The Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education UNIFAST announces the opening of application for the Tertiary Education Subsidy TES program in Academic Year 2020-2021.
All public and private higher education institutions are requested to submit their respective enrollees for the 1st Semester of A.Y 2020-2021 at the TES Portal https://www.unifast.gov.ph/system/hei-portal/ on or before August 31, 2020.
What is the Ched TES scholarship program?
Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) is a grant in aid program of the government to support the students financially in their college education.
It is a program under RA 10931 (Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act) signed by President Duterte on August 3, 2017. Included here are Free Higher Education, Free Tech Voc Education and Training, and Student Loan Program.
What are the Benefits of TES?
Qualified grantee shall receive the following benefits:
|Tuition & other School Fees||Other education related expenses|
|For SUC’s and CHED recognized LUC’s||Covered by Free Higher Education||P40,000|
|Private Higher Education Institutions||P20,000||P40,000|
*SUC- State Universities and Colleges
*LUC- Local Universities and Colleges
Additional Benefits (If applicable)
- Persons with Disability- P30,000 per Academic Year
- Board ir Licensure Exams- P10,000 (maximum amount for one time reimbursement)
Who can apply for the TES program?
You are qualified to apply for TES if:
- Filipino Citizen
- Qualified in the admission or retention requirements of the Higher Education Institution HEI
- Was not expelled in any HEI
- Enrolled in HEI and programs included in CHED registry
- Qualified to any policies that the UNIFAST Board will implement in the future.
Who are the Priorities for TES?
Because of the limited funds, the TES program priorirtized these categories:
- TES grantee and beneficiaries of ESGPPA (Expanded Students Grants in Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation)
- Students who are enrolled in Private HEI in a city or municipality where there is no SUC or LUC.
- Students included in the Listahan 2.0 of the DSWD National Household Targeting Office which was rask based on the estimated per capita household income.
- Students not included in the Listahan 2.0 but were rank based on the estimated per capita household income with documents as proof.
CHED TES application
- After you enroll, contact the TES Focal person or the assigned person responsible for the TES program of your school on the process of application in the TES Portal.
- The information of the student will be submitted by the TES Focal Person in the TES portal.
- Unifast will then have a Nationwide Assessment which includes name matching verification, validation, and ranking.
- The result will be posted on the TES Portal of the HEI.
- The school will inform the students if they have been qualified for them to be able to submit the Documentary Requirements.
- Students grantee will pass the needed documents in his/her school.
- The school will then submit the needed Certified Documentary Requirements to CHED Regional Offices.
- After Unifast verification of the documents, the TES grants will be given to the school for the Tes grantees.
- TES grants will then be distributed to the beneficiaries.
Documentary Requirements for the TES grantees
- Certificate of Registration of Enrollment
- Assessment of Fees
- Certificate of Residency
- Photocopy of PWD ID (if applicable)