Coronavirus: International schools offer parents relief

Financial support for students as families feel effects of economic slowdown amid Covid-19 crisis

The United World College South East Asia's East Campus students gathering in the plaza in compliance with safe distancing measures before proceeding to class. The school last month launched a financial relief programme for families who are most in ne
The United World College South East Asia's East Campus students gathering in the plaza in compliance with safe distancing measures before proceeding to class. The school last month launched a financial relief programme for families who are most in need of short-term relief. PHOTO: UWC SOUTH EAST ASIA
Singapore American School students undergoing temperature checks in March at the Woodlands campus. The school has also created a fund to meet pressing financial needs of families during this period.
Singapore American School students undergoing temperature checks in March at the Woodlands campus. The school has also created a fund to meet pressing financial needs of families during this period. PHOTO: SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL

International schools in Singapore have extended financial help to students, as families feel the effects of the global economic slowdown.

Several schools have set up funds, while some have announced fee reductions and refrained from tuition fee hikes for the coming year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2020, with the headline 'International schools offer parents relief'. Subscribe