CHED TDP Tulong Dunong Program Guidelines 2020

CHED TDP Tulong Dunong Program aims to provide financial assistance to qualified and deserving students. The Joint Memorandum Circular No. 4 series of 2019 revised the implementing guidelines of the CHED TDP.


Financial Benefits of Tulong Dunong Program 2020

A student grantee shall be entitled to Fifteen Thousand Pesos (P15,000) financial assistance per academic year. This can be used to support the cost of higher education expenses.


The CHED TDP is intended for the new grantees who are enrolled or will enroll in any curriculum year level in CHED recognized programs of Private Higher Institutions (Private HEI’s), State Universities and Colleges (SUC’s), Local Universities and Colleges(LUC’s) with Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC).

Schedule of Application

The submission of the application form along with the required documents for the CHED Tulong Dunong Program will be on or before May 31 of every year for Academic Year commencing June-March. While for Academic year commencing from August-May, documents shall be submitted on or before July 31 every year.

The announcement of successful grantees or the issuance of Notice of Award will be on or before October 15 of every year.

Qualifications Requirements

  • Filipino Citizens,
  • High school graduates or college students with earned units in CHED recognized programs of Private HEI’s, SUC’s, LUC’s, with COPC with at least a passing general weighted average. Passer of Alternative Learning System(ALS) or Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT),
  • Combined annual gross income of parents/guardian which shall not exceed four hundred thousand pesos (P400,000).

Documentary Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • For incoming freshmen eligible for college- high school report card
  • For applicants with earned units in college- duly certified true copy of grades for the latest semester or term attended.
  • For other applicants
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ALS passer – duly certified copy of ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Test Passer Certificate.

Philippine Educational Placement Test Passer- duly certified copy of the PEPT Certificate of advancing to the next level.

Income requirements (whichever is applicable)

  • Latest Income Tax Return and Bureau of Internal Revenue Form 2316 for fixed income earners of parents/guardians, if employed.
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the BIR, if not employed.
  • Certificate of Indigence from the Barangay concerned.
  • Certificate of Indigence/Case study from the DSWD or
  • Latest Copy of contract or proof of income, for the children of OFW and Seafarers.

How to apply?

  1. Student applicants should submit the accomplished CHED TDP application form along with the required documents to CHED Regional Office where they graduated in highschool.
  2. CHEDRO will then evaluate the documents. They shall prepare the ranking and list of grantees.
  3. The CHED will give a Notice of Award (NOA) to the applicant or inform the list of awardees through HEI’s.

Ranking and Selection Criteria

The selection and ranking of grantees shall be in terms of Academic Performance and the Annual Gross Income. Refer to the table below.

Criteria Percentage
Academic Performance 40
Annual Gross Income 60

The higher the grade of the applicant with a lower annual gross income would have a better opportunity to be chosen.

Obligations to be completed with by grantees

  • Pass the admission test of the HEI’s,
  • Enroll in CHED recognized programs of Private HEI’s or SUC/LUC with COPC.
  • Maintain a GWA of at least a passing grade regardless of the status of grades per subject,
  • Carry a regular load per term,
  • Transfer only to duly authorized HEI or may shift to CHED recognized programs upon written approval of CHEDRO.
  • Shall not avail any of the National Government Funded Assistance except for Free Higher Education in SUC’s and LUC’s under RA no. 10931 the UAQTE ACT of 2017.
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Payment & Continuation of Grants

The CHEDRO shall transfer the financial benefits to grantees directly or through HEI’s.

In order to continue enjoying the benefits under this program for the next academic year, grantees should apply anew.

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Download the Copy of the CHED Tulong Dunong Guidelines and the Application Form here.

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