by number of members in the household. E.g., household with a gross monthly income of $3,000 but 5 members will qualify, as PCI is $600.

B) Types Of Benefits

The types of benefits provided to MOE FAS recipients are shown in the table below:

Item Academic Level (Secondary)
School Fee Full waiver
Standard Misc Fee Full waiver
Textbooks Free textbooks and workbooks, on need basis
School attire Free school attire, on need basis – 2 sets of uniforms, 2 sets of PE attire, 2 pairs of socks and 1 pair of shoes

To apply, please download the application form - FAS_Application_Form_nov_2012

Other Financial Assistance Schemes

Needy students who do not meet the MOE Financial Assistance Eligibility Criteria may still submit an application for financial assistance offered by the school and other agencies. Please approach the staff at the General Office.

NEU PC Plus Programme

The NEU PC Plus programme, by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) offers affordable PCs and broadband access to students and people with disabilities from low income families. Sucessful applicant can purchase a PC with free software and 3 years of free broadband and subscription at a subsidised price. To be eligible you must satisfy the following :-

  1. Student must be a Singaporean or Permanent Resident
  2. Gross household income shall not exceed $2,700 per month or per capita monthly gross income of household is not more than $700
  3. Must be a full time student

To apply for NEU PC programme please download the application form (for students and people with disabilities) To apply for NEU Broadband programme please download the application form For details about the NEU PC Plus programme, please visit or contact 6684 8858.

South West CDC

Needy families may also approach South West CDC directly for other financial assistance. The contact address is as follows:

South West CDC South West Community Development Council (Service Centre) The JTC Summit 8 Jurong Town Hall Road #03-11 Singapore 609434 Tel: 6316 1616 Fax: 6316 7251