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Socialized Tuition System

(ST System)
Progress Report
Richard Philip A. Gonzalo
Director

Socialized Tuition System Office
University of the Philippines
July 31, 2014
Overview of Discussion
! Background of the ST System
! How does the ST System work
! Preliminary results
! Comparative results – ST System and STFAP
The Socialized Tuition System
• The Socialized Tuition System (ST System)
provides tuition discount at rates that are based
on the assessment of the paying capacity of the
household to which the student belongs
– The ST System will replace the STFAP introduced in
1989 (BOR Resolution, 13 December 2013)
– https://sts.up.edu.ph/
Key Features of ST System
1. Simplification of the basis for assigning tuition brackets
2. Upward adjustment of the gross income cut-offs of
Brackets A, B, C, and D
3. Increase in the monthly allowance of Bracket E2
students
4. Streamlining and automation of the bracket assignment
5. Streamlining and decentralization of the appeal process
6. Implementation of supporting measures
ST System Implementation Guidelines
1. Transactions and processes must be quick, simple, and
easy to understand
2. System must be reliable and transparent
3. Processes will be cost-efficient
4. Capacity of OSAs and OSSS to respond to students
needs must be enhanced
5. Students will be accountable for information submitted
to the system
6. “Bracket” classes will be eliminated
From Brackets to Tuition Discounts
STFAP ST System
Bracket A
No Discount (ND)
Bracket B Partial Discount (PD) 33% or 40%
Bracket C PD 60%
Bracket D
PD 80%
Bracket E1 Full Discount (FD)
Bracket E2
FD + Stipend
HOW DOES ST SYSTEM WORK?
Determining Tuition Discount
Freshmen and New
Students
Upperclassmen
ND (Br A)
Over P1,300,000

Over P1,000,000
PD 33-40% (Br B)
P650,001 to P1,300,000

P500,001 to P1,000,000

PD 60% (Br C)
P325,001 to P650,000

P250,001 to P500,000
PD 80% (Br D)
P135,001 to P325,000

P135,001 to P250,000

FD (Br E1)
P80,001 to P135,000 P80,001 to P135,000

FDS (Br E2) P80,000 and below P80,000 and below
ST System Application/Appeal Process
START
Applicant fills out
STS Application
Form
ST System Online
releases results
(Phase 1)
Applicant fills out
STS Appeal Form
ST System Online
releases results
(Phase 2)
Applicant
needs more
tuition
discount?
END
YES
NO
Household as unit of analysis
• Students’ households shall be grouped into
clusters
– Consumption/expenditure patterns
– Sources of income
• Initial tuition discounts are granted according
household consumption and income patterns
• Final tuition discounts are granted based on
specific household circumstances
PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Respondents
• Estimated 43,000
undergraduates in AY
2014-2015
– 40,817 responses
– 40,119 complete
responses
– Applying: 36,538
– Not applying: 3,581
91%
9%
Respondents
Applying Not Applying
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 26, 2014)
Respondents
• Draft applications
– 698 students
• Appeals
– 6,710 filed cases (16.7% of ST System applicants)
– 1,527 resolved cases (22.8% of total ST System
appeals)
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 26, 2014)
Distribution of ST System Applicants
ND (Br A)
PD 33-40 (Br
B)
PD 60 (Br C) PD 80 (Br D) FD (Br E1) FDS (Br E2)
Applying 5,695 11,788 12,473 4,723 1,310 549
Not Applying 3,581 - - - - -
-
2,000
4,000
6,000
8,000
10,000
12,000
14,000
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 26, 2014)
Distribution of ST System Applicants
16%
32%
34%
13%
4% 1%
Applying in ST System
ND (Br A)
PD 33-40 (Br B)
PD 60 (Br C)
PD 80 (Br D)
FD (Br E1)
FDS (Br E2)
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 26, 2014)
Distribution of Undergraduate Students
23%
30%
31%
12%
3% 1%
ST System Applicants and non-applicants
ND (Br A)
PD 33-40 (Br B)
PD 60 (Br C)
PD 80 (Br D)
FD (Br E1)
FDS (Br E2)
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 26, 2014)
Distribution of
ST System Applicants by CU
-
2,000
4,000
6,000
8,000
10,000
12,000
14,000
ND (Br A) PD 33-40 (Br
B)
PD 60 (Br C) PD 80 (Br D) FD (Br E1) FDS (Br E2)
Applying in ST System
Visayas
Mindanao
Manila
Los Baños
Diliman
Cebu
Baguio
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 26, 2014)
Distribution of
ST System Applicants by CU
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
ND (Br A) PD 33-40 (Br
B)
PD 60 (Br C) PD 80 (Br D) FD (Br E1) FDS (Br E2)
Applying in ST System
Visayas
Mindanao
Manila
Los Baños
Diliman
Cebu
Baguio
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 26, 2014)
Distribution of undergraduates not applying
for tuition discount by CU
1% 1%
72%
9%
14%
0%
3%
Baguio
Cebu
Diliman
Los Baños
Manila
Mindanao
Visayas
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 26, 2014)
Distribution of STS Applicants
by Region (Top 10)
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
ND (Br A) PD 33-40
(Br B)
PD 60 (Br C) PD 80 (Br
D)
FD (Br E1) FDS (Br E2)
Applying in ST System
REGION VIII
REGION VII
REGION VI
REGION V
REGION IV-B
REGION IV-A
REGION III
REGION II
REGION I
NCR
Source: Socialized Tuition System Office (July 21, 2014)
COMPARATIVE RESULTS – ST SYSTEM & STFAP
Number of Applications
ST System (2014-15) STFAP (2013-14)
91%
9%
Respondents
Applying Not Applying
37%
63%
Respondents
Applying Not Applying
Students who did not file STFAP applications had the option of filing a Bracket B
certification OR not filing anything during the enrollment period
Processing time
ST System (2014-15) STFAP (13-14)
• Processing time includes Application and Appeal process
• Student who did not file ST System application must indicate in ST System Online that they are not
applying.
• Students who did not file STFAP applications had the option of filing a Bracket B certification OR not
filing anything during the enrollment period.
• Shortest time: 2 weeks
• Longest time: 3 months
• Shortest time: 2 months
• Longest time: 12 months
Distribution of Undergraduate Students
ST System (2014-15)
53%
31%
12%
3%
1%
Br A & B
PD 60 (Br C)
PD 80 (Br D)
FD (Br E1)
FDS (Br E2)
STFAP (2013-14)
71%
13%
10%
5%
1%
Br A & B
PD 60 (Br C)
PD 80 (Br D)
FD (Br E1)
FDS (Br E2)
Br A & B (ST System) includes students who are not applying; Number of Br A & B
(STFAP) is computed based on 43,000 estimated undergraduate students
Socialized Tuition System
(ST System)
Progress Report
Richard Philip A. Gonzalo
Director

Socialized Tuition System Office
University of the Philippines
July 31, 2014

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