The TES Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education is in charge of implementing Republic Act 10931, which ensures that deserving Filipinos will have equitable access to educational opportunities .
With this, eligible students will have the opportunity to pursue tertiary education without having to pay tuition and other school fees under State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and CHED-recognized Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs). Moreover, students who need additional financial support can also apply for a short-term loan.
There are four programs under RA 10931, including Free Higher Education (FHE), Free Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES), and Student Loan Program for Tertiary Education Short-Term (SLPTE-ST).
Eligibility and benefits
Students enrolled in their first undergraduate degree program subject to the admission and retention policies of the Higher Education Institution.
Benefits under FHE include tuition fees and 13 other school fees:
- Admission fees
- Athletic fees
- Computer fees
- Cultural fees
- Development fees
- Entrance fees
- Guidance fees
- Handbook fees
- Laboratory fees
- Library fees
- Medical/Dental fees
- Registration fees
- School ID fees
TVET eligibility and benefits
Eligible learners include those who are enrolled in their first post-secondary TESDA-registered TVET programs and those who are not holding a National Certificate III or higher, except those enrolled in bundled programs. Note: Subject to prioritization and availability of funds.
Students under this program may enjoy the following benefits:
- Tuition and miscellaneous fees/other related fees
- Trainee support provisions including:
- National Competency Assessment
- Instructional materials
- Living allowance
- Starter toolkit
- Workshop shirts
TES eligibility and benefits
Undergraduate students enrolled in SUCs, CHED-recognized LUCs, and quality-assured private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Also subject to prioritization and availability of funds.
Grantees enrolled in private HEIs shall be entitled to a maximum benefit of P60,000 (TES 1 + TES 2) per academic year, while grantees enrolled in SUC or LUC shall receive P40,000 (TES 2).
TES 1 – for tuition and other school fees
TES 2 – for other education-related expenses
Additional benefits for TES grantees
- TES 3a – persons with disability (PWD): P30,000/year
- TES 3b – Board/Licensure Examination: max of P10,000 one-time reimbursement.
TES program has four prioritization categories:
- Continuing expanded student’s grant-in-aid program for poverty alleviation beneficiaries enrolled in SUCs;
- Continuing TES student-grantees;
- Students enrolled in private HEIs located in municipalities or cities with no SUC or CHED-recognized LUC, provided that the students are residing in the municipality or city where the private HEI is located;
- Students who are part of households included in the Listahan 2.0 or the most recent National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);
- Students who are not part of the Listahan 2.0 but qualify when ranked according to estimate per capita household income, based on submitted documentation of proof of income to be determined by the UniFAST Board.
Documentary requirements for TES:
- Certificate of Registration/Enrolment
- Assessment of fees; and
- PWD ID, if applicable.
For students in TES Category 3, they need to include a certificate of residency.
SLPTE-ST eligibility and benefits
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in SUCs, CHED-recognized LUCs and quality-assured private HEIs. This is also subject to prioritization and availability of funds.
Students under SLPTE-ST program shall enjoy the following benefits:
- Short term loan to cover expenses for pursuing either undergraduate and graduate programs, including medicine and law;
- Maximum loan of P60,000/academic year;
- No interest will be charged if paid within the loan term.
- Duly accomplished SLPTE-ST Application form;
- Certification of School Registration of the applicants;
- Income Tax Return of the applicant, if employed, or other proof of family income;
- Income Tax Return or other proof of family income of the co-maker;
- Government-issued ID of the co-maker; and
- 1×1 picture of the applicant and the co-maker.
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