CHED Scholarship 2020: Requirements and Qualifications

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will accept applications for the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) for incoming freshmen and college-level students (Academic Year 2020-2021 starting March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

The StuFAPs aims to provide financial assistance to students who are enrolled in an authorized public or private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This helps to ensure that education shall be accessible to all especially to underprivileged and deserving students. Qualified beneficiaries shall enroll or must be currently enrolled in any CHED priority courses as per CMO No. 1 s. 2104 and shall receive financial assistance amounting to Php 15,000 to Php 30,000 per semester whichever program an applicant qualifies.

Scholarship Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the qualifications below to qualify for the CHED scholarship program.

  • The applicant must be an incoming freshman or a college-level student;
  • He or she must be a Filipino citizen;
  • He or she must be a senior high school graduate and/or candidate for graduation;
  • The family gross income must not exceed three hundred thousand pesos (Php 400,000.00)*
  • Must avail of only one CHED scholarship or financial assistance program; and
  • Must not be a graduate of any degree program.

* In highly exceptional cases where income exceeds PhP400,000.00, an applicant must present a written certification or medical findings of illness of a family member, or school certifications of two or more dependents enrolled in college.

Types of Scholarships

Full Scholarship

The full merit scholarship is available for deserving high school and graduating high school students. High School graduates must have a GWA of at least 90% or its equivalent. Graduating high school students must have at least 90% GWA in 3rd year and in the first 3 grading periods of the fourth year.

Partial Scholarship

The partial is given for high school and graduating high school students alike. High School graduates must have a GWA of at least 85% or its equivalent. Graduating high school students must have at least 85% GWA in 3rd year and in the first 3 grading periods of the fourth year.

What are the requirements?

Here are the documents you need to submit when applying for the CHED’s student financial assistance program. Please bring the original documents for verification purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Senior High School Graduate
    • High school report card for incoming freshmen students eligible for college.
  • Candidate for Graduation in Senior High School
    • Duly certified true copy of Photocopy of grades in Grade 11 and 1st semester of Grade 12.

Other Documentary Requirements

1. A certified true copy of the birth certificate;

2. Proof of Income (any of the following)

  • For children of OFWs and seafarers, a photocopy of any of the following:
    • The latest copy of the contract;
    • Proof of income
  • For children of non-OFWs, a photocopy of any of the following:
    • Photocopy of the latest Income Tax Return of parents or guardian;
    • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue
    • Case study from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
    • Affidavit of No Income
    • Certificate of Indigency from Barangay

How to Apply for CHED StuFAPs?

Download and fill-out the CHED StuFAPs Application Form. Submit the fully-accomplished application form together with pertinent documentary requirements directly to the CHED Regional Office where the schools that you graduated from are based. The submission of applications is on March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020 only. If an application is filed through CHED online application, the application form together with the supporting documents shall be electronically submitted to the CHEDRO concerned in PDF format. You can also send the application form together with the supporting documents through a courier.

What are the CHED Priority Courses?

Here are the CHED priority courses for where qualified beneficiaries of CHED Regular Programs shall be directed to enroll:

List of Priority Programs


  • Physics/Applied Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Meteorology
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Criminology
  • Forensic Science
  • Industrial Security Administration
  • Geology
  • Human Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Disaster Risk Management/Climate Change
  • Zoology


  • Civil Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Information System
  • Library and Information Science
  • Entertainment and Multimedia Computing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Technology


  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering/Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Geodetic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing/ Production Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Transportation
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries

  • Agriculture Technology
  • Agriculture and its hybrid programs
  • Agro-Forestry
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Science
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Fisheries
  • Food Technology/Science
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture


  • Statistics/Applied Statistics
  • Math/Applied Math

Business Process Outsourcing

  • Business Administration with Specialization/Major/Track in Business Analytics
  • Business Administration with Specialization/Major/Track in Business Processing Outsource


  • Hospitality Management/Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Tourism/Travel Management

Benefits of a CHED Scholar

The financial assistance to CHED Scholars shall cover tuition and other school fees (TOSF) plus stipend which shall be released directly to the scholars or through HEIs per semester of a given academic year until the completion of the degree program. The breakdown of the financial assistance, depending on the type of scholarships awarded, are as follows:

CHED scholaship grant table

For participating HEIs with trimester or quarter system, the total amount of financial assistance stated in the above diagram (12.1, 12.2) shall be distributed proportionately depending on the type of scholarship availed.

