Poor however “academically able” faculty students, particularly these beneath the scholar monetary help applications (Stufaps) and whose households are included within the conditional money switch program, will take pleasure in tuition-free education this yr, in accordance with the free faculty training coverage.

The Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Budget Management lately issued a joint memorandum outlining how the grant of the free tuition in 114 state universities and schools (SUCs) shall be carried out for the brand new educational yr.

In the April 20 memo, the 2 businesses mentioned the rules had been geared toward making certain correct enforcement of the particular appropriation of P8 billion topic to the conditional implementation that President Duterte has ordered.

While the coverage goals to cowl all Filipino undergraduate students enrolling in SUCs for college yr 2017-2018, they are going to be topic to Mr. Duterte’s prioritization directive and the provision of price range within the Higher Education Support Fund, in accordance with the rules.

It additionally mentioned that only “academically able” students or those that cross the tutorial and retention requirements of the SUCs could be thought-about for the tuition-free education for 2017.


Nationally funded Stufaps beneficiaries must be given precedence on enrollment, it famous.

Their tuition shall be charged to the related allocation of the Stufaps offered that the overall annual profit quantity of those grants is greater than P15,000.

An quantity equal or decrease than P15,000 shall be charged to the “free tuition” allocation of the SUC and the beneficiaries will proceed to obtain their common Stufap on prime of the tuition subsidy, it mentioned.

The different students who shall be included within the “free tuition” slots are: graduating students with one semester and one educational yr remaining, no matter family per capita earnings;

Undergraduates whose households are former or present beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and the Listahan 2.zero program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and nongraduating students ranked in accordance with their per capita family earnings.

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