“Due to the budget inadequacy in the FY (financial year) 2022 budget of CHED for StuFAPs (Student Financial Assistance Programs), CHED will temporarily suspend the application to CHED Scholarship Program for incoming first year college students for Academic Year 2022-2023.”
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced that it will temporarily halt its scholarship program for incoming freshmen. This suspension is due to “budget inadequacy.”
Last 2021, CHED addressed “fake news” about lack of funding for student assistance in 2022. To counter the accusation, the commission assured that existing financial assistance programs under the Duterte administration are fully funded.
In the memorandum dated February 21, chairman Prospero de Vera confirmed that full and half scholarships under the State Scholarship and Private Education Student Financial Assistance are suspended.
De Vera also instructed regional personnel to take responsibility over proper information dissemination to reach interested students.
The financial scholarship is for incoming college freshmen who have exhibited academic excellence. An average of 96% is equivalent to a full scholarship, while an average of 93-95% is equivalent to a half merit program. The supposed assistance covers tuition and miscellaneous fees, as well as semestral book allowance.