Education Assistance

Who can receive this assistance?

We can assist:
• You as member
• Your spouse,
• Your children, or
• Your brother or sister.

When can I receive the assistance?
You will receive assistance if you have sufficient funds in your general account entitlement.

What type of assistance can I receive?
Local Education
• Assistance is only for FNPF approved list of institutes, hostels and homestay.
• Assistance is only applicable to Form 7/ Year 13/ vocational courses/special school/foundation level offered at high school and tertiary level education.
• FNPF will assist for tuition, textbook and accommodation.
• The maximum assistance for Accommodation is $2,500 per student per semester.
• The maximum assistance for text book is $200 per student per semester.

Overseas Education
• FNPF will assist for tuition, accommodation and incidental.
• Assistance is applicable to Year 13, tertiary foundation and tertiary level education.
• The maximum assistance for incidental expenses is $10,000 per student for the duration of study.

Do I need to pay any fees?
A processing fee of $10.00 per applicant. Bank charges for telegraphic transfer will be deducted from this withdrawal. Please note that you will need to pay the processing fee within 14 days from registration of your application, otherwise it will be automatically cancelled.

What documents will I need to submit with this application?
You must apply on the prescribed application form (EW01) for Education Assistance.
You must also submit a certified copy of your birth cerificate. All document copies must be certified by either an authorised FNPF officer, Justice of Peace or Commissioner for Oath.

Required information and documents for:
Tuition Fees
• Evidence that the student is enrolled in an FNPF approved institute
(local education).
• Invoice from institute confirming tuition fees to be paid.
• For Special Needs students, an assessment report from a qualified specialist.
• If entitlement is less than 50% of the total cost of the course, member need to provide evidence of shortfall/ own contribution.
• Evidence of relationship to member.
• Acceptance letter and invoice from overseas tertiary institute stating the duration of course, details of fees, due dates for fees payment. (overseas education only)
• Certified copies of the student’s passport pages showing details of passport holder, the validity of the passport and the student’s visa covering the period of study. (overseas education only)

Accommodation
• Evidence that the student is enrolled in an FNPF approved institute (local education).
• Invoice for accommodation from approved institute or hostel (local) confirming fees.
• Invoice from Institute or sponsor letter to confirm that fees has been paid.
• Evidence of relationship of student to member.

Incidental - Overseas
• Invoice from institute or sponsor letter confirming that tuition has been paid.
• Certified copy of students’ valid passport and visa.
• If the visa is not available when application is lodged, approval will be granted on the condition that payment will be processed after sighting the student’s visa or approval in principle letter submitted with a signed Memorandum of Understanding for education assistance between the member and the Fund.
• Evidence of relationship of student to member.
• Evidence of members valid bank account and is not more than one month old.

Evidence of Textbook
• Evidence that the student is enrolled in an FNPF approved institute (local education).
• Invoice from Institute or sponsor letter to confirm that fees has been paid.
• Invoice for relevant textbooks from the institute book centre.
• Evidence of relationship of student to member.
• Evidence of members valid bank account and is not more than one month old.
• Latest bank statement.

Where can I lodge this application?
Your completed application can be lodged at any of our FNPF office nearest to you.