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CPF Education Scheme

The CPF Education Scheme is a loan scheme which enables members to use CPF savings from their Ordinary Account to pay for their children or their own tuition fees. The student has to repay the amount withdrawn plus interest, in cash subsequently.

Eligibility

All full-time undergraduate students can use their own CPF savings, their spouses' and their parents' (including step-parents') CPF savings.

Loan Amount

Up to 100% of subsidised tuition fees payable by undergraduate students.

Guarantor

Not required for Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.

A guarantor is required for a student who is not a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.

For guarantor’s requirements, refer to Part C of the Application for Use of CPF Savings in the Education Scheme form (FORM AES/F1).

Administrative Fee

An administrative fee of S$10, which may be revised from time to time, plus GST, will be charged for each deduction from the CPF member's Ordinary Account. This fee and GST will be deducted from the CPF member's Ordinary Account and will form part of the CPF savings withdrawn to be repaid by the student.

Interest

Interest is computed from the date the CPF savings are deducted, pegged at the prevailing CPF interest rate

Repayment

The student is required to repay to the CPF member's CPF account, the CPF savings withdrawn under the Education Scheme including interest.

The repayment can be made in one lump sum or in monthly instalments over a maximum period of 12 years.

For outstanding amounts of up to S$10,000, the minimum repayment per month is S$100.

Repayment begins one year after the student graduates or one year after he leaves the course, whichever is earlier.

All repayments must be in cash.

Application Period

Application opens on 6 July 2020 and will close on 28 August 2020.
 

How to Apply

Apply online via the CPF Board Portal.

Note:

  • Applicant is the student himself or herself, not the parent.
  • Successful applicants need not apply for the scheme every year.
  • The status of application can be tracked via the CPF Board Portal.


Cancellation of Existing Deduction Instructions

To cancel existing deduction instructions, please complete the online cpf revocation form.


Further Information

More information is available at the CPF Education Scheme webpage.

For further advice on the CPF member's account or enquiries on e-application for use of CPF funds, please contact CPF Call Centre at 1800-227-1188 or email: education@cpf.gov.sg