Q01.01: What are the fees that I need to pay during Enrolment?
A: To confirm your enrolment, you are required to pay a non-refundable Enrolment Fee. The amount varies according to nationality; please refer to the enrolment booklet for the detail. All international students are also required to pay for the first semester’s fee during enrolment.
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Q01.02: Can I use PSEA to pay for the enrolment fee?
A: Enrolment fee is to confirm your place in Republic Polytechnic. Hence, it can only be settled via the following mode of payments:
Q01.03: How can I pay my Enrolment Fee?
A: Enrolment Fee can be paid via:
Q01.04: How much are the course fees?
A: Please visit our website http://www.rp.edu.sg/Fees/01_Course_Fees.aspx for the information on course fee.
*Note: Fees are subject to revision by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.
Q01.05: When is billing of course fee?
A: Tax invoice will be sent to student's RP official email account seven weeks after the commencement of the academic semester. Please visit our website http://www.rp.edu.sg/Fees/01_Course_Fees.aspx for more information.
Q01.06: How many times do I pay school fees in each year?
A: You are required to pay school fees twice in an academic year, once every semester.
Q01.07: What is the penalty if I do not make the payment by the stipulated deadline?
A: The Polytechnic reserves the right to pursue legal action or deregister student if the amount remains outstanding.
Q01.08: How can I check on the status of my school fee payment?
A: You can check your school fee amount, transaction history and other Student Finance related information by logging into https://student-oasis.rp.edu.sg/, under Student Centre > Finance section > Account Inquiry.
Q01.09: How are students informed when their school fees are due?
A: Tax invoice will be sent to student's RP official email accounts seven weeks after the commencement of the academic semester.
Q01.10: Are there any reminders sent to students for payment of fees?
A: Yes. Two reminders will be sent to students' RP email account. Hardcopy reminder will also be sent to the student’s Next of Kin at the local residential address maintained in Republic Polytechnic's records.
Q01.11: For next semester I will be repeating 1 module. So do I pay fees only for that module?
A: Generally, all students are liable for full subsidised tuition fee for his/her 6 semester course of studies. To be eligible for half fee, student must meet the below two criteria -(1) Student is in his/her 7th Semester or more(2) Modular credit taken is less than 10 modular credits
Q01.12: Do I need to pay school fees even when I have not been attending class since the term started?
A: Yes. Students who are absent from school since Day 1 of the semester without being withdrawn or deferred are required to pay for the full amount of their course fees. For more information, please refer to our website: http://www.rp.edu.sg/Admin_Fees_for_Withdrawal_Deferment_Absenteeism.aspx
Q01.13: If student withdraws/defers, does he still need to pay school fees?
A: Students who defer or withdraw from RP may be liable to pay the tuition fee. The date the application is received by the Office of the Registrar shall be used to determine the relevant quantum for the tuition fee applicable. For more information, please refer to our website: http://www.rp.edu.sg/Admin_Fees_for_Withdrawal_Deferment_Absenteeism.aspx
Q02.01: Where can I find out more details Tuition Grant Scheme?
A: Please visit MOE website here
Q02.02: Do I still have to pay fee after I have applied for the Tuition Grant?
A: Yes, the tuition grant covers approximately 80% of the total school fees for a Polytechnic education. Students are required to pay the balance of the tuition fees, as well as the Annual Supplementary Fees.
Q02.03: Must I still apply for the Tuition Grant subsidy if I am a Singaporean?
A: Yes, it is mandatory for you to submit the tuition grant form as it is your responsibility to declare the number of semesters that you have benefitted from tuition subsidy. Each student is only entitled to a maximum of 10 semesters of subsidised tuition fees for tertiary education.
Q02.04: How can Singapore Permanent Resident and International students apply for the Tuition Grant?
A: Please refer to our website here
Q02.05: Are there any obligations under the Tuition Grant Scheme?
* For details, please refer to the MOE website on Tuition Grant
Q03.01: What are the acceptable modes of payment for the school fees?
A: The acceptable modes of payment for the school fees are:
For existing student, please pay through OASIS (Student Centre).For ex-student, please pay here
Q03.02: How do I pay fees using cash?
A: Cash payment can only be accepted at any Singpost Branch. Please indicate your NRIC/FIN and the amount payable to the cashier at the point of payment. Please remember to obtain the payment receipt once the payment is completed.
