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Schools, parents can do better to navigate aid options

There are channels for financial help parents can tap, and schools can also guide them

Although education in Singapore is already largely subsidised, with monthly fees for primary school pupils at $13, the Ministry of Education in April last year relaxed its eligibility criteria for financial assistance.

As a result of this, among other schemes, 90,000 students would have qualified for some form of support, 10,000 more than in previous years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2019, with the headline 'Schools, parents can do better to navigate aid options'. Print Edition | Subscribe