CHED UniFAST Scholarships 2024-2025: Tulong Dunong Program and Tertiary Education Subsidy

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Ever felt lost trying to get a scholarship, especially as a 4Ps beneficiary? It can be confusing, right?

Being part of 4Ps brings its own challenges. But don’t worry, we understand how important education is for your dreams and your family.

In this article, we’re here to make your dreams real. Your education matters to us, and we’re ready to support you.

Meet the CHED UniFAST Scholarships – Tulong Dunong Program and Tertiary Education Subsidy – your ticket to a brighter future. In this guide, we’ll show you how these scholarships can make your college journey smoother.

Stick with us as we explore the possibilities together. Your scholarship journey begins here, and we’re here to help you at every step.

CHED UniFAST Scholarships

In this article, we will take an in-depth look at the two types of scholarships offered by the CHED UniFAST Scholarships program – the Tulong Dunong Program and the Tertiary Education Subsidy.

We will explore the eligibility requirements, application process, benefits, and coverage of both programs.

Tulong Dunong Program

The Tulong Dunong Program is a scholarship program offered by the CHED UniFAST Scholarships that provides financial assistance to students who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree or a Technical-Vocational course in any of the participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines. 

The program is open to Filipino citizens who are enrolled or planning to enroll in any of the participating HEIs.

Qualifications

  • Filipino undergraduate students
  • The combined gross income of the household (parent or guardian) must not exceed PHP 400,000 in one year
  • Enrolled in any first undergraduate degree programs in SUCS, LUCs, or Private Higher Education Institutions included in the CHED Registry
  • Must not exceed the prescribed program; and
  • Not a beneficiary of TES, CHED Scholarship Programs (CSPs), and other national government-funded StuFAPs

Requirements

New Applicants

  • Tulong Dunong Program-Tertiary Education Subsidy Application Form
  • Certified True Copy/ Electronically Generated Certificate of Enrolment (COE) o Certificate of Registration (COR) na nag-papakita ng bilang ng units bilang patunay ng pag-enrol.
  • Certificate of Indigency as proof of income signed by the Punong Barangay where the applicant lives.

Continuing as Beneficiary

  • Certified True Copy/ Electronically Generated Certificate of Enrolment (COE) o Certificate of Registration (COR) na nag-papakita ng bilang ng units bilang patunay ng pag-enrol.
  • Certified True Copy of Leave of Absence (LOA) that is submitted to the HEI for students returning after not enrolling for one semester within an academic year (if any).

Benefits

Grantees or student grantees are eligible for a grant of fifteen thousand pesos – Php 15,000 per academic year to help with the expenses of their tertiary education.

This includes school expenses or tuition fees as well as a living allowance.

Tertiary Education Subsidy

The Tertiary Education Subsidy is a scholarship program that aims to provide financial assistance to students who are enrolled in a CHED-recognized higher education institution and belong to a household with a combined annual gross income not exceeding Php 300,000. 

The student must also be a beneficiary of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or a solo parent.

Qualifications

  • Filipino citizen
  • Enrolled undergraduate students in SUCS, LUCS, and Private HEIs and programs in the CHED registry and
  • Does not exceed the set period of the program (there are only four or five plus a one-year grace period)

Requirements

  • Certificate of Registration (COR) or Certificate of Enrollment (COE); and
  • Photocopy of Person with Disability ID (if applicable)

Benefits

New Beneficiaries

  • PHP 40,000 per academic year or PHP 20,000 per semester to SUCS and LUCS student beneficiaries.
  • Additional PHP 10,000 per year or PHP 5,000 per semester for persons with disabilities (PWD)
  • A one-time reimbursement of PHP 8,000 for those who have board/licensure examinations.

Continuing as Beneficiary

  • PHP 20,000 per academic year or PHP 10,000 per semester in public and private higher education institutions.
  • PHP 60,000 per academic year or PHP 30,000 per semester to beneficiary students of private higher education institutions.
  • Additional PHP 10,000 per year or PHP 5,000 per semester for persons with disabilities (Person with Disability or PWD)
  • A one-time reimbursement of PHP 8,000 for those who have board/licensure examinations

How to Apply

  • Upon enrollment in the first semester of an academic year, the student must contact the TES Focal Person of the Higher Education Institution (HEI) to ensure that his name and correct information are included in the list of applicants to be submitted to the TES Online Portal.
  • The TES Focal Person will submit the applicants’ information to the TES Online Portal to undergo the Nationwide Assessment.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Tulong Dunong Program and Tertiary Education Subsidy are excellent scholarship programs offered by the CHED UniFAST Scholarships, providing financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree or Technical-Vocational course in any of the participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines. 

These programs offer various benefits, including financial aid for tuition fees, living expenses, and board/licensure examinations. 

If you meet the eligibility criteria for these programs, we strongly encourage you to apply and take advantage of this opportunity to pursue your dreams and achieve a brighter future.

It’s important to note that the Tulong Dunong Program and Tertiary Education Subsidy are particularly helpful for 4Ps beneficiaries, who face unique challenges when it comes to pursuing higher education. 

These scholarships provide financial assistance to qualified students, regardless of their financial status, making it easier for them to access quality education and achieve their goals.

 Therefore, if you are a 4Ps beneficiary looking for ways to fund your college education, these scholarships can be an excellent option to consider.

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