Friday, May 12, 2017

Free Tuition Program By The Benguet State University (Registration And Requirements)

The Benguet State University (BSU) will start implementing its Free Tuition Program this school year (SY 2017-2018). In an advisory which came from the school's Office of the President and dated May 11, 2017, interested students who want to avail of the program should pre-register as well as submit a proof of income. The advisory was signed by BSU President Feliciano G. Calora, Jr.

According to the advisory, the Free Tuition Program will "cover tuition fees only". That said, students still has to pay for "laboratory and miscellaneous fees" during the enrollment period. The program is open to all undergraduate students. However, all applicants will be placed in priority levels. Check the pre-registration and enrollment schedules for the different priority levels below:
June 26, 2017
July 3, 2017
Priority 1: StuFAP grantees that:
a) receive more than Php 15,000 annual benefits
b) receive less than Php 15,000 annual benefits
June 27, 2017
July 5-6, 2017
Priority 2: All continuing students
- BSU students who are enrolled at BSU this semester
June 29, 2017
July 7, 2017
Priority 3: Returning students or new enrollees
-          Returning students are BSU students who have not enrolled this semester
-          New students are those who will enroll at BSU for the first time
June 30 – July 1, 2017
July 8, 2017
Priority 4: Other students
All students must submit an original or certified true copy of one of the documents listed below as proof of income during the pre-registration period:
1. Income Tax Return (ITR)
2. BIR Form 2316
3. BIR Certificate of Exemption from Filing ITR
4. Barangay Certificate of Indigency
5. Certification from the DSWD
6. Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Certificate
7. Employment Contract for OFWs
8. Other government-issued documents that indicate the income earnings of member or members of the household who would be responsible for the financing of the student's cost of education.
Photo by Daniel Feliciano / The Cordilleran Sun