Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

The PSEA Scheme is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and open to all eligible Singaporeans. The scheme allows students to utilise their siblings’ PSEA funds, up to a maximum of three siblings. Consent for withdrawal of siblings’ PSEA funds must be sought for siblings above 21 years old and parents’ authorisation of usage is required if siblings are below 21 years old.

Note: Undergraduates who are reading graduate modules under the Concurrent Degree Programmes may apply for the scheme here.

What can the PSEA Funds be used for?

 
Type of Form Standing Order Form   Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form

Purpose

 

 

 

 

 

Payment of tuition fees AND miscellaneous student fees for Semester 1 and Semester 2 (not applicable to Special Terms)#

Not applicable for students who wish to use their PSEA to pay for:

1. Tuition fees only for Semester 1 or 2

2. Miscellaneous student fees only for Semester 1 or 2

3. Special term fees

4. Tuition fees for students reading the Bachelor of Technology Programme (B.Tech)

5. Tuition fees and/or miscellaneous student fees for students receiving coverage for these fees under a scholarship, bursary, subsidy, grant, MENDAKI Tuition Fee Subsidy or any other non-repayable scheme

1. Payment for tuition Fees ONLY and/or miscellaneous fees ONLY for Semester 1 or Semester 2 for Full-time students/B.Tech students#

2. Payment for iBLOC OR Special Term Fees

3. Payment for fees related to SEP/NOC/Overseas/Enrichment/Preparatory Programme

4. Payment for compulsory college-related (room and/or meal) fees for students reading the Ridge View Residential College Programme / University Scholars Programme / University Town College Programme / Prince George’s Park House Programme (only accommodation fees)##

5. Payment for compulsory health screening and/or vaccination fees for Health Science students

Important Note

One-time application for automatic withdrawal every semester for Semester 1 and Semester 2 until either the PSEA funds are used up or the SO is terminated (by submission of a SO Termination Form) or replaced (by submission of a new SO Form).

Students who missed the applicable deadline but still wish to withdraw PSEA funds for tuition fees and miscellaneous students fees for the current semester should use the Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form.

One-time withdrawal for the current semester only.

Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form is also applicable for students who missed the Standing Order application deadline but still wish to withdraw PSEA funds for tuition fees and miscellaneous students fees for the current semester

# Students are encouraged to apply for GIRO payment to facilitate payment of any outstanding tuition fees after offsetting the PSEA amount claimed. The outstanding balance, if any, will be deducted automatically on the scheduled GIRO deduction dates.
## Students are encouraged to apply for GIRO payment to facilitate the payment of college fees. The GIRO payment due date for colleges fees is later than the payment due date for other modes of payments.

PSEA Fund Balance

Students may check if there are sufficient funds in their PSEA via PSEA enquiry line before submitting the Standing Order or the Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form. The full balance in PSEA will be deducted if it is insufficient to cover the withdrawal amount indicated on the Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form or the full tuition and miscellaneous student fees if a Standing Order form is submitted. MOE will send a statement to the account holder in the subsequent month after the transactions in his/her PSEA.

For more information on the PSEA Scheme, please visit our FAQ Section or refer to MOE’s website. For enquiries related to your PSEA fund balance, please find the MOE’s contact details at https://www.moe.gov.sg/contact.

Standing Order (SO) Application Form


Applicable only for students who are using PSEA funds for payment of tuition fees AND miscellaneous student fees within the stipulated application timeline.

  Application Period  Disbursement
 Semester 1 AY2019/2020 5 to 8 August 2019  By Mid-Sept 2019  
 Semester 2 AY2019/2020 11 Dec to 18 Dec 2019 (via Hard copy form)             11 Dec 2019 to 13 Jan 2020,1200hrs (via FormSG) By Early-Feb 2020

* If you missed the SO application deadline, you should use the Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form instead.

   How to apply? 
For students withdrawing funds from their own PSEA       Click here or scan the QR code to submit the online PSEA Standing Order (SO) Form during the application period


qR CODE

Click here for the User Guide on Applying Online for PSEA Standing Order. 

For students withdrawing funds from their siblings’ PSEA, with or without withdrawing funds from their own PSEA Download the SO form here and submit/mail the completed form to the Office of Financial Aid (within Office of Admissions) during the application period (for AY2019/2020 Semester 2 only)

If you have wrongly submitted the Standing Order Form, you should terminate the Standing Order by downloading the Standing Order termination form here and submit the completed form to MOE directly.


 

Ad Hoc Application Form



Students may submit the Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form at any time during the semester.


Application Period Disbursement
Semester 1
AY2019/2020
5 to 16 August 2019 (Full-Time)                           
Week 4 of Semester 1 Onwards (B.Tech)
The PSEA funds will be shown in EduRec within 4-6 weeks after submission.
 
Semester 2
AY2019/2020
6 to 17 January 2020 (Full Time)                           
Week 4 of Semester 2 Onwards (B.Tech) 

The PSEA funds will be disbursed to your student account to offset your outstanding tuition fees before the GIRO deduction date for payment of tuition fees. If you submit the form after the application period above, the PSEA funds might not come in before the deadline of payment of tuition fees. We advise students to pay for their outstanding fees first even after they have submitted the PSEA application to avoid any late payment penalty. Any credit balance arising from excess payment will be used to offset your next semester’s fees payable. If there is still an excess balance in your Student Account in the final semester of your studies, the amount will be automatically refunded to your receiving bank account. If you wish to get a refund for the excess payment made before the final semester of your studies, please write in to ofnbox3@nus.edu.sg.  To facilitate the refund, please update your "Receiving Bank Account" details via Education Records System (EduRec) (see FAQs on GIRO Payment).

Download the Ad Hoc Withdrawal form here (editable using Adobe Acrobat).

