CHED Scholarship 2019: Requirements and Qualifications

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is now accepting applications for the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) for incoming freshmen and college level students for Academic Year 2019-2020.

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 6,000 to Php 15,000 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 any of the following:
    • Senior High School graduate and/or candidate for graduation;
    • Passer of Senior High School ALS/PEPT, and
    • With earned units in college.
  • The family gross income must not exceed three hundred thousand pesos (Php 300,000.00)*
  • 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 PhP300,000.00, the CHEDRO StuFAPs Committee shall determine the merits of the application.

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.

GWA Requirements

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.

Private Education Student Financial Assistance

This program is also given for high school and graduating high school students. 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.

Grant-in-Aid

The Tulong Dunong under the Grant-in-Aid program is for high school graduates, graduating high school students, students with earned units in college, students who passed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT). High School graduates must have a GWA of at least a passing grade. Graduating high school students must have at least a passing grade in 3rd year and in the first 3 grading periods of the fourth year. Those who already earned units in college must also have a passing grade for the last two semesters.

Academic Requirements

  • Senior High School Graduate
    • Photocopy of grades in Grade 12 and original copy of the Certificate of General Weighted Average (GWA) from the principal.
  • Candidate for Graduation in Senior High School
    • Photocopy of grades in Grade 12 (1st semester) and original copy of the Certificate of General Weighted Average (GWA) from the principal.
    • Photocopy of grades in grade 11 (1st and 2nd semesters) and original copy of the Certificate of General Weighted Average (GWA) from the principal.
  • Accreditation and Equivalency Test Passer (ALS)
    • Photocopy of Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency Test Certificate/Certificate of Rating (Secondary Level) from the Department of Education (DepEd);
    • Photocopy of Diploma
  • Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) Passer
    • Photocopy of Certificate of Rating from DepEd;
    • Photocopy of Diploma
  • With Earned Units in College
    • Photocopy of grades in all subjects in completed semesters and Certification of Total General Weighted Average (GWA) from the registrar.

Other Documentary Requirements

1. 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

2. Certificate of Good Moral Character from the last school attended issued by the guidance counselor or principal.

3. Additional Requirements for Applicants belonging to the following:

  • Rebel Returnees/Integrees
    • Authenticated certificate from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)
  • Member of Indigenous and Ethnic Peoples
    • Certificate of Membership from either the Office of Muslim Affairs or the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
  • Solo Parent
    • Affidavit duly executed by the applicant that he or she is a solo parent or a child of a solo parent with an attached certification from the DSWD worker in the area
    • Certificate of Good Moral Character of the parent from the  Barangay Chairman of the place of domicile
    • Certificate of Good Health of the applicant
    • Birth Certificate of the applicant (photocopy)
    • ID of the solo parent (photocopy)
  • Differently-Abled Persons (PWD)
    • Certification from the DSWD
  • Senior Citizens
    • Photocopy of the senior citizen’s ID

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:


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 concerned. Additionally, those applicants who intend to enroll in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) shall directly submit their application to the concerned SUCs. The application period is from February to April 30, 2019 only.

What are the Benefits of a CHED Scholar?

Scholars under the full scholarship program are entitled to Php 30,000 financial benefit per academic year. They can enroll in any private or public HEIs of his/her choice. On the other hand, those with partial scholarships and under Private Education Student Financial Assistance entitled to Php 15,000 financial assistance per academic year. The former is limited for public universities and colleges only while the latter is intended for private HEIs only. Those under the Grant-in-Aid program can enroll in any private or public HEIs and entitled to Php6,000 to Php 12,000 per academic year depending on the tuition and other fees of HEIs.

73 thoughts on “CHED Scholarship 2019: Requirements and Qualifications”

  1. 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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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..

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.)

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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…

  16. 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?

  17. 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.

  18. 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?

  19. Hello po..tanong lng po ako,,membro ako sa scholarship TES Grantee..at 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 ..ng 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

  20. 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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