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How Much Does It Cost Taxpayers to Educate Each Student in UP and Other State Universities?

The cost varies widely, from below Php10,000 to almost Php200,000 a year

Tens of thousands of high school students have flocked to the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City to submit application forms for the 2019 University of the Philippines College Application Test (UPCAT). Some of them even camped out overnight ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 03, 2018 04:00:00
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Which State Universities Have the Highest Passing Rates in Licensure Exams?

Do schools that have more budget perform better in board exams?

Tuition and other schools fees will soon be free in all state universities and colleges (SUCs) under the newly signed Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. With cost out of the way, students and their parents will next be concerned with ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 14, 2017 10:00:00
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Which State University Students are the Biggest Beneficiaries of the Free Tuition Act?

On average, students can save Php3,474 a semester but some could save as much as Php15k

The average tuition fee in a state university and college (SUC) is only Php144.04 per unit per semester, according to data from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).With the usual academic load of 21 units, this means that the typical SUC student ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 11, 2017 11:00:00
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Guess Which State University Spends Almost Php180,000 Per Student a Year?

Another government school's average cost is less than Php9,000 a student

President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to sign the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act last Thursday, August 3, over the objections of his economic managers, have put the spotlight on state universities and colleges (SUCs) which will bear the main responsibility for ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 04, 2017 02:00:00
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Duterte Signs Law Providing Free Tuition in Gov’t Colleges and Tech Schools

President ignores objections raised by his economic managers worried by the cost

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act into law on Thursday, August 3, a measure that will provide free tuition to eligible Filipino students in publicly run colleges, universities and technical-vocational institutions.Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 04, 2017 11:00:00
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Duterte Has Until Aug 5 to Veto the Free State College Tuition Bill, Or It Lapses into Law

The proposed law stands to benefit 1.65 million students in 117 public colleges and universities

When President Rodrigo Duterte called leaders of the Senate to an urgent meeting in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 1, none of the lawmakers, who were given only a few hours notice, had an idea what the gathering was all about. As ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 02, 2017 06:00:00
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