UniFAST implements nationally funded higher education assistance programs in public and private institutions, including the Universal Access to Tertiary Quality Education Law (RA 10931). The TES is an aid program that provides financial support to Filipino students from the “poorest households” enrolled in public and private universities. After the signing of the tertiary education sharing agreement (TES) with Silliman University (SU) last June 10, First-year students Jonah G. Obelle and Ma. Nikki G. Orosca receives a grant of 60,000 PhP for the 2019-2020 academic year as a TES boursoutère, managed by the Commission on Higher Education`s Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST). Recipients were assisted, along with their parents, by the administration of the processor for the allocation and signing of the TES sharing agreement. The vice-president in charge of finance and administration, Dr. Florence Bogacia, made the final remarks. She stressed the great responsibility of the grant and invited students to complete their studies. Recipients of university programs receive a full academic year of the grant amount, subject to an annual extension on the basis of further study.
A recipient signs the Higher Education Assistance Sharing Agreement (TES). Obelle, who manages BBA, stated that she applied to the TES through the Chancellor`s ER office and admissions, asking her to file documents, including her annual income. Recipients participating in TVET programs receive a year-round grant or the amount corresponding to the recommended period after the completion of the shorter program. (section 24-c of RA 10931) CPU Vice President for Studentaffairs Prof. Esther Rose Romarate said she welcomed the remarks. She congratulated the recipients and reminded them to be good managers of her scholarship. Dr. Margen Java, Director of the Office of Student Development and Programs, facilitated the orientation and discussed the qualification requirements for TES, as well as the personal and institutional responsibilities of its fellows. Students who participate in private public hent and TVIs, are eligible for the following benefits (sections 23 and 24. RA IRR 10931): The following students are not entitled to TES benefits (section 28. RA IRR 10931): “Naka-help siya nga ma-lessen among expenses, especially his teaching, then nihatag pud siya`g opportunity n naamo-save,” Obelle said. (THE TES helped us reduce our expenses, especially for our teaching, and gave us the opportunity to save money.) .