23 September 2021
Although the Yale-NUS College provided a good liberal arts education, its tuition fees were very high.
At Yale-NUS, Singaporean students paid $20,500 a year for tuition on their own, while the government subsidised the remaining $70,300 a year.
In contrast, a Singaporean student enrolled this year in the newly set up College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS) at the National University of Singapore will pay $8,200 in tuition fees yearly and receive a tuition grant of $22,300 from the government.
Hence, the government subsidy for Yale-NUS College students amounts to about three times the subsidy given to a student taking up an arts or science degree at CHS.
Parents interviewed by the media have stated that Yale-NUS was not affordable for the average Singaporean family.