Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (RA 10931)Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs)Foreign Scholarship and Training Programs (FSTP)

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In consonance with the mandate of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as provided for in Article XIV, Section 1 of the Philippine Constitution “to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all” and Article XIV, Section 2(3) “to establish and maintain a system of scholarship grants, student loan programs, subsidies, and other incentives which shall be available to deserving students in both public and private schools” the Commission en Banc (CEB) approved the Enhanced Guidelines for the Implementation of Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) effective AY 2014-2015, the CMO No. 13, s. 2014, by virtue of Resolution No. 045-2015 and 148-2014 dated January 27, 2014 and March 10, 2014, respectively.

To date, the CHED continues to provide poor and deserving Filipinos opportunities to quality higher education as articulated in its Long Term Development Plan provisions for “Access and Equity” with the establishment and maintenance of scholarship, grants-in-aid and loan programs.