Congressman to Meet with StuFAP on June 21
June 13, 2015
BAGUIO Rep. Nicasio M. Aliping Jr. is set to meet with 1,188 college students who he endorsed to the Department of Education (DepEd) to become grantees of the Student Financial Assistance Program (StuFAP).
The simple get together, set on June 21 at the Baguio Convention Center (BCC), and will determine the exact number of grantees Rep. Aliping has endorsed and their current status in school.
StuFAP is one of government’s grant-in-aid programs which assists financially hard-pressed students complete a college education. The grant gives a maximum of P12,000 a year to grantees to help defray the cost of their tuition.
“Education is getting expensive every year, and through this program we hope we can help students finish college and become productive members of our society,” Rep. Aliping said.
The gathering of StuFAP grantees will primarily be to validate the papers of existing grantees of Rep. Aliping. “They have to validate their papers so that we can know who among them are still interested in the program, who are in need of more assistance, and how many slots we can offer this coming semester,” said program lead coordinator Ron Perez of the Baguio Congressman’s Office.
Perez added that Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Regional Director Romulo Malvar will orient the grantees on the guidelines of the StuFAP during the event as well as present the expectations from each grantee.
The StuFAP coordinators in each of the colleges and universities in Baguio and Benguet will also be presented so the grantees know who to contact should there be any problem which would arise concerning their grants.
Rep. Aliping will then give a short inspirational message to the students where he is expected to present other programs he has in line for the grantees.
“We will discuss with the student-grantees on how we can better the program and what other forms of assistance the government can give to them,” Rep. Aliping added.
After the open forum, the students will determine who will be their school coordinators so these future benefits can be communicated directly to them, Perez also said.
Perez advised grantees to come early to the general assembly so the program can end early and for the grantees to enjoy the rest of the Sunday with their families./Carl C. Taawan, Office of Congressman Nicasio Aliping