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Sunday, May 22, 2022
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POLY & ITE SCHOOL FEES TO INCREASE, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

In every economy in the world, prices of services tend to increase over time. For many reasons such as inflation, pandemic, and many more factors.

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Previously, there was already news on the increase in electricity tariffs and transport.

The school fees for polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will increase as well for this year’s batch of students (2022).

Those who are beginning their 1st year this year for ITE and polys will be affected, this applies to Singaporean, PR, and international students.

Students who are currently enrolled are not affected (Meaning if you are already in your second year, this school’s fees will not be affected by the change).

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The Straits Times(ST) reported that the fees will be changed as follows:

Poly

Singaporeans going to poly – $100 increase

PRs going to poly – $200 increase

International students – $400 increase

ITE

Singaporeans going ITE(Nitec) – $20 increase

MOE says:

The Ministry of Education (MOE) told the Strait Times that the reason for the increase is due to pressure from rising costs.

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They also stated that the ministry has subsidized schemes that have annual reviews.

Where to seek help?

For those that need help to overcome the education, fees can seek help from the school or approach the Ministry of Social and Family Development to enquire about the available assistance schemes.

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