The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is an attached agency to the Office of the President for administrative purposes. Its mandate is to promote relevant and higher quality education that will make graduates and professionals, highly competent and recognized in international arena.

It also include in their mandate to ensure that quality higher education is accessible to all who seek it, particularly those who may not be able to afford it.

In consonance with the mandate CHED continues to provide poor and deserving Filipinos opportunities for quality higher education as articulated in its Long Term Development Plan provisions for “Access and Equity” with the establishment and maintenance of scholarship, grants-in-aid and loan programs.

If you or any of your family members are interested to avail the program and you think you are eligible check the list of qualifications below.

Qualifications for CHED scholarship

According to the official gazette of the Philippine Government, to be able to qualify in Full Scholarship (FS) from CHED, the students must have a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 90% or its equivalent and GWA of at least 85% or its equivalent for a Partial Scholarship (PS).

  • Must be a Filipino citizen;
  • Must be a high school graduate; candidate for graduation; with earned units in college; passer of ALS/PEPT;
  • Must have a combined annual gross income of parents/guardian not to exceed P300,000.00;
  • Must avail of only one CHED scholarship or financial assistance program; and
  • Must not be a graduate of any degree program.

Requirements for CHED scholarship

For Incoming Freshmen

  • For fourth year high school applicants: third year grades and first three grading periods of fourth year;
  • For high school graduates fourth year report card (form 138)

For Applicants with Earned Units in College

  • Certificate of grades in all subjects in completed semesters

For Other Applicants

  • ALS – Accreditation and Equivalency Test Passer Certificate
  • PEPT – Certificate of Advancing to the Next Level

Other Requirements

A. Any one of the following:

  • Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian,
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR),
  • Certificate of Indigency from their Barangay,
  • Case Study from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), or Affidavit of No Income
  • For children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and seafarers, a latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered.

B. Certificate of good moral character from the last school attended

How to Apply for CHED Scholarship

Step 1. Fill out the CHED Student Financial Assistance Programs StuFAPs application form from CHED offices or you can download it here.

Step 2. After you fully accomplished the form, submit it to CHED Regional Offices together with all documentary requirements mentioned above.

Step 3. After the evaluation of the forms and documents you submitted, CHED will contact/mail you regarding the status of your application.

For more information about CHED scholarship, please visit CHED official website or the Philippine government official gazette.

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