Responsibilities of a CHED Scholar

As a CHED scholar, you must enroll in recognized priority programs of Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) or State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) / Local Universities or Colleges (LUCs) with Certificate of Program Compliance. You must be a regular student and also maintain a GWA of at least 85% or its equivalent if you are a full scholar or 80% or its equivalent if a half scholar. Failure to maintain the GWA is a ground for termination of the scholarship grant. However, you can file an appeal to the CHEDRO for consideration, within 15 days from notice of the GWA. If you intend to transfer to another HEI or shift to other recognized or authorized priority programs, you must secure written approval of the concerned CHEDRO before doing so.

133 thoughts on “CHED Scholarship 2020: Requirements and Qualifications”

  1. napa ka un fair po ng ched prove nyo kung hindi kayo bias … how many times akong nag apply pero hindi ako nka tanggap. qualified naman ako sa requirement wala kayong kaibahan sa TES mga may kapit lang ang naka tanggap i challenge you CHED to personally prove me that you are not bias. for more than 3 years akong nag apply and i never recieved kahit peso. pera para sa mahihirap hindi para sa may kapit lang sa inyo. saan na ang sabi ng presidente na tulong para sa mga mag aaral . kasi halos mga may kaya pa ang na bigyan. i can proved you that kung gusto niyong mang hingi kung paano ka palpak ang programa niyo..bias kayo mga walang puso pina pagalitan niyo pa ako when i ask for help … sobrang hirap namin mga working students po kami mga self support lang . ang iba sa amin walang magulang nag working students para maka pag tapos pero. when we approach you ched walang awa kayo.. kahit isa sa amin walang napala pero ang daming mayaman sa school ang napproved… unfair sana mapaabot ito sa senado bigyan action. Im proudly say na malapit na akong maka pagtapos dispite of financial crisis. sana fair na ang laban

  2. Hello po! I’m a college student and currently I’m in my Second semester of my First year, and I’m planning to get a CHED scholarship for my course BARE Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education. I am a PWD, i submit requirements to the school already, are they the one who will submit documets to CHED office? Documents i have is photocopy of my PWD ID, certification of Indigency from my Brgy, Certification from DSWD. thank you.

  3. Hello, po. Regarding po sa ITR documents needed, accepted pa rin po ba kung ang ipapasa ko na ITR documents were claimed early january of this year?

  4. Hello po! I’m a college student and currently I’m in my Second semester of my First year, and I’m planning to get a CHED scholarship for my 2nd Year at Civil Engineering. What are the requirements/Standards that I need to be qualified for the scholarship?

    • Hello po! I’m a college student and currently I’m in my Second semester of my First year, and I’m planning to get a CHED scholarship for my 2nd Year as a Maritime student. What are the requirements/Standards that I need to be qualified for the scholarship? Need ko po kasi talaga scholarship , mahirap lang po kasi talaga kami gusto ko po makapagtapos . Salamat po

  5. May anak po ako first year college ngayun gusto po mag apply ng scholar sa CHED ganun din po yung anak ko n nasa grade 12. Kailan po ba pwedeng mag submit sa CHED office?

  6. Hello! Gusto ko lang po sanang malaman kung bakit po ako natanggal sa UNIFAST? Wala na po kasi daw ako sa listahan ngayong taon sabi sa school. Matataas naman po yung marka ko tapos qualified din ako sa requirements. Nanghihinayang po talaga ako kasi napakalaking tulong po sa akin ang UNIFAST. Sana po mapansin niyo ang komento ko dito. Maraming salamat po!

  7. Good morning po sir/ma’am
    Nais ko sna po e update yung form ko kc iba ang school na nilagay ko at course ko na verified na po ako sa ngayun nsa Bicol university of Tabaco College po ako mag aaral po salamat po sana masulosyunan po problema ko again po salamat

  8. May hit po ako sa NBI dahil daw sa scholarship ko sa CHED SNPL Program. Pero nakatanggap naman ako noon ng letter sinasabing terminated na daw ako sa Scholarship na yun.

  9. Kailan po ang next submission of requirements for graduating grade12 or senior high school graduating 2019-2020..scholarship program nyo po.. Pls reply complete details.. Thank you very much po..

