CHED to Offer Free Tuition for Medical Students, Designates 8 SUCs Already

For the aspiring medical students in the Philippines, the good news came from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to help them achieve their goals. For those students who qualify, they will have an opportunity to receive free tuition in different state universities and colleges (SUCs).

The free tuition will be available for the school year 2017-2018.

According from the news online, CHED had already allocated the amount of P317.1 million to provide aspiring medical students with free education as part of their prepared budget for 2017. At least eight state universities as well as colleges will be part of this program.

The announcement came from Prospero de Vera III on Tuesday, which he posted through a social media network online. Rappler likewise confirmed the good news on Wednesday to CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan during an interview.

“Doctors of Medicine students in the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) can now avail and enjoy full tuition subsidy through the Cash Grants to Medical Students enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (CGMS-SUCs) program of the Duterte administration,” as stated by the joint memorandum circular of CHED and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and quoted by the news.

De Vera is the current commissioner of CHED.

The following eight SUCs offer full tuition subsidy through the Cash Grants to qualified Medical Students for the program:

  • Bicol University
  • Cagayan State University
  • Mariano Marcos State University
  • Mindanao State University
  • University of the Philippines-Leyte
  • University of the Philippines-Manila
  • University of Northern Philippines
  • West Visayas State University

According to the commission, each of this school will get almost P39 million for the program implementation.


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