Students may submit the Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form within the application periods stipulated below:

Application Period Disbursement

Special Term I AY2019/2020

25 to 29 May 2020

The PSEA funds will be shown in EduRec within 4-6 weeks after submission.

Special Term II AY2019/2020

6 to 10 July 2020

*For returning Full-Time National Serviceman (RNS), application is open from 1 to 6 March 2020.

One application form must be submitted for each specific withdrawal. For example, students who wish to withdraw the PSEA funds for modules taken in both Special Term I and Special Term II must submit two Ad Hoc Withdrawal Forms the application periods mentioned above.

As the PSEA funds would not come in before the deadline of payment of tuition fees, we advise students to pay for their outstanding fees first even after they have submitted the PSEA application to avoid any late payment penalty. Any credit balance arising from excess payment will be used to offset your next semester’s fees payable. If there is still an excess balance in your Student Account in the final semester of your studies, the amount will be automatically refunded to your receiving bank account. If you wish to get a refund for the excess payment made before the final semester of your studies, please write in to ofnbox3@nus.edu.sg.  To facilitate the refund, please update your "Receiving Bank Account" details via Education Records System (EduRec) (see FAQs on GIRO Payment).

Download the Ad Hoc Withdrawal form here (editable using Adobe Acrobat).

The conditions of applying the Ad Hoc Withdrawal for compulsory college-related (room and/or meal) fees are:

  • All programmes must be offered by NUS and/or endorsed by NUS.
  • Enrichment programmes must be academic in nature or work-skill related. Examples of eligible programmes are attachments, leadership training courses, short study trips or tours, competitions, conferences, performances and community involvement programmes.

The Ad Hoc withdrawal form must be submitted together with following supporting documents:

  • letter of offer/acceptance issued by NUS and/or partner university showing the start and end dates of the programme (e.g. for SEP and NOC, both letters should be submitted). If unavailable, documents (e.g. email/website) detailing information of the programme (e.g. programme details, objectives and organizer) must be submitted.
  • evidence of the official estimated cost* for participating in the programme.
  • currency conversion if estimated cost of programme is not in Singapore Dollars. (e.g. conversion from https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/)

* Estimated cost is to be attained from NUS and/or partner university official sources, such as programme information sheets or websites. Appeals to cover any cost beyond the estimated cost is subject to approval and submission of all necessary supporting documents, such as receipts and proof of payment.

The maximum amount of PSEA funds allowed to be withdrawn is the total amount of expenses minus the coverage of any awards/grants/bursaries/scholarships meant for the payment of the same type of expenses (e.g. NASA Bursary, SEP Award)

  Application Period Disbursement

AY2019/2020

 
The Ad Hoc withdrawal form and supporting documents must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid (within the Office of Admissions) after the completion of the programme, within 2 months from the end date.  The PSEA funds will be shown in EduRec within 4-6 weeks after submission.

 
Download the Ad Hoc Withdrawal form here (editable using Adobe Acrobat).


The conditions of applying for the Ad Hoc Withdrawal for compulsory college-related (room and/or meal) fees are:

  • Students must be reading the Prince George’s Park House Programme, Ridge View Residential College Programme, University Scholars Programme or the University Town College Programme and are taking modules for the applicable semester
  • PSEA funds can be withdrawn only for compulsory college-related fees incurred (e.g. college registration fees, college fees, compulsory meal plans*). Related discretionary fees such as excess utilities consumption or optional meal plans cannot be paid for using PSEA funds.

*Students in the Prince George’s Park House Programme are not eligible to withdraw funds for meal plans as they are not compulsory.

The maximum amount of PSEA funds allowed to be withdrawn is the total amount of fees charged minus the coverage of any awards/grants/bursaries/scholarships meant for the payment of the same type of expenses (e.g. Residential College Bursary, Residential Programme Bursary, College Grant).

   Application Period Disbursement
 

AY2019/2020

Students can submit the application once they are charged college fees via the UHMS until Week 10 of the semester they are claiming for.  The PSEA funds will be shown in EduRec within 4-6 weeks after submission.


We advise students to pay for their outstanding fees first before the deadline of payment of compulsory college-related (room and/or meal) fees even after they have submitted the PSEA application to avoid any late payment penalty. Any credit balance arising from excess payment will be used to offset your next semester’s fees payable. If there is still an excess balance in your Student Account in the final semester of your studies, the amount will be automatically refunded to your receiving bank account. If you wish to get a refund for the excess payment made before the final semester of your studies, please write in to ofnbox3@nus.edu.sg.  To facilitate the refund, please update your "Receiving Bank Account" details via Education Records System (EduRec) (see FAQs on GIRO Payment).

For students who have paid their college fees first, submission of their receiving bank account details via EduRec is also required for the PSEA funds to be credited to the students’ bank accounts. For students who have paid using credit card, the funds will be refunded to the card.   

Download the Ad Hoc Withdrawal form here (editable using Adobe Acrobat).

Only Health Science students who are required to undergo compulsory health screening and/or vaccination can apply to use their PSEA funds to pay for these fees. 

The Ad Hoc withdrawal form must be submitted together with following supporting documents:

  • Receipt of payment for health screening and/or vaccination
  • Document which indicates that the health screening and/or vaccination is compulsory for their course
   Application Period Disbursement

AY2019/2020

 
The Ad Hoc withdrawal form and supporting documents must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid (within the Office of Admissions) within the same semester the expenses were incurred. The PSEA funds will be shown in EduRec within 4-6 weeks after submission.

 
Download the Ad Hoc Withdrawal form here (editable using Adobe Acrobat).


Students may use their PSEA balance for the repayment of their Tuition Fee Loan, NUS Study Loan, Overseas Student Programme Loan and CPF Loan after they have graduated. To apply and find out more about the scheme, please click here.