14 Aug '11, 11am

Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy Scheme to be revised for Malay students #NDRsg

Singapore - The Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy Scheme income criteria, which have not changed for the last 20 years will be revised to cover more Malay families, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at his National Day Rally. Currently, recipients from households with a gross monthly income of S$2,001 to S$3,000 qualify for a 70 per cent subsidy. The full subsidy is for those from households with a monthly income of S$2,000 and below. With the progress of the Malay community, Mr Lee noted more Malay students are making it to universities and polytechnics. The Government will study the problem with Malay self-help group Mendaki and the community, but Mr Lee reiterated the key principle will remain - Malay students from poorer households enjoy free education, while the better off have to pay fees. Last year, Mendaki disbursed S$14.8 million in tertiary tuition fee subsidies, up...

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