If the Department of Education (DepEd) is the body of the government who deals with basic education from preschool to high school, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is the branch of the government who deals with higher education.
Just like any other institution, CHED also has a scholarship offered to college students. The CHED Scholarship or the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPS) is actually more than just a simple scholarship. In this article, we will be discussing what the StuFAPS is, what the requirements are, and how a college learner can avail it.
What is the StuFAPs?
The Student Financial Assistance Programs or StuFAPS is a program that consists of student loans, grants-in-aid, subsidies, and government-funded scholarships. More so, they also offer other incentives for students who qualify in whatever program they offer.
In the law, there is what we call Unified Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST). To honor Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10687. UniFAST strengthens, expands, improves, and most importantly, reconciles all government-funded StuFAP modalities for higher level education in both the private and public institutions.
UniFAST was made and established to encourage the improvement and development of students who are nourished and talented for them to be able to service the good and widen the pool of world-class Filipino innovators, researchers, leaders, thinkers, and professionals.
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What does the CHED Scholarship include?
As per the memo, full scholars of the CHED Scholarship will be able to receive financial assistance worth P30,000.00. On the other hand, partial scholars will receive assistance of P15,000.00 per academic year. Lastly, PESFA scholars will receive a total of P15,000.00.
What are the eligibility requirements to be approved of the CHED Scholarship?
In order for a learner to be able to avail the CHED Scholarship, there are qualifications. Those would be:
- Must be at least high school graduate or a candidate for graduation from high school;
- Must be a Filipino citizen with good moral character;
- The applicant must belong to a family whose income is not more than three hundred thousand pesos (P300,000.00);
- Must have at least eighty percent (80%) General Weighted Average (GWA) based on the Form 138 from the high school:
- 80 – 84% for Grant-in-aid and Student Loan Programs (SLPs)
- 85 – 89% for Half Merits; and
- 90% and above for Fill Merits
- The learner applicant must enroll in a CHED priority course. To see the list, click on this link here.
- Must enroll in recognized programs by CHED in the Higher Education Institute (HEI);
- Must not be at least 30 years old at the time of the application for the CHED Scholarship;
- The applicant must NOT be a scholar of the government already.
- For student borrowers:
- The learner applicant must enter into a loan agreement with the Regional Office of CHED where concerned;
- Must be an incoming freshman and/or college student in any particular level; and
- Must present a co-borrower who is a member of either the Social Security System (SSS) or the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) who is in good standing and must have been paying contributions for at least six (6) months in the last twelve (12) months or one (1) year.
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CHED Scholarship documentary requirements:
Now that you know what the eligibility requirements are, it’s time for you to be aware of what the documentary requirements needed in order to apply for the CHED scholarship program.
- High School Report Card or Form 138. Could also be the Certificate of Grades from the last semester where the learner attended.
- Duly accomplished StuFAPS application Form 01
- Certificate of Good Moral Character from the high school guidance counselor or the high school principal; and
- The latest annual Income Tax Return (ITR) or the Certificate of Exemption of parents or the guardian of the learner certified by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
- For Student Borrowers:
- Proof of Social Security System (SSS) or the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) premium contribution of the co-borrower;
- Certified true copy of the grades of the previous semester of where the learner attended;
- Certification of the co-borrower from either the SSS or the GSIS; and
- The notarized contract between CHED and the student borrower
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How do you apply for the CHED Scholarship?
Here are the steps on how a learner can apply for the CHED scholarship:
- Duly fill out and accomplish the CHED Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPS) application form.
- When you accomplish the form, submit the filled-out application form to the CHED Regional Office near you with all the needed documentary requirements.
- After the form evaluation and submission of the documents, CHED will contact the applicant either through phone or email with the status of the application.
For you to have an idea on how the process works in all angles or from the different parties, look at the table below:
NOTE: This table came from CHED and this is to educate clients on how the full-on process in applying for the CHED scholarship works.
|Application of Grant, Scholarship, and Loan|
|No.||Applicant/Client Step||Agency Action||Office or Person in Charge||Location of the Office||Duration of the Activity|
|1||Submits the accomplished application form with
the supporting documents. Then, wait for the assessment or the result
|Will receive and check the completeness of the documents
and stamps the submission as “ received.”
|Scholarship Coordinator or
|2||Advises the applicant to wait for the results of
the regional ranking and be notified accordingly (this will run from April to May).
|Scholarship Coordinator or
|3||Evaluates documents for ranking.||Scholarship Coordinator or
|10 minutes per
|4||Receives the notification after the assessment.||Issues Notice of Scholarship Award (NSA)||In-Charge or the Scholarship
|10 minutes per client|
|This marks the end of the transaction.|
If you are interested in getting this reward from CHED, you can receive updates from [email protected] More so, you can find out more about the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPS) Application via the CHED’s website at http://ched.gov.ph/stufaps to know what the available scholarships are.
