The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) had released CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER (CMO) No. 24, series of 2021 as a guideline for the implementation of the Tulong-Agri Program (TAP).
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).
The financial assistance under TAP includes tuition and other school fees (TOSF) for grantees, stipend, and book allowance. The breakdown of financial assistance per academic year, are as follows:
- Tuition and other school – Php 20,000
- Stipend (Php 2,500 per month) – Php 25,000
- Book Allowance (PHP 200.00 per month) – Php 2,000
- Total financial assistance per academic year – Php 47,000
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.
Source: Philippine Go