Aliping Accepting Applications for STUPAF Grantees for SY 2015-2016
May 9, 2015
BAGUIO Rep. Nicasio M. Aliping Jr. has announced his Baguio Congressional Office at City Hall is still accepting applications for the Student Financial Assistance Program (StuFAP) of the Commission on High Education’s (CHED) for school year 2015-2016.
According to lawyer Ron Perez, StuFAP coordinator for Rep. Aliping, the program is designed to help underprivileged but deserving students the chance to pursue their college education by granting P12,000 a year as financial assistance per successful applicant.
“The amount is not given to the students directly,” Perez explained, “instead the amount will be coursed through the school where the student is enrolled so that the money is assured of being used to pay for the student’s tuition fees.”
Under the Ched’s StuFAP guidelines, applicants must be a Filipino citizen, a high school graduate or have passed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) equivalency examination for college or Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT), whose parents’ combined income does not exceed P300,000, must not be a grantee of any other government scholarship or grant-in-aid, and must not be a graduate of any degree course.
Documentary requirements for incoming freshmen are: Form 138 or high school report card, ALS accreditation and equivalency test passer certification or PEPT certificate of advancing to the next level.
Other requirements are: income tax return of parents or guardians or certificate of tax exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue; certificate of indigency from the barangay, case study from the Department of Social Welfare and Development or affidavit of no income; and certificate of good moral character.
For children of overseas Filipino workers, an additional requirement is the latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered.
As of this school year, Perez said there are 1,187 grantees who were referred to the Ched program by Rep. Aliping in Baguio City.
Rep. Aliping, meanwhile, said he is planning to give an additional incentive to StuFAP grantees he sponsored so the students will excel in their studies. He intends to give a cash incentive to every StuFAP grantee he sponsored P7,000 for summa cum laude graduates; P5,000 for magna cum laude graduates and P3,000 for cum laude graduates.
Aside from this, Perez said there are also plans in coordination with the regional director of the Ched to harness the potential of the StuFAP grantees by organizing them and tapping them for social, sports, cleanliness and recreational activities which could benefit the Baguio community, in general, and their local villages, in particular./Carl C. Taawan