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Where do I submit the documentary requirements?
For the requirements submission, this should be at the respective CHED Regional Office. In order for you to know the location of CHED Regional Offices, you can check their website out at http://ched.gov.ph/regional-offices/.
CHED is offering more than just a scholarship. Even so, they are kind of telling that students can have a loan and that they can have an opportunity to study better and more efficiently because of these programs.
So, what are you waiting for! Inquire with CHED now and avail their CHED scholarship program and view more of the programs that they offer.
I’m applying for the scholarship program where can I get a form?
Daniela Abaño says
Paano po magapply I’m Grade 12 student na po kasi…
Abdulazis A. malik says
Good day po.
Paano po ako makaka-apply niyan,
I’m current 1st year college, BS-Social Work po,
Here in Marawi City.
Pwede po bang mag apply ng scholarship, and ano po yung maga kailangan ipasa para makapag apply. Salamat po.
Shella mae lumampay says
Pwede pa po bang maka avail, college grad po ako, pero Di secular, AB theology po ang course ko, at nais ko pong mag aral secular.
Nicky B. Dacup says
Good morning Ma’am/Sir, I would like to ask lang if available paba ning CHED Scholarship? thank you po!
Ma.rhoda a.enriquez says
Qualify po ba mag apply ang on going first year college na?
Fauzia Jie ja Taha Madsam says
Pwedi pa pong mag apply?
NIcky B. Dacup says
Good morning Ma’am/Sir, I would like to ask lang if available paba ning CHED Scholarship? thank you po!
maam i kumpleto nyo lang po hinihingi nilang requirements tapos punta po kayo sa office nila na malapit sa inyo pasa nyo po yun then wait kayo ng call nila . yung anak ko din nag aplay kami waiting po kami sa result.Good luck po
Sandra Bordaje says
Puede pa ba maka avail ngayon? Bago lang naka graduate anak ko senior high last march 2019.gusto sana niyang mag aral sa kolehiyo kaso kapos kami sa financial.nasasayangan ako sa anak ko 93 pa naman gen.average niya.sana matulungan siya maka avail ng scholarship.
Himala nalng Kung mapansin ako ng ched
Rowena Bernarte says
Good day Ma’am/Sir,
May alaga po akong bata, ang pangalan nya’y Danna Garalde. Wala pong kakayahan ang kaniyang inang pagaralin sya’t wala siyang amang sumusuporta sa kaniyang pagaaral. Isa po siyang Academic Achiever at nakikitimpalak sa iba’t ibang patimpalak. Siya po’y nakapagtapos ng shs sa Santa Ana Fishery National High School, dahil po sa hirap ng buhay ay di po siya nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na makapasa ng requirements para sa scholarship sa tinatakdang oras. Dahil lamang sa aking maliit na tulong kaya siya’y nakapunta sa CHED upang humingi ng tulong, ngunit nakakalungkot na siya’y huli na’t ’tila maliit ang tiyansa na makakapasok. Ang batang ito’y may angking potensyal kaya sana’y makapagaral sa pamamagitan ng tulong nyo. Sana’y sya’y inyong pagbigyan at kayo’y gamiting instrumento ng Ama para kanyang matupad ang kaniyang pangarap na makapagaral.
Riza Carla Quillo says
Kapatid ko po isang sem lang tinapos sa previous school nya pwede pa po ba sya maka avail? and pwede pa po ba mag apply kung sakali? salamat po
Im Verified napo. What does it mean?
Pwede pa po bang maka avail?
Bryan capunong says
Ask lng po.. 4th year college na po ako BSA crop science po Ang kinuha ko panu po ako mka avail sa scholarship Kasi malayo po Ang school 3 hours pa po yung byahe
Narlo Acosta says
ask ko lng po. bs crim po ako sa puerto princesa city lilipat po ako d2 sa coron kc kulang po sa badget ang mga magulang ko. pero tagacoron po tlga ako. 2nd year na po ako ngaung pasokan .ask ko lng po kung pwd ang second year. at anu po ang mga gagawin ko.??
