25th July 2023
Students in Singapore’s government and government-aided schools will be able to utilize the Edusave scheme and Ministry of Education’s Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE FAS) to fully pay their school miscellaneous fees from 2024.
Government and government-aided schools collect miscellaneous fees to defray the cost of materials and programmes for students. Students can use Edusave from next year to pay all miscellaneous fees, instead of only the second-tier fees currently. Similarly, students receiving the MOE FAS may use it to pay for school fees and all miscellaneous fees, instead of only the school fees and standard miscellaneous fee currently.
MOE expects to spend an additional $3.8 million per year to extend the FAS’ miscellaneous fee coverage, which will benefit around 40,000 MOE FAS students. The enhancements will reduce parents’ out-of-pocket expenses for a child’s educational needs by up to $162 a year.