Q03.03: Can I pay my fees via Cash/Cheque at the school or mail the Cheque to the school?
A: The school does not collect cash. Cash payment can be made at any Singpost branch. For cheque payment, the cheque must be payable to "Republic Polytechnic". You are required to write the student's name and NRIC/FIN on the reverse of the cheque. Please drop the cheque at the RP One-Stop Centre cheque deposit box.
Q03.04: What do I need before I can start using E-payment to pay for my fees?
A: You will need to get ready the following items if you are using each of the following to e-pay:
Q03.05: How do I prove that I have made payment for my fees via E-payment?
A: Upon successful transaction, you will receive an online electronic acknowledgement page to confirm that your payment has been made. You are advised to print the acknowledgement for future reference.
Q03.06: Is the E-payment service free?
A: Yes, no charges will be imposed on you for using this e-payment service.
Q03.07: What happens if I have insufficient funds in my bank account for E-payment?
A: The transaction will be rejected.
Q03.08: If my tuition fee is fully paid by CPF or other financial schemes, is there a need to apply for GIRO?
A: Yes. A valid GIRO account enables RP to perform any refunds and disbursements such as scholarships, bursaries, academic prizes, etc. to student promptly.
Q03.09: How do I apply for a New GIRO account?
A: A copy of the application form can be downloaded here or obtained from RP One-Stop Centre. Complete the form and submit to RP One-Stop Centre. Please ensure the signature / thumb print on the form is the same as in the bank’s record.
Q03.10: Do I need to go to the bank to have the GIRO form endorsed before submitting it?A: Yes, if your bank account is operated by thumbprint.
Q03.11: If I have arranged to pay my fees via GIRO, how will it be reflected on the Tax Invoice?
A: The tax invoice will state that your fees will be deducted via GIRO on the stipulated date. Please ensure that you have sufficient funds in your designated bank account on the stipulated deduction date.
Q03.12: What is the date for each semester’s tuition fee GIRO deduction?
A: Giro deduction date will be stated on the tax invoice sent to your RP official email account.
Q03.13: How do I change the stipulated bank account for the GIRO deduction?
A: You are required to inform the bank on the termination of the current Giro instruction. You must then re-submit a new Giro application for the new bank account to be established with us. Please note that the processing time is about 6 – 8 weeks. If your bank account is operated by thumbprint, please bring the completed interbank GIRO form to any branch of your bank to get it certified by bank.
Q04.01: What do the financial schemes cover?
A: Financial schemes cover for tuition fees only, with the exception for the Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Scheme which can cover for supplementary fee. For more information, please visit http://www.rp.edu.sg/Fees/02_Financial_Schemes.aspx
Q04.02: What types of financial schemes are available to pay for tuition fees?
A: Students can apply for the following schemes to pay for their tuition fees:
Please visit our website http://www.rp.edu.sg/Fees/02_Financial_Schemes.aspx for more information on the financial schemes available and their eligibility criteria.
Q04.03: What types of financial schemes are available to pay for supplementary fees?
A: Only Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Scheme can pay for supplementary fees.
Q04.04: Where can I obtain more information about financial schemes?
A: Please visit our website http://www.rp.edu.sg/Fees/02_Financial_Schemes.aspx for more information on the financial schemes available and their eligibility criteria.
Q04.05: What are the hotline numbers for each of the financial schemes?
A: The hotline numbers are:-
Q04.06: If I had applied for various financial schemes, in which order of priority will my tuition fees be paid?
A: The order of priority of the financial schemes is as follow (subjected to the student’s successful application):
Q04.07: I am an international student, what are the financial schemes that I can apply to aid my studies?
A: International students can apply for Tuition Fee Loan and CPF Education Scheme.
Q04.08: Who can I email/ contact if I need clarifications on financial schemes?
A: You may email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call RP hotline at 6510 3000 for further clarification.
Q04.09: Do I pay for my tuition fee first before my application for financial schemes is approved?
A: Student is liable to pay for the tuition fee if the application for the financial scheme is submitted after week 2 of each academic semester. However, if the approved financial scheme does not cover supplementary fee, you need to pay for the supplementary fee separately.
Q04.10: I wish to terminate the financial scheme I am currently on from next semester onwards, what should I do?
A: You may request the following forms from RP One-Stop Centre counter:-
Q04.11: I applied for financial aid last year. Do I have to do it again for this year?
