CHED releases requirements and qualifications for scholarship in 2019


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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has now opened its doors for incoming freshmen and college level students for the school year 2019-2020 who will apply for the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs).

Student Financial Assistance Programs

The StuFAPs is for students who are enrolled in an authorized public or private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

It aims to assure that education shall be available to everyone especially for those who are indigent but very willing and deserving students. Successful recipients of the program must enroll or shall be currently enrolled in any CHED priority courses as per CMO No. 1 s. 2104.

Beneficiaries will then receive financial assistance amounting from P6, 000 to P15, 000 per semester to whatever program an applicant will accredit.

Qualifications for scholarship

Student candidates must meet all these credentials to qualify for the CHED scholarship program:

  • An applicant must be an incoming freshman or a college-level student;
  • Must be a Filipino citizen;
  • He or she must be any of the following:
    • Senior High School graduate and/or candidate for graduation
    • Passer of Senior High School ALS/PEPT
    • With earned units in college.
  • The family gross income must not exceed to P300, 000.
  • Must avail only one CHED scholarship or financial assistance program; and
  • Must not be a graduate of any degree program.

* The CHEDRO Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) Committee determines the merits of the application for some exceptional cases where income exceeds P300, 000.

What are the requirements?

Below here are the documents you need to submit when applying for the StuFAPs of CHED. Kindly, bring the original documents for verification purposes.

General Weighted Average (GWA) Requirements

  • For full scholarship

High school students/graduates must have a GWA of at least 90% or its equivalent while the graduating high school students must have at least 90% GWA in 3rd year and in the first 3 grading periods of the 4th year.

  • For partial scholarship

High school students/graduates must have a GWA of at least 85% or its equivalent while the graduating high school students must have at least 85% GWA in 3rd year and in the first 3 grading periods of the fourth year.

  • Private Education Student Financial Assistance

High school students/graduates must have a GWA of at least 85% or its equivalent and for the graduating high school students, they must have at least 85% GWA in 3rd year and in the first 3 grading periods of the 4th year.

  • Grant-in-Aid

The Grant-in-Aid has a Tulong Dunong program for the high school graduates, graduating high school students, students with earned units in college, students who passed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT). High school graduates must have a GWA of at least a passing grade. Graduating high school students must have at least a passing grade in 3rd year and in the first 3 grading periods of the 4th year and for those who already earned units in college, they must also have a passing grade for the last two semesters.

Academic Requirements

  • Senior High School Graduates
    • Photocopy of grades in Grade 12 and original copy of GWA certificate from the principal.
  • Candidates for Graduation in Senior High School
    • Photocopy of grades in Grade 12 (1st semester) and original copy of the GWA certificate from the principal.
    • Photocopy of grades in Grade 11 (1st & 2nd semesters) and original copy of GWA certificate from the principal.
  • Candidates for Graduation in Senior High School
    • Photocopy of grades in Grade 12 (1st semester) and original copy of the GWA certificate from the principal.
    • Photocopy of grades in Grade 11 (1st & 2nd semesters) and original copy of GWA certificate from the principal.
  • Accreditation and Equivalency Test Passer
    • Photocopy of Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency Test Certificate/Certificate of Rating (Secondary Level) from the Department of Education (DepEd)
    • Photocopy of Diploma
  • Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) Passer
    • Photocopy of Certificate of Rating from DepEd
    • Photocopy of Diploma
  • With Earned Units in College
    • Photocopy of grades in all subjects for the completed semesters and total GWA certification from the registrar.

Other Documentary Requirements

  1. Proof of Income (any of the following)
    • For children of OFWs and seafarers, a photocopy of at least one of the following:
      • The latest copy of the contract
      • Proof of income
    • For children of non-OFWs, a photocopy of at least one of the following:
      • Photocopy of the latest Income Tax Return of parents or guardian
      • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue
      • The case study from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
      • Affidavit of No Income
      • Indigency Certificate from Barangay
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character from the last school attended issued by the guidance counselor or principal.
  3. Additional Requirements for Applicants belonging to the following:
    • Rebel Returnees/Integrees
      • Authenticated certificate from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)
    • Members of Indigenous and Ethnic People
      • Certificate of Membership from either the Office of Muslim Affairs or the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
    • Solo Parent
      • Affidavit duly executed by the applicant that he or she is a solo parent or a child of a solo parent with an attached certification from the DSWD worker in the area
      • Certificate of Good Moral Character of the parent from the Barangay Chairman of the place of domicile
      • Certificate of Good Health of the applicant
      • Birth Certificate of the applicant (photocopy)
      • Photocopy of solo parent ID
    • Differently-Abled Persons (PWD)
      • Certification from the DSWD
    • Senior Citizens
      • Photocopy of the senior citizen’s ID

What are the CHED Priority Courses?

Below here is the list of CHED priority courses for 2019 were deserving and qualified beneficiaries of CHED Regular Programs shall be directed to enroll:

COURSE NAME COURSE YEARS CHED PRIORITY DEGREE PROGRAMS
Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor in Teaching Home and Economics and Livelihood Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Agricultural Technology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Animal Science 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts Communication Arts 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts in Communication 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts in Economics 4 REGIONAL PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Arts Philosophy 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Elementary Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Secondary Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Industrial Technology 4 REGIONAL PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Mechanical Technology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Chemistry 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Entrepreneurship 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Architecture 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Biology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Development Communication 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Economics 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship 4 REGIONAL PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Fishery Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Fishery Technology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Food Technology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and Entrepreneurship 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Forestry 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Home Technology Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology 4 REGIONAL PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Information Management 3 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Information System 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Science 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering 4 REGIONAL PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Diatetics 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 5 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Psychology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management 4 REGIONAL PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Social Work 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Statistics 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Technician Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Science in Tourism 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Secondary Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Teacher Technician Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor of Teaching Home Economics and Livelihood Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor Science in Chemistry 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Bachelor Science in Development Education 4 PRIORITY COURSE
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 6 PRIORITY COURSE

How to Apply for CHED Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs)?

Simply, download and fill-out the CHED Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) Application Form. Submit the fully-accomplished application form together with relevant documentary requirements directly to the CHED Regional Office concerned. The application period is from February to April 2019 only.

CHED Scholar benefits

Beneficiary scholars under the full scholarship program are entitled to P30, 000 financial benefits per academic year. They can enroll in any private or public HEIs of his/her choice. On the other hand, those with partial scholarships and under Private Education Student Financial Assistance entitled to P15, 000 financial assistance per academic year. The former is limited for public universities and colleges only while the latter is intended for private HEIs only.

Meanwhile, those under the Grant-in-Aid program can enroll in any private or public HEIs and are entitled to P6, 000 to P12, 000 per academic year depending on the tuition and other HEIs fees.


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