Students from lower-income families will receive more subsidies for next year onwards. The subsidies will also be expanded to cover miscellaneous fees in addition to school fees.
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Here is the full statement from the Ministry of Education:
MOE will be enhancing the Independent School Bursary (ISB) from 2014 to better support all Singaporean students who qualify for and would like to pursue an education in Independent Schools.
The enhancements to the ISB complement current efforts by Independent Schools to help students from lower-income families through school-based bursaries and financial assistance.
The enhancements to the ISB will include more subsidies for students from lower-income households. In addition, the ISB will be expanded to cover miscellaneous fees in addition to school fees.