MANILA, Philippines – Students of 78 local universities and colleges (LUCs) across the country will no longer have to pay for their tuition and fees starting school year 2018 to 2019.
This is after the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in an en banc meeting on February 13, decided to include the 78 LUCs under the coverage of Republic Act No. 10931 or the free tuition law.
CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III made the announcement on Thursday, March 15. (READ: LIST: State colleges and universities covered by free tuition law)
LUCs are educational institutions created by local government units through ordinances and other enabling acts.
The 78 LUCs now covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017 are as follows:
National Capital Region
Region I – Ilocos
Region III – Central Luzon
Region IV-A – Calabarzon
Region IV-B – Mimaropa
Region V – Bicol
Region VI – Western Visayas
Region VII – Central Visayas
Region VIII – Eastern Visayas
Region IX – Zamboanga Peninsula
Region X – Northern Mindanao
Region XI – Davao Region
Region XII – Soccsksargen
De Vera said CHED will announce another batch of qualified LUCS before classes open next school year 2019 to 2020. – Rappler.com