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171 private colleges, universities allowed to increase tuition; 141 pending with CHED

Philippine universities

By Dona Z. Pazzibugan About 300 private colleges and universities out of the 1,700 private higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country are expected to increase their tuition and other fees this school year. This is considerably less than the 354 tertiary schools that were allowed in 2013 by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to raise their fees. CHEd ... Read More »

353 universities seek tuition hike

Commission on Higher Education

By Helen Flores A total of 353 private universities and colleges have filed petitions to increase their tuition and other fees this coming school year, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said. The most number of private higher education institutions (HEIs) seeking the increase are from Metro Manila with a total of 74 schools, followed by Region 4A with 46, ... Read More »

Solons seek inquiry on universities’ academic calendar shift

University of the Philippines

Two lawmakers are seeking a congressional inquiry into the planned shift in the academic calendar of some higher education institutions (HEIs). Kabataan Party-list Representative Terry Ridon and Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo have filed two separate resolutions before the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education in a bid to determine the feasibility of the plan and its impact on ... Read More »

Universities eye later start of school year

Philippine universities

Partly to attract more foreign students, Philippine universities are planning to revise their academic calendars this year. The Philippines is the only country in the ASEAN region starting the school year in June. Shifting the school opening to August, will make it easier for foreign transferees to enroll in the country. Some school officials say this is also in anticipation of the ... Read More »

Philippines: Top universities mull September opening

De La Salle University

The country’s top universities are considering revising their academic calendar by having it synchronized with the one being followed in Southeast Asia in which school opening is set in August or September. The University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) have expressed openness to the ... Read More »

Top universities mull shift to September-June school year

Philippines Universities

Four top universities in the Philippines may shift their academic schedule to synchronize with counterparts in other Southeast Asian nations by 2015. According to a “24 Oras” report aired Thursday evening, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairperson Patricia Licuanan announced that the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and University of Sto. ... Read More »

Bankruptcy threatens private colleges, universities

Philippines Universities

For private high schools, colleges and universities, survival is the name of the game when the roll-out of the K to 12 (kindergarten to Grade 12) reforms is completed. The mainstreaming of Grades 11 and 12 come 2016 has schools planning ahead to expand to senior high school while at the same time bracing up for the worst. “Private schools support ... Read More »

Top PH universities to offer business analytics

Philippines Universities

Marking a milestone in the Philippine IT education system, an initial batch of universities in the country is set to offer business analytics as “specialization tracks” in two programs – Information Technology Education (ITE) and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) – beginning school year 2013-14. The groundbreaking initiative was announced by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and ... Read More »

354 colleges, universities set to increase tuition fees

Philippine Universities

By Ina Hernando-Malipot The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has announced that a total of 354 higher education institutions (HEIs) have been approved to increase tuition for this coming school year. According to CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, out of the 1,683 private HEIs, 451 or 27 percent applied for tuition and other school fees increase this year.  Of them, 354 ... Read More »

Manila: State universities, colleges freeze tuition

Philippines Universities

State universities and colleges (SUCs) are not increasing tuition and other fees this school year. In Resolution 2001-2013 published in The STAR, the advisory council of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) approved the moratorium on undergraduate tuition and miscellaneous fee increases for the coming school year. “The PASUC sympathizes with the economic plight of a great ... Read More »

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