2017-04-24

LOOK: Budget Allocation for Free Tuition 2017

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) have released the guidelines and budget allocation on the grant of free tuition to students in state universities and colleges (SUCs).

Take a look with the CHED and DBM joint memorandum dated on April 20, 2017.





Based on the budget allocation, the Cebu Technological University will get the highest allocation with P379.192 million followed by the University of The Philippines System with P367.872 million.

Other schools with high allocation are Bukidnon State University with P285.260 million, Mindanao University of Science and Technology with P261.336 million, Cavite State University (CvSU) with P238.148 million, Batangas State University with P346.744 million and Polytechnic University of the Philippines with P204.134 million.

Here is the full list of the budget allocation:











Student Prioritization

The number of students who may avail of the tuition subsidy shall be determined by the estimated tuition income of the SUC stated in Table G of the 2017 BESF. Only academically-able students shall be considered for the Free Tuition 2017.

Students who are beneficiaries of nationally-funded StuFAPs shall be the first to be enrolled in the SUC, provided that the student meets the admission and retention policies of the institution. The tuition fees of these students shall be charged to the relevant allocation of the said StuFAPs, provided that the total annual benefit amount of these StuFAPs are more than PhP15,000. The tuition fees of students receiving StuFAPs with total annual benefit amounts of equal to or lower than PhP15,000 shall be charged to the Free Tuition 2017 allocation of the SUC and they shall continue to receive their regular StuFAP in addition to this tuition subsidy.

After all StuFAP beneficiaries have been enrolled, students shall be grouped into (1) continuing and (2) new enrollees and returning.
The priority are the continuing students and shall be given the Free Tuition slots in the following order, subject to the availability of the Free Tuition funds:


1. Graduating students with one semester remaining, regardless of household per capita income;
2. Graduating students with one academic year remaining, regardless of household per capita income;
3. Non-graduating students who belong to a household that is or was a beneficiary of 4Ps;
4. Non-graduating students who were never part of a household that is or was a beneficiary of 4Ps but still included in the Listahanan 2.0, ranked according to their estimated per capita household income; and
5. Non-graduating students ranked according to their per capita household income based on submitted documentation(s) for proof of income.

If there are remaining Free Tuition funds, new enrollees and returning students shall likewise be given the corresponding Free Tuition slots in the following order:

1. Graduating students with one semester remaining, regardless of household per capita income;
2.Graduating students with one academic year remaining, regardless of household per capita income;
3. Non-graduating students who belong to a household that is or was a beneficiary of 4Ps;
4. Non-graduating students who were never part of a household that is or was a beneficiary of 4Ps but still included in the Listahanan 2.0, ranked according to their estimated per capita household income; and
5. Non-graduating students ranked according to their per capita household income based on submitted documentation(s) for proof of income.

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