Actions To take
- Speak directly to your child’s school to find out more about the Financial Assistance Schemes that are
Financial assistance for SPED school students
SPED Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)
Singapore Citizens from low-income families attending SPED schools may be eligible for SPED FAS, which is provided
by MOE and National Council of Social Service.
This scheme is means-tested. Eligible students get a full waiver of school fees, textbooks and school attire. Apply
at the child’s SPED school directly.
Financial assistance from SPED schools
Individual SPED schools also offer their own forms of financial assistance to students. For example, all MOE-funded
SPED schools are given a grant for Discretionary Financial Assistance (DFA), to be given out by the school.
Caregivers may wish to ask
their respective SPED school for more information.
There are various financial assistance schemes by MOE, depending on the school type – government and
government-aided schools, independent schools, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). The schemes are means-tested
unless indicated otherwise:
Schools may also have their own financial assistance schemes. Approach your school for more information.
Other sources of financial support
PSEA is an account maintained by the government for Singapore Citizens, to help parents save for their child’s
post-secondary education. It is administered by MOE and is open to all eligible Singapore Citizens.
PSEA account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings' fees and charges for approved
- Autonomous universities, polytechnics and arts institutions (LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of
- Public and private training providers
- Government-supported SPED schools
- SG Enable
For more information on using PSEA funds, see below: