Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for Social and Family Development and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs whether there is a plan to perform a review of the eligibility income threshold for the Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy scheme in light of the cost-of-living inflation.
Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: The Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) is a subsidy for the tuition fees of eligible Malay students at local institutes of higher learning such as polytechnics and universities. The TTFS quantum covers up to 100% of the tuition fees.
Currently, Malay students from households with per capita income of $2,000 and below receive the TTFS. Eligible students can also consider other assistance schemes from MENDAKI or MOE.
The Government is committed to ensuring that Malay students in financially challenged families have access to higher education and regularly reviews the income eligibility criteria of the TTFS scheme. We will take into consideration the overall prevailing economic situation faced by families.
Ministry of Social and Family Development
9 January 2023