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Free tuition in state schools next year



--- Quote ---MANILA, Philippines - Students in state universities and colleges (SUCs) do not have to pay tuition starting next year, following the realignment of P8.3 billion in the 2017 budget of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
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To add to the above.

LIST: State universities, colleges to offer free tuition in 2017
All state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country will no longer collect tuition fees in 2017 after funding for tuition fees was included in the 2017 national budget, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance Senator Loren Legarda confirmed Friday.

“One of the long-standing concerns of poor families is bringing their children to college because after finishing high school in public schools, most of them have no means to pay for tuition fee in SUCs. The 2017 national budget addresses this concern,” she said.

Below are universities and colleges that are state-funded.

Abra State Institute of Science and Technology
Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College
Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology
Aklan State University
Apayao State College
Aurora State College of Technology
Basilan State College
Bataan Peninsula State University
Batanes State College
Batangas State University
Benguet State University
Bicol University
Bohol Island State University
Bukidnon State University
Bulacan Agricultural State College
Bulacan State University
Cagayan State University
Camarines Norte State College
Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
Camiguin Polytechnic State College
Capiz State University
Caraga State University
Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
Catanduanes State University
Cavite State University
Cebu Normal University
Cebu Technological University
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
Central Luzon State University
Central Mindanao University
Central Philippines State University
Cotabato City State Polytechnic College
Davao del Norte State College
Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology
Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University
Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology
Eastern Samar State University
Eastern Visayas State University
Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
Guimaras State College
Ifugao State University
Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
Iloilo State College of Fisheries
Isabela State University
J.H. Cerilles State College
Jose Rizal Memorial State University
Kalinga-Apayao State College
Laguna State Polytechnic University
Mariano Marcos State University
Marinduque State College
Mindanao State University
Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology
Mindanao State University – Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography
Mindanao State University-Buug Campus
Mindanao University of Science and Technology
Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology
Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology
Mountain Province State Polytechnic College
Naval State University
Negros Oriental State University
North Luzon Philippines State College
Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College
Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
Northwest Samar State University
Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
Nueva Vizcaya State University
Occidental Mindoro State College
Palawan State University
Palompon Institute of Technology
Pampanga State Agricultural University
Pangasinan State University
Partido State University
Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
Philippine Military Academy
Philippine Normal University
Philippine State College of Aeronautics
Polytechnic University of the Philippines System
Quirino State College
Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
Rizal Technological University
Romblon State University
Siquijor State College
Sorsogon State College
Southern Luzon State University
Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
Sultan Kudarat State University
Sulu State College
Surigao del Sur State University
Surigao State College of Technology
Tarlac College of Agriculture
Tarlac State University
Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College
Technological University of the Philippines
University of Antique
University of Eastern Philippines
University of Northern Philippines
University of Rizal System
University of Southeastern Philippines
University of Southern Mindanao
University of the Philippines
Visayas State University
West Visayas State University
Western Mindanao State University
Western Philippines University
Western Visayas College of Science and Technology
Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology

Senator Legarda clarified that the budget will only cover tuition fess. However indigent students may still avail of grants and aid for miscellaneous fees under various programs. Like for example, students belonging to family-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) are covered by the Expanded Students’ Grants in Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA).

While students who are not part of the 4Ps can avail of financial assistance for educational purposes under the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) both under CHED and SUCs with P5.753 billion funding for StuFAP in 2017 national budget.

And a baboy will fly!


--- Quote from: Lee on December 18, 2016, 05:38:03 AM --- long-standing concerns
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QED  -   they have changed their minds.  AGAIN.


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