  10. Pano po ako maka apply for college pi gusto ko po kc makatapos ng college pls…. Po hingi po ako ng tulong nyo pls…. Salamat po and god bless u all

    • Paano po yung mag coc fifirst year college plang. Gragraduate palang po ng grade 12 this 2020? Open na po ba yung 2020-2021 na scholarship?

  11. Hindi po nakapag pasa ng requirement ang anak ko sa CHED nung April 30 kc po namatayan po kami at isa pa din po Hindi pa po narerelist yung grades nya. Kailan po ba pwedeng mag pasa ulit ng requirements? At Pwede po ba na ipadala n lang by mail (LBC)?

  12. Hi good morning, im 3rd year collage next year and im planning to take ched scholarship, I’m a Diploma Course in Information and Communication Technology. Qualified pa rin po ba ko?

  13. Good Day
    Tanong lang po sana kung open po ba ngayon ang office sa la union ng ched, gusto ko lang po sana ihabol requirements kahit pumunta na lang po diyan sa office ngayon May 01 2019 or May 02 2019, please.

  14. Good Day
    Tanong lang po sana kung open po ba ngayon ang office sa la union ng ched, gusto ko lang po sana ihabol requirements kahit pumunta na lang po diyan sa office ngayon May 01 2019 or May 02 2019, please.

    • Graduated po ako ng senior high ang plano ko po sana mag take ng scholarship ng Ched but yung course ko hindi fitted sa Priority course ng ched. College na po ako this year and need ko po talaga ng financial assistance. Ano po ang kailangan na gawin? May chance pa po ba na makakiha ako? Ang course ko po is BSHM major in cruise line operation.

      Thank you

  15. Mam/Sir,
    Hello po, solo parent po ako ,mag apply po sana ako ng Ched scholarship para sa anak ko , graduate po ng senior high with general average of 88.64 . Pwede po bang mag apply on line. saan ko po ipapasa yung mga requirements.
    thank you po

    • Hello po. 2011 pa po ako nakagraduate ng high school and nagkapamilya na po ako. Still gusto ko pong magaral ulit so nagenroll na po ako . Ask ko lang po, kung hindi man po ako umabot sa deadline ng ched para sa financial assistance, open pa po ba sila ulit for the second sem or next year na po ulit? Salamat po

  16. is masteral still available po? saan po maka apply nang full/partial masteral scholarship po. need a help po talaga gusto ko matapos sa masteral

  17. Hello! I am an upcoming 2nd year college taking up BS Industrial Engineering. Pwede pa po ba mag pasa ng requirements?

  18. Hello Po Good Day Kung Ang Lugar ko Po ay sa Cebu City saan ko Po ma e pass Ang mga requirements ko? pagkatapos ko Po bang mag pass ng mga requirements okay Na po ba? tanggap na Po ba ako?

  19. Hello Po Good Day Kung Ang Lugar ko Po ay sa Cebu City saan ko Po ma e pass Ang mga requirements ko? pagkatapos ko Po bang mag pass by requirements ukie Na po ba? tanggap na Po ba ako?

  20. Good day Sir/Ma’am I’m from General Santos City Ask lang po ako about sa ched scholorship kung saan ko po isubmitte ang mga requirements pls response thank you

  21. Hello! Kung may earned units na sa college, saan kukuha ng Certificate of Good Moral Character? Tapos na kasi first sem and on-going na second sem. Sa school ko ba ngayong college na ako, or sa school ko nung senior high ako? Salamat po!

      • Hi po taga santa rosa laguna po ako ask ko lang po kung saan magpapasa ng requirements? and kung un po ba ung mismong form ng stuFaps kasi nakalagay po dun sa second page is AY is 2014-2015 and 2017-2018 pa. sorry po medyo naguguluhan po ako sa form ng para sa stuFaps. Anyways thanks po for answering my question

  22. Hello poh taga Cebu po aq san po pwedi mag pass ng requirements?? police at teacher poh iyong course na napili q.. priority courses poh ba yun ng ched.. 93% po ung average q.. iyong skul na eenrolan q po ay naghihintay pa aq sa entrance exam nila.. ang sched q pa kasi sa exam ay may7..