Rosenda B. Almonte says
Gusto kopo mag apply ng scholar nyo maam/sir, ako lang kasi po ang gumagastos ng own ko. Nais ko sana talaga tapusin pag aaral ko. Bigyn nyo po ako ng chansa. Pakiusap
Mechel Mastel says
Tanung ko lang po kung bakit walang major in Filipino? Nais ko lang po malaman ..
Maraming Salamat po.
Genebe Cortez says
Gsto ko po sanang mag apply for scholarship. Pag uwi ko sa Philippines next year. Isa po along ofw second year college lng po nataps ko sa course ko bsba major management. Gsto ko po sanang tapsn ko ung 4 yrs course para mabago ang future ng pamilya ko. Please help how to apply scholarships. Thank you
jay ann says
meron po ba para sa high school student??
hello.. ano ano mga courses and schools po under ng ched.. pede po ba mag apply scholarship kpag s TIP mag aral.. civil engineering po yung course.. salamat po.
Namerah Adel says
Pano po mag apply sa Ched scholarship?
Ellsie P. Merculio says
ma’am/sir pano po makakapasok sa scholar nio po? mag grade 9 ngyn pasukin po aking anak 93 final average nia po…
Edwin Auceran Jr C. says
Gusto ko pong mag. Aral kaso kulang po sa budget paano po makaaply sa Chedscholarship?
Francel Mike malicay says
Paano po ba Yung process sa application form sir/ma’am? Kase po high school graduate po ako ngaun sa grade 12. Gusto ko po mag avail sa scholarships na ito sir/ma’am?
Cecil Hore says
Good day! Pwde Po ba mag apply ng scholarship kahit saan na MSU naga offer din ba sila nang gnito or sa MSU marawi lng ito? Respected post
Myra onim says
Pwd po ba magtake ung naka college level 1st year lang po natapos ko nahinto kasi nabuntis…… hindi na bumalik. Gusto ko po sana makapagtapos kaso mahirap na financially kasi may anak na ako.
Kristine Karol L. Tamayao says
Where to het a form po? 0may online application po ba?
calico Hadji-Ali says
Nasa number 2 requirements, click mo ang link.
Pde din po ba mag avaik ng scholarship ng ched mga highschool grad year 1998 pa po?
Alona Ramos says
Pwede po b apply n ngaun anak ko khit mag grade 11 plng po xa this coming june.ok nman po grades nya.with honor po.
Good evening. Is it okay po ba na nag fill up ako through online ng ched form, pero po hindi ko na diretso print? pero po, na submit ko na po sya? Thank you.
is it okay po ba na nag fill up ako through online ng ched form, pero po hindi ko na print? pero na submit ko na po sya. Salamat po.
angelica janina b. tan says
i have 2 children
my eldest stopped 2 yrs ago ( not kto12 graduate )
my youngest a pioneer of kto12 and is enrolled last sem at OLFU valenzuela…can they both apply. tnx for reading.
Sherlyn Jarden says
Sain po sya nasusubmit?
Marichu peralta says
Good day po ,paano po magapply sa Ched program ? Merun po bang scholarship ang grade nine
Thanks for this opportunity Sana mabgyan nmn po kaming mahihirap ng pagkakataong Maka avail ng program Nyo po thanks in advance
Mafe de gula says
Is it applicable sa grade 11?
Princess Hadasa Pavilando says
Pano po kapag di po nakaregister yung magulang sa BIR dahil maliit na business lang po meron
Reynalyn Baracael Rata says
San po maari makakuha ng form po para sa scholarship?
Hello po meron po ba para sa incoming junior high?
Kim Xaira says
Paano po kung wala ng magulang pwede po ba ?
febelyn a. taburada says
im very happy when i heard this..i want to ask my daugther is 2nd year collrge this coming june i want her to apply cause im a single mom..hope to be approve if we apply to this. salamat
Nakapagenroll na po ako dati first year . Pwede parin po ba akong mka apply ng scholarship ?
Jericho Maloloyon says
Can I still apply even when I’m currently a 1st year college student?
hanady padinding says
Gud pm po ask ko lng po pwede po b yan sa ank ko na incoming firstyear college po at member po ng pantawid pamilyang pilipino program or 4ps?
