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LIST: 27 local universities, colleges now covered by free tuition law

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Higher Education says a total of 214 public higher education institutions are now covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

7 problems with free tuition law implementation, according to Salceda

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, a principal author of the law, says only a few schools have received funding, while several students are unable to apply for loans

FREE TUITION WOES. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is unsatisfied with the implementation of the free tuition law he co-authored. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

UP records increase in applications from free tuition law

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The country's top university receives over 60,000 additional applications as aspiring students snake around the UP Diliman campus to beat the deadline to apply

CROWD. Crowd during the last day of submission of UPCAT Application in UP Diliman. Photo by Angie de Silva

CHED not expecting exodus of private school students due to free tuition law

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:20 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says requirements for transferee students tend to be strict and slots are often limited

NO STUDENT EXODUS. CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III leads the launch of the free tuition law's implementing rules and regulations on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED launches free tuition law IRR

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Starting SY 2018-2019, the government will shoulder the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs

SIGNED. Lawmakers who championed the free tuition law watch as members of the UniFAST Governing Board sign the law's IRR on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

8 things you need to know about the free tuition law

Mar 17, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(2nd UPDATE) The law will cover the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and all duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs starting this school year

FREE SCHOOLING. Filipino students can also avail of loans for tertiary education under the free tuition law

LIST: 78 local universities, colleges covered by free tuition law

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says the 78 LUCs will no longer collect tuition and fees starting school year 2018 to 2019

FREE SCHOOLING. Several local universities and colleges will no longer collect tuition and fees starting this school year.

CHED OIC vows to finish free tuition law IRR by February 22

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:40 PM

'It takes a little bit of effort to craft implementing guidelines on things that we have never done in this country,' says CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III

IRR STILL PENDING. CHED OIC Prospero de Vera says several provisions in the free tuition law's IRR are still being finalized. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Free tuition law's implementing rules completed

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:39 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says one of the provisions of the IRR include maintaining SUCs' allocations for each student to ensure academic competency

EDUCATION LEADERS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong hold a press conference on December 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Free tuition for SUCs in 2nd semester of SY 2017-2018 – Bam Aquino

Nov 09, 2017 - 1:57 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Bam Aquino says Congress will provide CHED an additional P40 billion for the implementation of the free tuition law next year

FREE SCHOOLING. University of the Philippines Diliman students will be among the beneficiaries of the free tuition law this semester. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHR hits House plan to use its budget for free education

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:20 PM

I think that kind of a statement or a narrative is meant to confuse the people says Commission on Human Rights CHR Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz

CHR BUDGET. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz hits the House of Representatives' plan to use the CHR's budget to fund free college education. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

House wants to use CHR, ERC, NCIP budgets for free tuition

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin hits the idea saying You can t cut the budget of a constitutional body then to soften criticism bestow it [on] a supposed loftier cause like free tuition

FULLHOUSE. Members of Congress and the Senate join together for a special session on the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao at the House of Representatives on July 22, 207. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:57 AM

‘Just because [President Duterte] signed this into law doesn’t mean things will be miraculously okay tomorrow ’ says the UP vice president for public affairs

ROAD TO FREE TUITION. The President signing RA 10391 is just the first step towards the full implementation of the free tuition law. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

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Aug 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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CHED asked to consider requiring financially able students to pay tuition

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman argues the free tuition law is social justice legislation that must benefit who it is intended for – the poor

FREE TUITION LAW. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III and Chairperson Patricia Licuanan face the House appropriations committee on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Funds from DICT, DAR, DOTr eyed for use in free tuition law

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The 3 agencies could get budget cuts in 2018 because of their spending pattern – billions of pesos in unused and unobligated funds – from previous years

FUNDING FREE TUITION. Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles heads efforts to source funds for the free tuition law. Rappler file photo

SUCs may tighten admission due to free tuition law – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Students who don t take on a full load or don t finish their course on time may not be granted free tuition says CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

No tuition collection in U.P. system for 1st semester of SY 2017-2018

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:58 PM

The free tuition policy will not cover graduate students and those studying in UP s law and medical schools

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

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Aug 08, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Duterte on how to fund free tuition law: 'Ewan ko'

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Eh pagdating sa kin alam ko man na walang pera Pirmahan natin ito Eh di sige says President Rodrigo Duterte about his decision to sign the measure

Netizens celebrate the signing of the Free Education bill into law

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Less than an hour before the news broke out SUCs tops the trending list in the Philippines