The Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) is one of the major programs of the Commission on Higher Education to increase the number of graduates in colleges and universities offering programs crucial to the development of a strong and vibrant Philippine economy. The StuFAPs is primarily a financial assistance given to poor but deserving students.


he Commission on Higher Education (CHED) under Republic Act No. 7722 has the mandate to provide financial assistance through scholarships to qualified and deserving students, preferably the Underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under RA No. 7279, Persons with Disability (PWDs) under RA No. 7277 as amended, Solo Parents and/or their Dependents under RA 8972, Senior Citizens under RA 9994, and Indigenous Peoples under RA 8371.

Financial Benefit Package per Academic Year:

Program TOSF Stipend Total
State Scholarship Program (SLP)
FULL Free (RA 10931) 40,000.00 40,000.00
HALF Free (RA 10931) 20,000.00 20,000.00
Private Education Student Financial Assistance Program (PESFA)
FULL 20,000.00 40,000.00 60,000.00
HALF 10,000.00 20,000.00 30,000.00

Who may apply?

Citizenship: Filipino Citizen

Academic: Graduating High School or High School Graduate whose General Weighted Average (GWA) is 90% above or its equivalent

Financial: Combined annual gross income of parent/s or guardian is not more than Php 400,000.00

Programs: Students should enroll in any of the priority courses identified by CHED