SMU Access guarantees a financial aid package equal to the full tuition fees for all eligible undergraduate students with effect from Academic Year 2017/2018. The recipient of the SMU Access Grant will be able to offset his/her tuition fees, after taking into account all scholarships, bursaries and other grants from all donors and the Singapore government. The grant amount is subject to a maximum of four years of undergraduate studies for every eligible student. The SMU Access grant is bond-free.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Singaporean Citizen
  • Full-time SMU first-year undergraduate from Academic Year 2017/2018 onwards
  • Reside in 3-room type HDB flat or smaller
  • Gross Household Monthly per capita income range of between S$0 to S$625
  • Family does not own any private property in Singapore or outside of Singapore
  • Have been granted the Tuition Fee Loan and/or CPF Education Scheme Loan

A) AN EXAMPLE OF FINANCING VIA SMU ACCESS FOR A STUDENT WITH GROSS HOUSEHOLD MONTHLY PER CAPITA INCOME OF $400

Your Estimated Annual Tuition Fees
- Tuition Fee Payable (A)
(after the Tuition Grant Subsidy offered by the Singapore Government)
$11,300.00*
Your Financial Assistance Package
CDC/CCC Bursary (B) $3,600.00
SMU ACCESS GRANT (C) to offset his/her tuition fees $7,700.00
SMU ACCESS GRANT (C) is calculated as (A) – (B) $7,700.00

Note: Successful applicants for SMU ACCESS can apply for an additional Study Loan to finance their daily allowance.
* Based on Annual Tuition Fees for AY 2016/17.

B) AN EXAMPLE OF FINANCING VIA SMU ACCESS FOR A STUDENT WITH GROSS HOUSEHOLD MONTHLY PER CAPITA INCOME OF $600

Your Estimated Annual Tuition Fees
- Tuition Fee Payable (A)
(after the Tuition Grant Subsidy offered by the Singapore Government)
$11,300.00*
Your Financial Assistance Package
CDC/CCC Bursary (B) $3,600.00
Donor Grant (C) $2,000.00
SMU ACCESS GRANT (D) to offset his/her tuition fees $5,700.00
SMU ACCESS GRANT (D) is calculated as (A) – (B) – (C) $5,700.00

Note: Successful applicants for SMU ACCESS can apply for an additional Study Loan to finance their daily allowance.
* Based on Annual Tuition Fees for AY 2016/17.

 

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Centre for Student Financial Assistance (CSFA)

Contact CSFA for Tuition Fee Loan, Study Loan, SMU Education Loan, Student Computer Loan, Bursaries and all other financial assistance schemes.

Email: finasst@smu.edu.sg

Tel: +65 6828 0264 / 6828 0486 / 6828 9556 / 6808 5199 / 6828 0453 / 6828 0501 / 6828 0160

Fax: +65 6828 0647

Office of Finance (OFN)

Contact OFN for CPF Education Scheme, Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy Scheme, and Post-Secondary Education Account.

Email: accountenquiry@smu.edu.sg

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