SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

The Alumni Center houses the Office of the Director for Student Affairs where the Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance (OSFA) is located

The Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance (OSFA), under the supervision of the Office of the Director for Student Affairs (ODSA), administers and implements student financial and learning assistance, grants-in-aid, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students of UP Baguio. The OSFA assists students in finding financial support for undergraduate and graduate students.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Reduced cost of tuition and other schoool fees

The Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, or the Republic Act 10931(RA 10931) was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in 2017. The RA 10931 enabled all constituent universities of the University of the Philippines to provide quality education for undergraduate students at no cost. Undergraduate students covered by RA 10931, allows them to pursue and finish an undergraduate program for a prescribed number of years.

Scholarship Programs

 

 

 

Iskolar ng Bayan Act

By virtue of Republic Act No. 10648, applicants who belong to the Top 10 graduates of a public high school may receive a scholarship from under the Iskolar ng Bayan Program if they graduated from public high schools from the region where a UP constituent university is located. The total number of grantees shall be limited to approximately five (5) percent of previous year’s freshmen enrollees. The law requires the grantees comply with all the admission requirements of the university and enroll in a UP Campus that is in the same region as their high school. Once selected, grantees’ tuition and other fees are waived on their first year in UP. Application forms for the Iskolar ng Bayan program may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) or Office of Scholarships and Grants (OSG) of the campus you wish to enroll in.

 

Grants-in-Aid Program (GIAP)

UP Created the Grants-in-Aid Program (GIAP) to reduce the cost paid by students during enrollment based on the household’s paying capacity to which a student belongs. Through the GIAP, UP may subsidize a portion of the full cost required during enrollment and, in some instances, grant additional subsidy to waive miscellaneous fees and grant monthly cash allowances.

 

Student and Graduate Assistantships (SAGA)

The UP’s SAGA is a program for upperclassmen and graduate students to gain experiences on leadership and ethics in the workplace; in the course of assisting UP in fulfilling its teaching, research, and public service functions. Student Assistants (SAs) are given allowances based on hours rendered: Currently at P60/hour for undergraduate students, P100/hour for MA/MS, and P140/hour for PhD.

UP Tuition Load Program

Students may avail of short-term loans through the Student Loan Board. Loans must be settles before the end of the semester or trimester.


UP Presidential Scholarship and UP Presidential Leadership Grant Programs

These programs are competitive scholarship programs awarded to students with outstanding academic accomplishments and leadership achievements. Undergraduate students with a general weighted average of at least a “1.75” and “2.75” are eligible to apply for the scholarships, respectively. The total number of scholars is limited to the number of slots that are vacant every academic year.

REFERENCE: https://upcollegeadmissions.up.edu.ph/htmls/aboutupcollegeadmissions

To know more about other scholarships, application, and other details, click this: https://slasonline.up.edu.ph/.

LOANS

TUITION FEE LOAN

The program is open to all qualified and paying undergraduate and graduate students except to those students taking-up non-degree programs. The Tuition Fee Loan Program allows students to defer registration payments up to 80% of the total assessed fees during the enrollment period. This is payable within the semester with an interest rate of 6% per annum. Students with outstanding loans will not be allowed to avail of any further Tuition Fee Loan unless there is a promissory note approved by the Chancellor. Promissory notes should be processed first before applying for Tuition Fee Loan.

IM TUITION FEE LOAN

For students in the Master of Management Program; they may use IM Tuition Fee Loan. The maximum loanable amount is 70% of tuition fees (miscellaneous not included). 

Requirements

  • Accomplished application form: (Tuition Fee Loan Form or IM Tuition Fee Loan Form); furnish updated personal information (home address and contact number) in SAIS.
  • Attached scanned copy of your co-debtor’s valid I.D. (Valid IDs include Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, PhilHealth ID, current company/office ID, Postal ID, BIR TIN ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, or Passport) The picture and signature in the valid ID must be clear and readable.

