A lot of people, especially the elderly, say that education is the best investment. They believe so because education is what will make a person land a good, decent-paying job, with stability. Although most of it is true, there are numerous schools you can choose from that aren’t really tight on the budget.


However, there are schools that can actually shock you on how much the tuition fee is. Here are the schools in Metro Manila with the highest tuition fees.

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Why is it a benefit to let your child study in a prestigious school?

Other than the fact that you know the school’s legitimate, it’s also an indication that your child is in a highly-recognized learning institution. The curriculum might be the same—it can be different, too.

What’s most important is the fact that applying your child in these schools will actually nurture your child; they can make important connections and networks they can use when they need to do so.

So without further ado, here are schools in Metro Manila with the highest tuition fees.

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Enderun Colleges

List of Schools with the Highest Tuition Fees in the Metro
This image was taken from the Enderun Colleges Website | EnderunColleges.com

Tuition fee per year: P250,000.00 to P320,000.00

Dubbed as the most expensive school in the Metro, Enderun Colleges is located in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and is a non-sectarian college which specializes in Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management and a specialization in Hotel Administration and/or Culinary Arts.

In addition to that, they also offer degrees in Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and Business Administration.

A regular 18-unit course costs somewhere around P120,065.40 for local students; and a whopping P154,678.40 for international or foreign students.

Allowing your child to study in this institution could actually be a great choice especially if you want them to have knowledge on International Arts.

De La Salle University

List of Schools with the Highest Tuition Fees in the Metro
This image was taken from the De La Salle University Website | dlsu.edu.ph

Tuition fee per year: P205,000.00 to P225,000.00

De La Salle University or more commonly known as just DLSU, is one of CHED’s “center of excellence” in six (6) programs that it has. Currently, it offers degrees and courses in Business, Communication and Technologies, Economics, Engineering, and Education.

DLSU is a trimester and the average tuition fee for the first trimester is usually around P60,000.00 to P70,000.00.

The institution was founded in 1911 and is still currently being considered as one of the most prestigious and best schools to date.

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De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

Tuition fee per year: P180,000.00 to P240,00.00

Known to be a school associated with DLSU, the College of Saint Benilde or more commonly known as CSB, was originally founded as a night school in the 80’s era. In addition to that, it was a “learner-centered instruction” facility back in the year 1988.

CSB focuses in Restaurant Management, Information Technology, Design and Arts, Multidisciplinary, and other International studies programs.

It’s kind of a diversified university with a lot of programs and courses to offer. So, it’s a good option if you plan on having your children be exposed to different programs.

Southville and Foreign Universities

List of Schools with the Highest Tuition Fees in the Metro
This image was taken from the Southville and Foreign Universities Website | Sfu.edu.ph

Tuition fee per year: $9,500 (486,642.25) to $10,000 (512,255.00)

Southville and Foreign Universities or SISFU is in complete affiliation with some Australian and British Universities who provide degrees in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, and Business Administration.

The school uses a three (3) term system and students who are enrolled would have to shell out $3,365.00 (P172,373.81) for the first (1st ) term and $3,035.00 (P155,469.39).

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University of Asia and the Pacific

List of Schools with the Highest Tuition Fees in the Metro
This image was taken from the University of Asia and the Pacific Website | uap.asia

Tuition fee per year: P180,000.00 to P190,000.00

Previously known as Center for Research and Communication (CRC), University of Asia and the Pacific or UA&P, is known to be one of the most prestigious business schools in the metro.

In addition to their 4-year undergraduate programs, they’re also known to be one of the best schools in offering graduate courses in economics and business studies.

Currently, they offer Human Capital Development, Industrial Economics, Entrepreneurship, Applied Mathematics, and other Business Programs. If you like your child to study in this university under a full load (23 units), parents would have to pay somewhere around P80,000.00 to P100,000.00 per semester.

Thames International School previously Entrepreneur School of Asia

Tuition fee per year: P195,000.00 to P210,000.00

If you’re into business, then this might be the perfect school for you or your children. ESA is one of the schools whose main structural curriculum is business. Now that it’s known as the Thames International School, it still didn’t change.

Their programs revolve on Communication Arts, Business Administration, and Entrepreneurship.

In addition to that, the school also offers a Thames Foreign Degree. In the first (1st) year, the tuition fee will cost around P65,000.00 to P70,000.00 per term.

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CIE British School

Tuition fee per year: P180,000.00 to P280,000.00

The Centre for International Education (CIE) is known and is dubbed as the School for Leaders. It is currently in affiliation with the Cambridge Assessment under the University of Cambridge and they specialize in Tourism, Business degrees, and Information Technologies.

What’s good about this school is the opportunity—you see, students will be given the option if they want to complete their junior year at Northwood University in the United States of America (U.S.A) with a given US and PH certified degree.

Well, they are actually the most expensive university in the country and there is no actual doubt on why they are.

They also have programs for elementary or Primary School and in High School.

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iAcademy

List of Schools with the Highest Tuition Fees in the Metro
This image was taken from the iAcademy Website | iacademy.edu.ph

Tuition fee per year: P165,000.00 to P225,000.00

iAcademy is technically one of the newest institutions in this list—and yet, they are included in the list of the schools with the highest tuition fees. Back in 2001, iAcademy was founded and they specialize in the programs of Technology and Business.

The courses they offer are around Game Development, Multimedia Arts, Design, and Software Engineering. Wait, there’s more—iAcademy also offers a program in Bachelor of Science (BS) in Animation.

So if you want your child/children to enroll in this institution, be prepared to shell out P60,000.00 per term; they have three (3) terms a year.

Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU)

List of Schools with the Highest Tuition Fees in the Metro
This image was taken from the Ateneo De Manila University Website | m.ateneo.edu

Tuition fee per year: P160,000.00 to P180,000.00

One of the most classical and oldest universities in the country, ADMU is one of the most well-known and prestigious schools with the highest tuition fees. Other than the fact that is is part of the top-ranked universities in the country, ADMU brings a lot of opportunities to students who are talented.

They offer a wide-range of programs and courses from Business, Economics, Sciences, and Information Technology.

First (1st) year of studying in ADMU in a program like Interactive Multimedia or Interdisciplinary Discipline would require a cost of around P170,000.00 at the minimum. 

San Beda University previously San Beda College

Tuition fee per year: P145,000.00 to P155,000.00

San Beda University is known to be a school of athletes—with almost all sports available, it definitely takes pride on their achievements as a whole. The school was founded by Benedictine Monks back in 1901 and believe it or not, San Beda used to be an exclusive school for boys—it was just recently that they turned co-ed.

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The primary reason why San Beda University is part of the most expensive schools in the Metro is because of the wide-range of programs and courses they offer. They’re profoundly famous for bringing out outstanding lawyers because they specialize in Law—they have their own School of Law.

Nevertheless, they also offer courses and programs in Economics, Accountancy, Marketing, Computer Science, and just recently—Medicine.

Tuition fee for the first (1st) year of studying in San Beda University starts at P145,000.00 to P155,000.00; take note, this still depends on the program/course and the number of units.

Those are the most expensive schools in Metro Manila—expensive being schools with the highest tuition fees. These schools take pride on what they were known for ever since and for the culture they hold.

As we mentioned, these are the schools in Metro Manila with the highest tuition fees; don’t lose hope because there are various learning institutions you can choose from if you think that you are not able to enroll your child in any of these institutions.

What do you think about the these schools with the highest tuition fees? Do you think that the price is reasonable enough for a child to study in institutions like these?

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