MOE gives more to needy students

MOE gives more to needy students
Recipients of the Koh Kock Leong-South West Community Development Council (CDC) Meals Bursary awards in 2013.

SINGAPORE - Starting next year, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will be improving the current Independent School Bursary (ISB).

The move was made to better support Singaporean students from low-income families who want to study in independent schools they qualify for.

In addition to regular school fees, the ISB will also cover miscellaneous fees, which are currently not subsidised.

MOE will continue to subsidise 75 per cent of the students' national examination fees.

Students from families with a household income of below $2,500 will continue to receive free school materials and uniforms from MOE, as well as the 100 per cent subsidy on their school fees.

The bursary will subsidise students from homes with household incomes of between $2,500 and $4,000 by 90 per cent, a 15 per cent increase.


Students from households with a total income of between $4,001 and $5,000 will get a 20 per cent increase in subsidies, to 70 per cent.

Finally, students from households with a total income of $6,000 and below will get at least a 50 per cent subsidy on independent school fees.

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