Under the EduTrust Certification scheme, all EduTrust-certified Private Education Institutions are required to adopt the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) to provide full protection to all fees paid by their students. (Students may refer to the website link of Council of Private Education: (https://www.ssg.gov.sg/cpe/for-peis/protection-of-course-fees.html)
Spring College International adopts an insurance scheme to protect its students’ fees. The insurance service is provided by LONPAC /Etiqa .
All course fees (exceptions explained in FAQ 1) are required to be covered by FPS insurance.
Details on implementation of FPS
Students will pay FPS fees together with course fees.
SCI will purchase insurance from LONPAC / Etiqa Insurance upon collection of fees.
Students will receive the insurance certificate via email from the insurance provider.
1. What is Fee Protection Scheme?
The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ fees in the event a private education institution is unable to continue operating due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. The Fee Protection Scheme also protects students if the private education institution fails to pay penalties or return fees to the students arising from judgement made against it by the Singapore courts.
EduTrust-certified private education institutions are required to adopt the Fee Protection Scheme to provide full protection to all fees paid by their students. All fees refer to all monies paid by the students to be enrolled in a private education institution, excluding the course application fee, agent commission fee (if applicable), miscellaneous fees (non-compulsory and non-standard fee paid only when necessary or where applicable, for example, the re-exam fee or charges for credit card payment etc,) and GST. FPS applies to all courses with duration more than one month or 50 hours. The amount of FPS fee payable will be indicated clearly in the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Private education institutions can choose to adopt either the escrow scheme, insurance scheme, or a combination of both to provide fee protection to all their students.