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CHEDRO XI orients CVSC stakeholders on free tuition 2017
Posted by Glenn Bolaño on June 12, 2017 1:27 pm
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Office XI, headed by its Regional Director, Dr. Raul C. Alvarez, Jr.,CESO III, conducted an orientation on the policies and guidelines in the implementation of the Free Tuition 2017 to the administration, faculty, staff, students and even to some parents of the Compostela Valley State College main campus last June 7, 2017 at the Compostela Brgy. Gymnasium, Compostela, Compostela Valley Province.
The said policies and guidelines as reflected in Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2017-1A, dated May 18, 2017 of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), was discussed and explained by Dr. Evelyn S. Ecle, CHEDRO XI Education Supervisor II.
After the orientation, the open forum ensued where the stakeholders specially the students were given the chance to raise questions on some issues that they wish to be clarified with.
Dr. Alvarez in his message encouraged the students to do good in their studies so as not to put into waste the government’s effort of giving them the opportunity to go to college this school year for free. Further, he challenged CVSC to give priority to those who are financially disadvantaged.
It was made clear that all students studying in State Universities and Colleges nationwide will benefit from the program, however those beneficiaries of nationally–funded StuFAP will be the first ones to avail particularly those who receive P15,000 or below.
The tuition of those who avail more than P15,000 will still be charged against their existing StuFAP.
StuFAP or the Student Financial Assistance Program is a system of scholarships, grants and aid, student loans, subsidies and other incentives for eligible students.
After the StuFAP beneficiaries are enrolled, the Non-StuFAP beneficiaries whose families are part of the government’s list or the Listahanan 2.0 and 4Ps, are then automatically included in the program prioritization. Next in line are the continuing or those 2nd year to 4th year students who will be prioritized according to their economic status or household income based on submitted documents.
The document that would serve as their proof of low or no income, could either be a Certificate of Indigency from the barangay, Income Tax Return, BIR Certification of Exemption from filing Income Tax Return, Certification from DSWD and other government issued certifications that indicate income earnings.
Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera, the CVSC President informed the students that they still have go through the existing enrollment and retention policies of the college, which means that they have to undergo proper assessment process to find out if they can be accepted and or could still continue into the program they have chosen or enrolled with.
Representing Congresswoman Maricar S. Zamora in the orientation is her Chief of Staff, Ms. Prosperidad L. Reterba who conveyed the congresswoman’s commitment and full support particularly to those who could not avail the Free Tuition 2017 Program. All students of CVSC including those in the other three (3) branches are ensured that they will be admitted free of tuition fee in CY 2017-2018.
Meanwhile, the schedule for the orientation in New Bataan and Montevista Branch will be on June 21, 2017 while Maragusan Branch will have it on June 22. (cjvg)