Miraluna Barro says
How to apply, gusto ko ma process mga requirrments kc mag grade 12 pa sya ,gusto ng anak ko mag hanap ng scholar kc hirap kami . Nag aaral sya sa SCiENCE School ngayon. Sana maka avail kami sa scholar nato.
juliet a. sanchez says
is this applicable for Senior High since one of ur major requirements is d report card?
daniel bas says
Im 45 years old i study polsci before and i want to be a lawyer ..is my age illigable for scholarship.?please kindly explain.thanks .
cathey de guzman says
Is this applicable for upcoming Senior High Student?
ANILYN SABANAL says
STILL AVAILABLE PABA? PLEASE i NEED IT
Lenard colonia says
Good day! This opportunity will makes everyone dream come true to the help of your program. And I hope that,I can avail for this kind of opportunity which is scholarship in your group of CHED. And it is an honor to be part of this scholarship program that I/everyone’s need especially to those lack of financial… thank you…I hope you’ll consider me/others as part of this big opportunity..respect and response
Mohammad khaliq a. Dambon says
Hi. Good day this scholarship is very helpul to those who’s not able to achieve or pursue thier dream courses due from financial problem. I just want to ask if this scholarship is applicable for materals/masterate for graduate? Thank you in advance
jennifer dungcs says
pwede na po bang mag apply for scholarship sa ched po ung anak ko 1st year college na po sa pasukan.salamat.
Im single mom ,5 anak ko ako lang ang tumataguyod sa kanila ,gusto ko po i apply ang mga anak ko ng scholarship …nasa abroad po ako kahit sweldo ko hindi kayang pagkasyahin..sa araw2 na gastusin ng mga anak ko…salamat at may programa kayong ganito sana matulungan niyo ako.god bless po.
rosal martinez says
pede po ba yan sa anak ko mag ggrade 11 na po sya
Erma G. Canales says
Pwede ba rin po ba ang incoming 3rd year college student this school year 2019-2020?
Hello po gusto ko po sana magaral ulit..Malaking tulong na po yung scholarship nyo para sa amin.Ask ko lang po kung saan pwede magapply at kung paano mgaapply.Breadwinner po kc ako sa family ko.Ayaw kong mapagod na parents ko.Sana po matulungan nyo po ako..Thank you po and God bless
Bernadette R. Yares says
Hi po Ched scholar po ako. Sa ibang provinces po may natanggap na until now kami po wala pa. Hirap na po kami ng kapwa ko Ched sa pagtataguyod ng aming pagaaral. Umaasa po kami dun pero until now po wala padin yan magtatapos na po wala pa din huhu
ISRAEL E.MALUNES says
Saan po pwede ka apply dito sa Negros Occidental….tnx
H?(ma’am)Sir pwd poh baah akong mag aply
Married npoh AQ gus2 q mag aral first year college napoh sana AQ kaso wla pong badjet ma avail paren baah AQ sa scholarship nyo pls respect. My post poh??
I’m 28 year old poh,,here in Mindanao bukidnon
ma.teresa s.valerio says
San po kukuha ng form for ched scholar?,anak ko po mag apply. first year college
May link po sa article for the StuFAP form 🙂
Elena B.Curioso says
Mayrun po ba kayo sa elementary student
Pwede po ba siya for 1st year college students?
Is this applicable po ba sa mga nag shift ng course?
Nena A. Acosta says
Quite eager to pursue my MA degree yet so unfortunate to have it due to being financial incapacitated. Need assistance/scholarship. Tnx.
Arland belmis junsay says
Scholarship is important to me because my parents does not have work so that i want to be the to be accept my request to scholarship program
Is this available pa rin po for 1st year college??
thea tanaya says
Scholarship that will help me to pursue to college
Ben, Hamsan Kurong says
Magandang umaga po’ maam/sir kailangan ko po’ tulong nyo …gusto ko po maka join sa scholarship.
Ako po ay galing sa mahirap na pamilya …at pangarap ko makatapos ng pag aaral at makahanap ng trabaho..
Myamor Reataza says
Puide po ba ang anak ko isa po syang HI hearing impaird… Or isa syang DEAF Student ng NOVA HIGH SCHOOL…SA SUSUNOD NA PASUKAN GRADE 11 NA SYA..
Glenn galan says
Can I send the requirements through LBC?
Babylyn Juan says
I can’t imagine that this post during the time i open my phone for my facebook.. By this opportunity im very thankful that there is a scholarship for the students to pursue their dreams,ambition and goal in their life.how I wish to be by this scholarship bec i know that feelings inside on you when u are came in a very poor family..