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Education Trust Fund School Assistance Scheme (ETF-SAS)

Introduction


The School Assistance Scheme (SAS) is an education subsidy provided for Malay/Muslims students from disadvantaged families who are attending MENDAKI-funded tuition programmes.

It aims to complement existing schemes provided at the national level such as MOE’s Financial Assistance Scheme. We encourage you to apply for the national financial schemes to get more comprehensive support in your children’s education journey. Please find the list of the schemes below.

SN

NATIONAL / COMMUNITY EDUCATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME

GROSS HOUSEHOLD INCOME

GROSS PER CAPITA INCOME

COVERAGE

HOW TO APPLY

1

Ministry of Education – Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE-FAS)

$2,750

$690

• Waived school/ miscellaneous fees

• Free school materials, attire and shoes

• Food coupons

• Transport e-voucher

Apply via the student’s school

2

School Advisory Committee (SAC-FAS)

$3,000

$750

• Similar to MOE-FAS.

• Does not cover transport subsidy.

Apply via the student’s school

3

Annual Edusave Contributions

NA

NA

Edusave Account: Primary ($230); Secondary ($290)

Automatic via student’s Edusave account

4

NEU-PC

$3,400

$900

Up to 75% subsidy for a Personal Computer (PC). All MOE-FAS & SPED recipients.

Apply via the student’s school

5

MSF Comcare Student Care Financial Assistance (SCFA)

$4,000

$1,000

• Maximum subsidy: 98% of SCC fees, capped at $285.

• Only if both parents are working.

Apply via MSF-registered Student Care Centre

6

Progress Fund Madrasah Assistance Scheme (PROMAS)

(For madrasah students only. Subsidies may differ between the 6 madrasahs.)

$500

• Zakat Beneficiary (ZB)

·  Full fee subsidy

·  Pri level zakat recipients entitled to additional cash quantum of $1,200/year for school needs.

• Non-Zakat Beneficiary

·  Monthly fee subsidy of up to $100/month.

Apply via the student’s madrasah

7

MUIS Zakat

$400

• $160-$300 per month per household, based on PCI and assessed needs.

• Children of ZBs who attend the mosque-based Alive part-time madrasah qualify for an additional grant based on the following quantum:

o Pri: $50/month/child

o Sec and above: $70/month/child

o These additional grants will be for the entire duration of the zakat FA (either 6 or 12 months)

• Back-To-School programme (seasonal):

o No. of students and voucher amount depend on the mosque clusters.

o Voucher range: $50 to $100.

o Once a year (year-end)

o Type of programmes differ from mosques to mosques; typically the mosques would organize a range of enrichment programmes or excursions as part of the holiday programme.

o These programmes are only extended to selected children of ZBs.

Call a Social Development mosque nearest to the applicant’s official residential address.

8

Straits Times School Pocket Money (STSPMF)

(Must not have received similar assistance from other sources)

$625

•  Cash: Pri ($60/month); Sec ($95/month).

•  Subject to renewal every 6 months, up till 2 years.

Apply via the student’s school

9

NTUC Care Fund Programme

(For NTUC members only with a minimum of 6 months continuous paid-up union membership)

$3,400

$850

E-Vouchers worth $100 (school-related items and dental service) redeemable at FairPrice, Unity, NTUC Denticare, authorised school bookshops and uniform suppliers, and BATA

Apply via NTUC website

10

Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) bursary

(Pri: Students from Madrasahs recognized by MUIS/MOE only

Sec: (Students from Madrasahs recognized by MUIS/MOE only, or from schools recognized by the MOE)

$5,600

$1,400

·  Pri: $350

·  Sec: $300-450

Apply via LBKM website

11

CCC Bursaries

(All constituencies offer merit-based bursaries; however, not all constituencies offer income-based bursaries)

$2,750

$690

Varies across constituencies, ranging from $100 to $500

Student will receive an Edusave award notification letter from MOE if eligible

12

AMP Adopt A Family & Youth Scheme

(Families must show the potential to be self-reliant)

$2,500

$650

•  Tuition, part-time madrasah, EZ-link reimbursements

•  Exam fees, childcare, kindergarten, student care fees

•  Educational workshops

•  Education bursaries

Call the AMP Helpline at 64163960 or 64163961 to make an appointment for assessment

 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Student must be a Malay/Muslim Singaporean or Permanent Resident.
  2. Registered in the MENDAKI Tuition Scheme (MTS) or Collaborative Tuition Programme (CTP).
  3. Income eligibility that fits at least one of the criteria below:
  • Received MOE’s FAS or MUIS’ PROMAS (2021 or 2022), or
  • Received MSF’s ComCare (2021 or 2022), or
  • Received MUIS’ Zakat (2021 or 2022), or
  • Have gross monthly Per Capita Income (PCI) ≤ $650

Application

Parents may apply for SAS on MyMENDAKI portal. Only one application is needed per family (i.e. if the parent has multiple children, the parent needs to apply once only).

To apply, please prepare the following documents:

  1. Applicant’s NRIC (front and back) (as the parent/guardian)
  2. Approval letter of at least one of these schemes (2021 or 2022):
  • MOE’s FAS or MUIS’ PROMAS, or
  • MSF’s ComCare, or
  • MUIS’ Zakat, or

If approval letter is not available, please provide income documents for the purpose of PCI computation.

  • All your household members’ latest income statements / payslips / CPF contribution statement (last 3 months) / Notice of Assessment. If Applicant has MyInfo, Applicant does not need to submit income statement.

AND

(b) Divorce/Death Certificate (if applicable)

Application closes on 31 March 2022.

Processing

  • MENDAKI will process and consider all applications
  • Applications take between 2 and 4 weeks to process provided all necessary documents have been submitted.
  • MENDAKI reserves the right to:
    • Reject application which does not meet the eligibility criteria and/or is incomplete.
    • Request for additional supporting documents

Disbursement
Disbursement of SAS for 2022 will be carried in two parts (table below). Only students who obtained at least 85% attendance in MTS/CTP will qualify for the 2nd disbursement.

Level/Quantum

Primary ($200)

Secondary ($250)

1st Disbursement (January 2022)

Primary $100 | Secondary $130

Popular Voucher – $50
Transport Credit – $50

Popular Voucher – $80
Transport Credit – $50

2nd Disbursement (July 2022)

Primary $100 | Secondary $120

(Subject to attaining 85% of attendance in MTS/CTP)

Popular Voucher – $50
Transport Credit – $50

Popular Voucher – $70
Transport Credit – $50

Students are encouraged to utilise SAS for purchase of education resources to supplement their learning needs in school such as assessment books. The transport credit of $10/month will enable students to travel for tuition regularly.

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