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CHED Tulong Agri Program now open for applications

The Tulong-Agri Program (TAP) shall be accessible to qualified and deserving Filipino students who will or are enrolled in degree programs related to agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food technology, and veterinary medicine education, as well as other related agricultural and fisheries education, including the hybrid programs, in private higher education institutions (PHEIs), state universities and colleges (SUCs) or local universities and colleges (LUCs).

Benefits

The financial assistance under TAP shall be tuition and other school fees (TOSF) for grantees, stipend, and book allowance. The breakdown of financial assistance per academic year, are as follows:

*TOSF – PHP 20,000.00
Stipend (PHP 2,500.00 per month) – PHP 25,000.00
Book Allowance (PHP 200.00 per month) – PHP 2,000.00
Total Financial Assistance per Academic Year – PHP 47,000.00

For participating HEIs with trimester or quarter system, the total amount of financial assistance stated above shall be distributed proportionally.

For qualified grantees who are enrolled in SUCs/LUCs covered by the benefits of Free Higher Education (FHE) under RA 10931, the TOSF will not be included in the benefits.

CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITY per CMO 08 s. 2019:

1. Filipino citizen;
2. Graduating senior high school students/High school graduate/with earned units in college; with General Weighted Average (GWA) of 75% or its equivalent; and who will enroll or currently enrolled in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food technology, veterinary medicine education, and other related agricultural and fisheries education including the hybrid programs in PHEIs, SUCs or LUCs with Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC);
3. Combined annual gross income of parents/guardians which does not exceed Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php400,000.00). In cases where the income exceeds PHP 400,000.00, the applicant must present a written certification or medical findings of illness of a family member, or school certifications of two or more dependents enrolled in college;
4. Student-applicants belonging to the special group of persons such as the Underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under Republic Act (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, shall submit certifications and/or Identification Cards (IDs) issued by the appropriate offices or agencies; and
5. Not a recipient of any government-funded financial assistance program.

Documents Requirements per CMO 08 s. 2019:

1. Certified true copy of Birth Certificate
2. Academic:
Senior High School Graduate
– Duly Certified True Copy of Grades with General Weighted Average (GWA) in Grade 12 (1st and 2nd Semesters)
High School Graduate
– Duly Certified True Copy of Report Card for incoming freshmen students eligible for college
With Earned Units in College
– Duly Certified True Copy of Grades from the latest semester or term attended
3. Financial: Any one (1) of the following documents:
– Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian;
– Certificate of Tax Exemption of parent from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR);
– Certificate of Indigence of parent either from their Barangay or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);
– Case Study report from DSWD; and
– Latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered for children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and seafarers.
4. Other Requirements:
– Certificates and/or identification cards issued by the appropriate offices or agencies for student-applicants belonging to the special group of persons such as the Underprivileged and homeless Citizens, PWDs, Solo Parents and their Dependents, Senior Citizens and Indigenous Peoples

How to apply?

You can apply online through the assigned portal link of CHED Regional Offices. Contact the Ched Regional Office in your area if the link in your area is not included below.

The deadline of submission of application is on November 12, 2021.