A: No. Once the application to any financial scheme is approved, it will be valid for the entire duration of your course. There is no need to re-apply for the same financial scheme every semester. Please note that PSEA adhoc withdrawal application is for one time deduction only.
Q04.12: Can I apply for more than one financial scheme?
A: Yes, You can apply more than one financial scheme subject to your eligibility criteria. For more information, Please visit our website http://www.rp.edu.sg/Fees/02_Financial_Schemes.aspx.
Q04.13: What are the forms which we need to submit for the financial scheme?
A: The following forms are mandatory:
The following forms are optional and subject to the eligibility criteria:
Q05.01: How does the CPF Education Scheme work?
A: CPF Education Scheme is a loan scheme which enables members to use CPF savings from their Ordinary Account to pay for the student’s tuition fee. For more information, please visit CPF Website.
Q05.02: Who is eligible to apply for payment of tuition fees under CPF Education Scheme?
A: Depending on the Available Withdrawal Limit for Education, and other CPF rules, you may use your own CPF savings, siblings’, spouse’s and parents’ (including step-parents’) CPF savings to pay for up to 100% of your subsidised tuition fee, subject to approval by the CPF Board. For more information, please click here.
Q05.03: Can I use my relative’s CPF savings to pay for my tuition fees?
A: If you are using a relative’s CPF savings to pay for your tuition fees, only up to 25% of your tuition fees will be covered under the scheme.
Q05.04: How do I check the available CPF savings that I have for education use?
A: CPF Member may check the Statement of Available Withdrawal Limit (AWL) for Education by login to “My Statement” via the CPF Online Services with his/her SingPass. Please visit www.singpass.gov.sg for more information on SingPass.
Q05.05: How can I apply for CPF Education Scheme?
A: Online application via http://mycpf.cpf.gov.sg/Members/Gen-Info/Features/CPFEdn_Scheme.htm is open one month before the semester starts. Information required for online application:
For students who have applied for PSEA (Standing Order) and CPF Education Scheme, kindly note that deduction will be made from the PSEA first. Deduction from CPF account will only start where the fund in the student’s PSEA has been exhausted.
Further information is available from the CPF website at http://mycpf.cpf.gov.sg/Members/Gen-Info/Features/CPFEdn_Scheme.htm.
Q05.06: If I apply for the CPF Education Scheme online, how will the school be notified?
A: CPF Board will inform RP on the list of students approved under CPF education scheme within first 2 weeks of term start.
Q05.07: How will I be notified of the status of my CPF Education Scheme application and deduction?
A: CPF Board will inform you and the CPF member on the status of your application by mail. Any deduction from the Member’s CPF account will also be notified by post.
Q05.08: Can I apply for the CPF Education Scheme directly at the nearest CPF Board office?
A: Students are encouraged to submit online application at CPF website.
Q05.09: Do I still have to pay my tuition fees if I apply for the CPF Education Scheme?
A: It is subjected to the followings:
Q05.10: When does repayment for the CPF Education Scheme commence?
A: Repayment of the CPF amount withdrawn plus interest will commence only 1 year after you graduate or 1 year after you leave the course, whichever is earlier.
Q05.11: What is the maximum period of repayment for the CPF Education Scheme?
A: Please refer to CPF website for the information.
Q05.12: How much do I repay CPF Board if I use CPF Education Scheme to pay tuition fees?
A: Please refer to CPF website for the information.
Q05.13: Is there any interest charged on the use of the CPF savings?
A: Yes, interest will be accrued at the prevailing CPF rate from the date of withdrawal.
Q05.14: How do I cancel my CPF payment for tuition fees and start paying by cash?
A: You must complete and submit the CPF revocation form to the RP One-Stop Centre. You must then make arrangement to settle your tuition fees by the following mode of payment.
Q05.15: How do I switch from GIRO payment to CPF payment for my tuition fees?
A: You will need to apply for the CPF Education Scheme online during the application period. Your GIRO arrangement will still be maintained for the payment of the annual supplementary fees not covered by the CPF Education Scheme.
Q05.16: How do I change the CPF account to be used to pay my fees?
A: You must submit a CPF revocation form to revoke using the current CPF account and submit a new online application to use the preferred CPF account during the application period.
Q05.17: Where can I find out more details of the CPF Education Scheme?
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