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How would I be informed of the fees payable and the fee due date?

How would I be informed of the fees payable and the fee due date?

The Polytechnic will send an email to your student email account with the Polytechnic to inform you that tax invoice and fee payable statement are available for retrieval in the TP Student Mobile App through a mobile device at least 2 weeks before the fee due date. You may then request your tax invoice for course fees and fee payable statement in pdf format to be sent to your student email account.

The mode of payment to settle the fee payable will be shown on the fee payable statement. If you have an approved GIRO arrangement with the Polytechnic, the last 3 digits of your authorised bank account for deduction and the deduction date will be shown on the statement.

If I have applied for Financial Scheme (FS), do I still need to pay fees using my own funds?

If I have applied for Financial Scheme (FS), do I still need to pay fees using my own funds?

You are required to pay the fees using your own funds (eg. Interbank GIRO or AXS) if:

  1. any of your Financial Scheme application is still pending approval when fee is due; or
  2. your Financial Scheme(s) application is unsuccessful; or
  3. your approved Financial Scheme(s) payment is insufficient to settle the fees; or
  4. you have not applied PSEA to settle Other Fees

Do I need to apply for Interbank Giro and where can I find more details on this?

Do I need to apply for Interbank Giro and where can I find more details on this?

Yes, you are required to apply for GIRO which is an easy and convenient way for students to pay fees to or receive payment from the Polytechnic. All students are expected to have GIRO arrangement with the Polytechnic. Further details can be found in the Interbank GIRO Application.

All students are expected to have GIRO arrangement with the Polytechnic.

What mode of payment can I use to settle my fees?

What mode of payment can I use to settle my fees?

Besides GIRO, payment can be made:

  1. Via the AXS e-station at http://www.axs.com.sg/axsEstation.php  or via the AXS m-Station using your mobile and tablet devices by downloading the AXS app;
    Select eServices > Education > Temasek Polytechnic > Payment for Invoice/Payment Request

  2. Via AXS stations located island-wide;
    Select Education > Temasek Polytechnic > Payment for Invoice/Payment Request

What should I do if I have financial difficulties in paying my fees?

What should I do if I have financial difficulties in paying my fees?

Full time students are allowed to tap on financial scheme(s) to settle school fees. You may want to explore the option of settling your fees by using the financial scheme(s) available if there is a need. Please refer here for more details on the financial scheme(s). If you have explored all available financial schemes and still require financial assistance, please email to fnahotline@tp.edu.sg

Will I receive official receipt for GIRO deduction?

Will I receive official receipt for GIRO deduction?

No receipt will be issued for GIRO deduction.

Why do I need to apply for Interbank GIRO (GIRO)?

Why do I need to apply for Interbank GIRO (GIRO)?

GIRO is an easy and convenient way for students to pay fees to or receive payment from the Polytechnic. All students are expected to have GIRO arrangement with the Polytechnic.

Whose bank account can be used for GIRO?

Whose bank account can be used for GIRO?

Either student’s or parent’s / guardian’s savings / current account with any one of the GIRO participating banks can be used.

Is the arrangement to pay by GIRO for my secondary school fees still valid for paying the Polytechnic's student fees?

Is the arrangement to pay by GIRO for my secondary school fees still valid for paying the Polytechnic's student fees?

No, you have to fill up a new application form to authorise your bank to pay to Temasek Polytechnic.

Can trustee’s account or fixed deposit account be used for GIRO?

Can trustee’s account or fixed deposit account be used for GIRO?

No, only saving or current account can be used.

How do I apply for GIRO?

How do I apply for GIRO?

If you are a new student enrolled to the Polytechnic in this semester, you are required to submit the compulsory forms Application for Interbank GIRO Form (PDF: 86KB) together with your enrolment forms.

If you are an existing student, you can download the form from Application for Interbank GIRO Form (PDF: 86KB) and submit the duly completed form either by mail to Student Finance & Collection, Finance & Administration, Temasek Polytechnic, 21 Tampines Ave 1, Singapore 529757 or deposit in the “Financial Forms” drop-in box outside Student Services.

This form is to authorise the Polytechnic to deduct the fees payable by you directly from your authorized bank account through GIRO. It also serves as your standing instruction to the Polytechnic to pay all monies due to you (if applicable) to the same bank account, unless a separate instruction is given to us.

Before submission, please read the important notes stated on the form carefully and note that if your authorised bank account is :

  • operated by signature
    • to sign as per the specimen signature(s) maintained at the bank. 
    • for joint accounts where 2 signatures are required, both account holders are to sign on the application form.
  • operated by thumbprint
    • the bank account holder has to visit the bank personally to obtain the bank's verification on the thumbprint and endorsement on the application form.

If my Financial Scheme is approved and the Financial Scheme Organisation pays to the Polytechnic after I have paid my fees, how will I get the refund from the Polytechnic?

If my Financial Scheme is approved and the Financial Scheme Organisation pays to the Polytechnic after I have paid my fees, how will I get the refund from the Polytechnic?

Upon receipt of the fund from the Financial Scheme Organisation, the Polytechnic will work out the excess amount you have paid and refund it to your approved GIRO account.

