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 2021-2022 starting March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021.
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.
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
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.
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.
- 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, 2021 to May 31, 2021 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
- Doctor of Dental Medicine
- Forensic Science
- Industrial Security Administration
- Human Biology
- Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
- Marine Biology
- Marine Science
- Environmental Science
- Disaster Risk Management/Climate Change
- 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
- 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
- Animal Husbandry
- Animal Science
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Food Technology/Science
- 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:
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.