IN A BID to help those who were not able to enter or even finish college, the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) has launched a student financial assistance program in lieu of the K-12 Transition Program.
According to Project Technical Staff II Maika Ela Aviso of Ched-Cordillera Administrative Region, the government is set to give assistance for higher education to students who graduated from high school under the old curriculum before the K to 12 was implemented.
These are students who graduated from high school before 2016, who stopped schooling before they could earn a degree, or who may not have gone to college at all.
To qualify under the “Lifelong Learners” Student Financial Assistance Program, an applicant must be a Filipino citizen, high school graduate or a candidate for graduation, not a graduate of any degree program and a combined annual gross income of parents or guardians should not exceed P300,000.
Course under the program are information technology, agriculture and related fields, teacher education majors, science and math, engineering, health sciences, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, business administration and related courses, architecture, maritime, communication and others to be determined by the Ched regional office.
If the student is qualified to be part of the scholarship they need to answer the Ched StuFAPs application form and directly submit it along with other requirements to state university and colleges where they are enrolled.
Interested applicants only need to fill out the application forms to be downloaded at bit.ly/stufapsform. After filling out, the applicants will just submit those forms to the nearest CHED Regional Office. The deadline for application will be until April 2017.
Applicants may visit www.chedk12. wordpress.com/lifelonglearner for the list of the accommodating institutions. (Shena Golosino)