Brace for higher tuition; 200 schools granted 8%-15% hike


02:57 PM April 24th, 2012

April 24th, 2012 02:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has approved the application of more than 200 private colleges and universities throughout the country for tuition hikes in this coming school year, a report from Radyo Inquirer 990AM said Tuesday.

The report quoted CHED media officer Abe Lisaca as saying that 222 private colleges, 33 of which from the National Capital Region, have been allowed to hike their fees from 8 percent to 15 percent.

It said 34 more applications from various private tertiary schools have yet to be decided upon.

Out of the 2247 private higher education institutions in the Philippines, Lisaca said 301 applied for tuition increases this year.

The most number of approved tuition increase were from Region 11 (Southern Mindanao) with 41, followed by Region 4A (Southern Tagalog) with 36, and NCR (Metro Manila) with 33. –  Jamie Marie Elona

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