Can I use correction fluid to amend my GIRO application form?

Can I use correction fluid to amend my GIRO application form?

No, you are NOT allowed to use correction fluid to make amendments on the application form. Error should be crossed out neatly and amendments should be written next to it. For all errors, the account holder has to sign beside the amendment as per specimen signatures maintained with the bank.

As I am a new International student not residing in Singapore, I do not have any bank account in Singapore, do I still need to submit the GIRO application form?

As I am a new International student not residing in Singapore, I do not have any bank account in Singapore, do I still need to submit the GIRO application form?

Yes, please open a bank account with a GIRO participating bank in Singapore after you have arrived here and your student pass application is approved by Singapore Government. After opening the bank account, you would then complete and submit the GIRO application form in the “Financial Forms” drop-in box outside Student Services by 1 May 2020. The form will be submitted for bank processing. If it is approved, the approved GIRO account will be shown on the fee payable statement which can be retrieved from TP Student Mobile App.

How do I know which bank account my fees will be deducted from?

How do I know which bank account my fees will be deducted from?

You can view your full bank account details at TP Student Mobile App through a mobile device. If the bank account is not approved, you will have to pay your fees by one of the payment modes mentioned below under Fees Payment and Enquiries: What mode of payment can I use to settle my fees.

Can I change or terminate my GIRO arrangement after the application?

Can I change or terminate my GIRO arrangement after the application?

Yes,
a)     if you wish to terminate your GIRO arrangement, you have to:

  1. Email to fnahotline@tp.edu.sg to request for the ‘Termination of Interbank GIRO’ form and submit via the drop-in box located outside Student Services, and
  2. inform your bank directly on the termination of GIRO arrangement.


b)     If you wish to use another bank account for your GIRO arrangement, you have to:

  1.  inform your bank directly on the termination of GIRO arrangement, and
  2.  submit a new 'Application for interbank GIRO' form in the 1st week of the semester. 

The new application will supersede the existing GIRO arrangement once approved by the bank.

The 'Application for interbank GIRO' form can be downloaded below under Student Finance & Collection.

Do NOT change your GIRO arrangement for fee deduction as shown on the fee payable statement as it will not be in time for the Polytechnic to stop the fee deduction from your bank account for that semester.

When will my GIRO arrangement be effective for GIRO deduction of school fees?

When will my GIRO arrangement be effective for GIRO deduction of school fees?

Your GIRO application is only effective when the statement 'The amount payable will be deducted from bank account ... on dd/mm/yyyy' appears on your fee payable statement. SMS received from your bank is not a confirmation of GIRO arrangement as school may only receive the confirmation after fee payable statement is generated. The GIRO arrangement confirmed by the bank after the fee payable statement is generated will be effected from next semester onwards.

When must I get ready the funds in my bank account for GIRO deduction?

When must I get ready the funds in my bank account for GIRO deduction?

Please ensure sufficient fund balance in your bank account on fee deduction date as shown on the fee payable statement. No receipt will be issued for GIRO deduction.

If my GIRO deduction is unsuccessful due to insufficient fund, will the Polytechnic try to deduct it through GIRO again?

If my GIRO deduction is unsuccessful due to insufficient fund, will the Polytechnic try to deduct it through GIRO again?

No, there is only ONE GIRO deduction for each semester. If GIRO deduction is unsuccessful, you may make payment by one of the payment modes mentioned below under Fees Payment and Enquiries: What mode of payment can I use to settle my fees.

Do I need to cancel my GIRO authorisation if I withdraw from my course of study?

Do I need to cancel my GIRO authorisation if I withdraw from my course of study?

Yes, you are required to cancel your GIRO authorisation with your bank if you withdraw from your course of study.

Would CCA advisors be notified if their nominations are not successful?

Would CCA advisors be notified if their nominations are not successful?

The TSEA Secretariat will inform advisors of both successful and unsuccessful nominees. 

Is external involvement considered?

Is external involvement considered?

No, only TP events will be considered. In addition, only TP-registered CCAs are eligible for the awards, unless specified in the criteria.

Can students be nominated for both CCA Merit (Arts) & CCA Merit (Leadership)?

Can students be nominated for both CCA Merit (Arts) & CCA Merit (Leadership)?

Yes, provided the student meets the eligibility criteria.

How do you judge the scale of an event? Is an organiser of an Interest Group BBQ equivalent to an organiser of a concert?

How do you judge the scale of an event? Is an organiser of an Interest Group BBQ equivalent to an organiser of a concert?

Some considerations in judging the scale of events include the number of participants, the profile of the invited guests, the impact of the event and the magnitude of the event, i.e. poly-wide, nation-wide, diploma-wide, class.

Can students submit the nomination form themselves?

Can students submit the nomination form themselves?

No, only CCA advisors can submit the nominations via the prescribed nomination forms. Those submitted directly by the nominees are deemed as not supported by TP staff, and will hence not be accepted.

Can a TP staff be nominated for the Outstanding Coach/Instructor Award?

Can a TP staff be nominated for the Outstanding Coach/Instructor Award?

No, this award is only applicable to an external, officially-appointed TP coach or instructor.

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