The cost of assessments ranges from S$800* to S$2800* depending on

  1. Areas of investigation
  2. Qualifications of psychologists
  3. Type of service (fast-tracked vs standard)

However, for students who qualify for Financial Assistance (Bursaries), the cost of their assessment may be reduced to between a range $0 to $1,876.

*The cost is before GST. There is also a non-refundable application fee of $53.50.

The DAS will be revising the fees for assessment service which is not funded by MOE from 1st Jan 2020. Assessment applications submitted before 31st December 2019 and the Assessment completed before 30 June 2020 will not be affected by the fee revision.

Assessment application submission  31 Dec 2019 or earlier 1 Jan 2020 and thereafter
Assessment conducted 7 Feb 2020 7 Feb 2020
Assessment fee based on 2019 fees based on 2020 fees

While DAS strives to keep our assessment fees affordable for our users, this latest revision is also to enable us to keep pace with the increasing operational costs. For Singaporean families who are in need of financial assistance, bursaries ranging from 33% to 100% will continue to be made available.  In the last financial year, DAS had to raise over $1 million in donations to provide bursaries for needy students requiring non-MOE funded services and programmes.


John is a 14-year-old student. His parents referred him to the DAS as they were concerned with his difficulties in reading and spelling. They and his teachers did not report any other difficulties. An assessment of dyslexia, which costs $900*, is proposed.  John's family applied to DAS for a bursary and based on their family income, were awarded a 50% bursary.  They, therefore, paid only $450* for the assessment.

*Amount indicated is for illustration only. 

Bursary Available

For students who qualify for Financial Assistance (Bursaries), the cost of their assessment may be reduced to between a range of $0 to $1,876.



Fast-tracked VS Standard

Our current average wait time is approximately *^4 to 6 weeks. However, if you require an urgent assessment, you may want to consider our Fast-Tracked assessment service that is offered to clients who request for the assessments and/or reports to be expedited (processed within 80% of current wait time). The service can be activated immediately upon receipt of completed Main Application Form**. 
You can contact us at 6444 5700 for more information about this.
* The average waiting time will vary from period to period as the DAS receives referrals from our clients on a daily basis.
^ Waiting time updated as of 25th July 2018.
** This applies where no additional information/documents are required, barring the discovery of additional pertinent information during the course of the assessment.