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Committee for Private Education (CPE)

The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is a group of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), a statutory board under the Ministry of Education tasked to regulate the private education sector and was established under the Private Education Act 2009.

The CPE is appointed by the SSG Board to carry out its functions and powers to regulate all Private Education Institutions (PEIs), provide student services, consumer education and facilitate capability development efforts to uphold standards of private education industry in Singapore.

Overseas Family School is registered as a PEI by the Committee for Private Education.

Registration No: 199104269R
Validity: 1/5/2015 - 31/8/2019

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EduTrust Certification Scheme

The EduTrust Certification Scheme (EduTrust) is a quality assurance scheme administered by CPE for PEIs in Singapore. It aims to recognise PEIs that are able to consistently maintain high standards in key areas of management and in the provision of education services.

Overseas Family School is proud to have been granted the EduTrust (four year) award.

EduTrust Certificate No: EDU-2-22072
Validity: 21/12/2015 - 20/12/2019

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Student Contract

The CPE requires all PEIs and their students to sign a student contract for any course that is longer than two months. The student contract sets out the contractual commitments of both the student and the school, such as the key mutual obligations of the school and the student on matters such as course details and payment terms, among other things.

The advisory note contains key points of the student contract that students should pay extra attention to, such as course duration, total fees and fees schedule, and the refund policy.

Please download and read our student contract and the accompanying advisory note. We are always ready to help if you have any questions regarding the student contract.

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Fee Protection Scheme

The FPS serves to protect students' fees in the event that a Private Education Institution (PEI) is unable to continue operating due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. The FPS also protects students if the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the students arising from judgement made against it by the Singapore courts.

EduTrust-certified PEIs are required to adopt the FPS to provide full protection for all fees paid by their students. Fees refer to all monies paid by the students to be enrolled in a PEI, excluding the 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.

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Fee Protection under the Insurance Scheme

OFS has adopted the fee insurance scheme. Under the insurance scheme, OFS shall purchase insurance to protect the fees payable by the student. The insurance coverage shall commence from the date of invoice, to cover the period from the date of payment of the fees, to at least the next payment date.

OFS has entered into a Master Insurance Policy with Lonpac Insurance Bhd, a CPE-approved insurance company, to protect the fees collected from the students. The Master Insurance Policy sets out the scope of cover for indemnification by the insurance company.

Certificate of Insurance and Fee Protection Status

The insurance company will mail a softcopy of the Certificate of Insurance to the parent of the student.

Claim Process

In the event of a FPS claim, the insured students should produce the following:

  • FPS Certificate of Insurance.
  • Identity card, passport and other proof of identity.
  • Valid Student Contract.
  • Original copies of tax invoices and receipts related to the studies as per the Student Contract.

Lonpac Insurance Bhd will notify all insured students of the claim procedures that must be followed.

In the event if a OFS is unable to continue operating due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure, CPE (or any Singapore Government authority) may take charge, inform all affected parties, and organise the claims pay-out.

Affected students would be advised of the steps they would need to follow in order to file an FPS claim during the claim process.

Student Medical Insurance Scheme

OFS has in place a Student Medical Insurance Scheme, with AXA Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd, for all its students as required by CPE under the EduTrust certification scheme. This medical insurance scheme provide for an annual coverage of S$20,000 per student, with at least B2 ward in government and restructured hospitals and 24 hours coverage in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in school-related activities) throughout the course duration. The families are encouraged to seek advice on whether more comprehensive insurance cover is required or desired.