Signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 03 August 2017, Republic Act (RA) No. 10931, otherwise known as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act is “an act promoting universal access to quality tertiary education by providing free tuition and other school fees in State Universities and Colleges, Local Universities and Colleges, and State-Run Technical-Vocational Institutions, establishing the Tertiary Education Subsidy and Student Loan Program, strengthening the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education, and appropriating fund therefore,” as stated in the title of the Law.
Pursuant to RA 10931 otherwise known as the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act,” Section 7 which stipulates that subject to the availability of funds: “The TES shall be administered by the UniFAST Board and the amount necessary to fund the TES shall be included in the budgets of the CHED and the TESDA: Provided, that prioritization shall be given to students in the following order: (a) students who are part of households included in the Listahanan 2.0, ranked according to the estimated per capita household income; and (b) students not part of the Listahanan 2.0, ranked according to estimated per capita household income based on submitted documentation of proof of income to be determined by the UniFAST Board: Provided, further, that such prioritization shall not apply to Filipino students in cities and municipalities with no existing SUC or LUC campus” and the Implementing Guidelines of TES, the UniFAST Secretariat is issuing the Call for Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) Applications for Academic Year 2020 – 2021 as approved by the UniFAST Board on July 23, 2020 through Resolution No.: 2020 – 045.
For more details: unifast.gov.ph/guidelines.php
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