- The 100 members of the Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAPSCU) have announced that they will not collect tuition fees for a month following the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila
- CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera confirmed the announcement and even said the schools agreed to staggered payments in the succeeding months
- De Vera said CHED will be more lenient with the schools’ academic calendar following the major challenges brought about by efforts against coronavirus
Over a hundred private colleges and universities have chosen to suspend their tuition fee collection amid the community quarantine.
The 100 member schools of the Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAPSCU) have announced that they will not collect tuition fees for a month following the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.
Chairperson Prospero De Vera of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) confirmed the announcement and said the PAPSCU agreed to accept staggered payments in the succeeding months to help me ease the financial burden among their learners.
“Nakatanggap kasi kami ng reports na may mga private universities na may nangongolekta ng tuition para sa ngayong buwan, eh nahihirapan magpunta ang mga estudyante at magulang para magbayad. Kaya nakiusap ako sa mga private universities na wala munang koleksyon ng tuition for this month,” De Vera was quoted by GMA saying.
De Vera added, “Ang University of Perpetual Health System at Immaculate Conception institutions ay agad tumugon sa panawagan, at ang PAPSCU na hindi maniningil ng tuition during the one-month quarantine.”
Meanwhile, De Vera said CHED is granting leniency with schools’ academic year as they faced major challenges following the government’s efforts against coronavirus. He said they waived the regulation that CHED approval is needed to change a school’s academic calendar.
“Private schools can change their academic calendar as needed. They can just inform the Commission in writing on how we can help them,” he added.