  23. Hello. I just want to ask if pwede po ba mag apply sa ched scholarship kahit may bagsak ngayong semester, isusummer naman po kase siya ngayong summer.

  24. Yung anak ko po ang nagasikaso po e school nila then my pinasign po na affidavit na within 2 weeks po makukuha na yung financial assistance. Ask ko lang po nakaname po ba yun sa nagapply na student or sa school na nagasikaso. If may affidavit na po ibig sabihin po ba nun napili na ang bata sa financial assistance or for approval pa po.
    Salamat po.

  25. hello po. taga rizal palawan po ako. tanong ko lang about don sa proof Income, dapat po ba ifill out ko pa yun? di ko naman po alam yung gross income ng parents ko. self employed po kasi sila.(fisherman po at house wife ang parents ko.)

  26. San po pwede magpasa ng mga requirements po taga Valenzuela po ako Gusto ko po kso mag Pulis sana po mapansin niyo po ito shs graduate po ako from Gen t de leon national high school Salamat po

  27. Ask ko lang po kung saan po pwede mag-pasa ng requirements? I’m from Laguna po. Pwede po ba ipa-courier yung documents/requirements? Thank you po ?

    • Hi po pano po kung hindi po nka lgay sa priority list yung courses mo.. Bachelor of elementary education pwede papo b syang mgpasa ng application..
      Thank you po

  28. Saan po ba ipapasa ang form taga zamboanga del norte po kami..tas sa application form po namin sa mailing address po wala po kasing zamboanga del norte province at hindi naman po pwede na hindi lagyan kaya po ang nangyari Iligan na lang po ang aking inilagay..Sana po ay matulungan ninyo po kami

  29. The course that I really want to take is nursing. Can I avail the scholarship please. My father was on a dialysis for almost 4yrs. I have to sacrifice my education to save my father’s life. The money for our education was used for his medication but then now that he’s gone how I really wish to pursue my dream. But we are still financially broke. How I wish to avail the scholarship of ched…

  30. Hi po ask ko lang po kung bakit pag nag priprint po ako ng application form palaging may natitirang space sa gilid? Triny ko lahat ng alternative: A4 and Letter tapos tig-Fit ko na din.

    • Ask lang po about sa requirement. Stated po na required yung photocopy of grades in Grade 12 and original copy of the Certificate of General Weighted Average (GWA) from the principal. What if yung binigay na certification eh walang nakalagay na average. With High Honors lang po ang nakalagay pero no specific average stated. Okay lang po ba yun?

  31. Helow po. Ask q lang po about sa StuFAPs Tulong Dunong scholarship. Naka avail po aq ng scholarship na yan dito sa amin , kaso yung CityHall mismo yung nag process ng requirements namin kase doon po kami nag apply. Meron na din po aq ng (NOA) Notice of Awards na binigay ko sa school. Pero bakit po yung School namin hindi naman inaasikaso yung scholarship ko at hindi nila binabawas yung 6k per sem. Nag follow up na din po ako sa school namin pero parang wala naman silang ginagawa. Porket mag isa lang po ako sa school ko na merong ganun na scholarship, parang natatamad po silang mag asikaso at maki coordinate sa CHED. Ask ko lang po kung ano po ba ang legal ko na dapat na gawin po. Salamat.

  32. Tanong Lang po, gustong ko post sanang Mag apply sa ched program pero wala po sa mga indicated courses yung gusto kong itake na course, possible parin post baby akong magrant ng scholarship?

  33. Hello po..tanong lng po ako,,membro ako sa scholarship TES base sa grado namin needed na aabot hanggang 80% ang average pero meron kaming dropped subjects na advance ku pang fourth yr at ako ay 3rd yr college palang..enidropped ko kc sabi nla bawal lampas 30 units kaya d ko pinasukan ang subject na ito pumunta kami sa registrar wala dw dropping at ngayun nkalagay parin sa certificates of grade namin at iniconsider nila na 5.0 na iyon…atsaka meron kaming Thesis na walang grado kasi continue pa yun hanggang second sem pero bkit 5.0 parin ang pgkwenta nila???diba pwedeng maconsider ito??pls respect

  34. Pwede po ba ako mag apply married na po ako at kababalik ko lang po mag aral ba electrical engineering po course ko Hindi po ako naka Pag senior high kasi college level na po ako nung huminto ako… Please answer…


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