Note: Qualified co-debtors are parents and immediate relatives by consanguinity which include grandparents, uncles and aunts from both sides, and brothers and sisters who are of legal age. Your co-debtor’s middle or last name should reflect your relationship with each other. Please provide your birth certificate or other supporting documents as proof of your relationship. The e-signature of your co-debtor should match the signature in attached valid identification card.

Application

After school fees assessment during registration period, send intention to apply via e-mail to osfa.upbaguio@up.edu.ph.

To check the form to be accomplished and upload the required documents, please click here:

Tuition Fee Loan: http://bit.ly/TFLform

IM Tuition Fee Loan: http://bit.ly/IMLoanForm

Both Loans can be availed during the registration period only.

One hundred percent (100%) loan may be granted provided a request to avail of 100% Tuition Fee Loan is approved by the Chancellor. This request should be accomplished first before applying for the Tuition Fee Loan.

100% Tuition Fee Loan

One hundred percent (100%) loan may be granted provided a request to avail of 100% Tuition Fee Loan is approved by the Chancellor. This request should be accomplished first before applying for the Tuition Fee Loan.

The approved application will grant you to avail the 100% tuition fee loan. This request should be accomplished before the registration period. Processing of applications usually starts a month prior to the start of the registration period. 

Eligibility

Applicants must have no outstanding balance from the Tuition Loan / Student Loan Board (SLB) Program and must not be currently a beneficiary of the Cash Loan Assistance Program (CLAP) except for the CHED-SAFE loan.

Requirements

  • Formal letter addressed to the Chancellor. The letter must have the following information: Reason(s) for the 100% SLB request and of the delayed payment; and Specific settlement date of loan (the settlement date must be within or at the end of the coming semester)
  • Clear E-signature of your guardian

Cash Loan

There are four types of existing Cash Loans that can be availed of after registration period. These Cash Loans are payable within the semester.

The CHED SAFE Loan. The qualified loan grantee can borrow as much as Eight Thousand Pesos (P8,000.00) for financially needy 3rd, 4th, 5th – year or graduating college students. It requires a student to carry a full semestral load as prescribed in the curriculum. It has a service fee of P20.00 for loan amount not exceeding P4,000.00; P50.00 for loan amount between P4,0001 – P8,000.00 deducted at once from the loan. Google link to the application form: http://bit.ly/CHEDLoan

Radwill Loan – this loan shall cater to needy students. They can loan up to to a maximum of Php 5,000.00 and open to all year levels. It has a service fee of P20.00 for loan amount not exceeding P4,000.00; P50.00 for loan amount between P4,0001 – P5,000.00 deducted at once from the loan.

Google link to the application form: http://bit.ly/UPRadwillLoan

UPAASV Loan – this loan shall cater to financially needy students with no outstanding account. The qualified loan borrower can borrow a minimum of P4,000.00 up to a maximum of P8,000.00. for loan amount not exceeding P4,000.00; P50.00 for loan amount between P4,0001 – P5,000.00 deducted at once from the loan. Google link to the application form: http://bit.ly/UPAASV-Loan

Short Term Loan – The loanable amount is P1,500.00 and open to all UP Baguio students. For the first 3 months, the interest of the loan is P5.00 per month and P8.00 per month for the succeeding month. The loan has P20.00 service charge. Google link to the application form: http://bit.ly/Short-Term-Loan

PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

OSFA administers and implements various government and private scholarships. These programs are unique because the benefits will not incur obligations to recipients other than to be regularly enrolled for standard

semestral units and maintain a satisfactory academic progress fulfilling their responsibilities as students.

Contact us to know more about other scholarships, eligibility, application requirements and other details:

Email: osfa.upbaguio@up.edu.ph

Facebook page: Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance-UP Baguio,

click here: https://www.facebook.com/Office-of-Scholarship-and-Financial-Assistance-UP-Baguio-1004596362965705