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Financial Assistance Scheme

Application Process for 2023

Parents/students may obtain the application form for FAS in 2023 through one of the ways as listed below. 

(a) Obtain the application form from the General Office reception counter;
(b) Email admin_stmargaretss@moe.edu.sg for a soft copy of the application form;
(c) Download the application form here;
(d) Apply using the MOE FAS e-application form (eFAS) via FormSG.

For submission of FAS application form, parents/students have the options to submit via hard-copy, email or Form-SG:
(a) Drop the hardcopy form and supporting documents into the assigned pigeon-hole at the school’s General Office; or
(b) Scan the form with the supporting documents and email them to the school at admin_stmargaretss@moe.edu.sg; or
(c) Complete the MOE FAS e-application form via FormSG.

Please ensure that the forms are duly completed and all required supporting documents are attached.

For current students on the FAS, a copy of the form will be posted to parents or given to the students directly.

The window periods for the submission of the FAS application form are shown in below.

Window periods for the submission of the FAS application form

LevelStart Date for ApplicationSubmission DeadlineRemarks
For Secondary 1 students (2022) going to Secondary 2 (2023)Tuesday, 25 October 2022Friday, 18 November 2022Secondary 1 students need to confirm their SBB subjects for 2023 before submitting their FAS forms. 
For Secondary 2 students (2022) going to Secondary 3 (2023)  Friday, 11 November 2022  Friday, 25 November 2022 Secondary 2 students need to confirm their SBB subjects for 2023 before submitting their FAS forms.
For Secondary 3 students (2022) going to Secondary 4 (2023) Tuesday, 25 Oct 2022  Friday, 18 November 2022  
For Secondary 4-6 to 4-8 students (2022) going to Secondary 5 (2023) *Monday, 19 December 2022Friday, 6 January 2023 
* Secondary 4-6 to 4-8 students should only submit their FAS application forms if they are continuing their studies at St. Margaret's Secondary School at Secondary 5.

New applications may still be submitted during the course of the year. However, the FAS will only take effect in the following month after it has been approved. There will be no financial assistance given for the months that have already passed. 

FAS Approved by Other Schools

Students whose FAS applications have been approved by other school for 2023 are to submit a copy of the FAS Approval Letter to St. Margaret's Secondary School. The school will follow-up with a reply on the procedure for collection of textbooks and school attire.

Renewal of FAS

Students who were on FAS in 2022 and wish to renew their FAS in 2023 will need to submit a new application. 

Benefits of FAS

Successful applicants will receive:
  • Full waiver of school fees $5.00 and standard miscellaneous fees $10.00. (2nd Tier Misc fees $10.00 and AS fees $3.00 are to be paid using the FAS students’ Edusave Funds)
  • Free School Attire
  • Free Textbooks
  • Public Transport Subsidy of $17 per month in the form of E-Vouchers which are to be redeemed from Transitlink each month. Sec 1 FAS students should redeem for both Jan and Feb E-Vouchers ($20) in February. Thereafter, redemption is on a monthly basis.
  • Subsidy for Meals in School Canteen ($3.50 per meal x 10 meals per week – during term time only). MOE FAS students are to activate their  Student Smart Card at the School General Office (one-time activation), before they can tap their card at the terminal at any canteen stall on a weekly basis to receive their subsidies. Secondary 1 students are required to activate their new Secondary School Student Smart Card at the School General Office when they receive it in March 2023 to continue receiving subsidies.