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Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA)

ComCare may be able to help if:

tick both you and your spouse are working at least 56 hours per month*;

tick your total gross monthly household income is $4,000 or less, or your total gross monthly household per capita income is $1,000 or less 

(From 1 July 2020, the qualifying income criteria will be expanded to monthly household income of $4,500 or per capita income of $1,125. Find out more here.);

tick your child is 7 - 14 years of age;

tick your child attends a MSF-registered Student Care Centre; and

tick your child is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident (at least one immediate family member in the same household must be a Singapore Citizen).

This assistance is also available to children with disabilities in special Student Care Centres. Approach SG Enable for more information. 

*If either parent/legal guardian is not working at least 56 hours per month, he or she needs to have valid reasons with documentary proof. Valid reasons can include looking for work, medical leave, incarceration, being a certified full-time caregiver for a dependant, etc. 

You may receive:

tick Monthly subsidy 

(From 1 July 2020, the amount of subsidies will be increased. Eligible families can receive up to $60 more in student care subsidies each month. Find out more here.)

The amount of subsidy is dependent on your monthly household income:            

For households with 4 or fewer family members​

For households with 5 or more family members


 Existing Subsidy​

Revised Subsidy

(wef 1 Jul 2020)

For SCCs with fees < $290

For SCCs with fees$290

For SCCs with fees < $295

For SCCs with fees $295

Gross Household Income ($)

Gross Per Capita Income ($)

Subsidy (%)

Maximum subsidy ($)

Subsidy (%)

Maximum subsidy ($)

≤ 1,500

≤ 375

 98

 285

98

290

1501 - 2,000

376 - 500 

 95

 275

95

280

2,001 - 2,200

501 - 550 

 90

 261

90

266

2,201 - 2,400

551 - 600

 80

 232

85

251

2,401 - 2,600

601 - 650

 70

 203

80

236

2,601 - 2,800

651 - 700

 60

 174

70

207

2,801 - 3,000

701 - 750 

 50

 145

60

177

3,001 - 3,200

751 - 800 

 40

 116

50

148

3,201 - 3,400

801 - 850 

 30

 87

40

118

3,401 - 3,500

851 - 875 

 20

 58

40

118

3,501 - 4,000

876 - 1,000 

 10

 29

30

89

4,001 - 4,500

1,001 - 1,125

​0

0​

​20

59​

tick A one-off Start-Up Grant of up to $400 per child.

The grant can be used to pay for the initial costs such as deposit, registration fee, uniforms, and insurance.

To apply:

  • Obtain an application form and apply for the scheme at any MSF-registered Student Care Centre.
  • You can find Student Care Centres administering the subsidies here.
  • You need to bring the following:
    • Copy of your child’s Birth Certificate
    • Copy of both parents’ updated NRIC. If the child is cared for by a guardian, please provide a copy of the proof of guardianship and the guardian’s NRIC.
    • Latest copy of both parents’ pay slips or a letter from employers stating both parents’ monthly income.

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