UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

SOCIALIZED TUITION SYSTEM OFFICE
STS Online: http://sts.up.edu.ph/

STS User Guide for Students 01:
STS Online Application for Freshmen (1 st batch 2014)
Overview of STS
In University of the Philippines (UP), all students receive financial support from the National Government
since the full tuition is much lower than the cost of education in the University. Given that students in UP
come from all walks of life, there are those who may not be able to afford paying the full tuition. So UP
created the Socialized Tuition System (STS) which provides tuition discount at rates that are based on the
assessment of the paying capacity of the household to which a student belongs. This assessment looks at the
income as well as the socio-economic characteristics of the household.
The current STS was approved by the UP Board of Regents on 13 December 2013.

Tuition Discounts
UP students who wish to apply for tuition discounts under the STS must supply the information about the
income and socio-economic characteristics of their household. The application is done online. Using the
information submitted by the students, the University may grant tuition discounts and, in certain cases,
monthly stipends, according to the tables below:
Table 1

UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila
TUITION DISCOUNT LEVEL

TUITION
Tuition Discount
Tuition in P

Partial Discount – 33%

33%

P1,000/unit

Partial Discount – 60%

60%

P600/unit

Partial Discount – 80%

80%

P300/unit

Full Discount

100%

Free tuition

Full Discount + Stipend

100%

Free tuition

OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Free miscellaneous fees+ Free
laboratory fees
Free miscellaneous + Free
laboratory fees + Monthly stipend

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

SOCIALIZED TUITION SYSTEM OFFICE
STS Online: http://sts.up.edu.ph/

Table 2

UP Baguio, UP Cebu, UP Mindanao, UP Pampanga, UP Visayas
TUITION DISCOUNT LEVEL

TUITION
Tuition Discount
Tuition in P

Partial Discount – 40%

40%

P600/unit

Partial Discount – 60%

60%

P400/unit

Partial Discount – 80%

80%

P200/unit

Full Discount

100%

Free tuition

Full Discount + Stipend

100%

Free tuition

OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Free miscellaneous fees+ Free
laboratory fees
Free miscellaneous + Free
laboratory fees + Monthly stipend

Tuition discounts and other financial assistance from STS shall be for one academic year, renewable
annually.
Incoming Freshmen (student number beginning 2014 and incoming MD and JD students) who will be
granted Full Discount + Stipend will receive P3,500 monthly allowance for two semesters. Said monthly
allowance may be in the form of cash, dormitory privilege, and/or meal coupon.
Upperclassmen (students admitted to the university before 2014) at the same level shall receive P2,400
monthly allowance for two semesters.

Notes on STS Online application
1. ALL FRESHMEN must log in at STS online http://sts.up.edu.ph/ to expressly state their intention to
apply/not apply for tuition discounts. Oblation Scholars and dependents of UP employees must also
log-in.
2. To log in, freshmen must use their STUDENT NUMBER and PIN found in their respective UP
Admission Slip.
3. Application period for the 1st batch of STS applicants shall be from April 7 to 23, 2014. New UP
students and freshmen without admission slips will be accommodated in 2nd batch of STS applicants
(May 2014).
4. STS applicants must fill out STS online with parent or guardian.
5. If you need assistance regarding your STS application, please approach the OSA or OSSS help desk.
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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

SOCIALIZED TUITION SYSTEM OFFICE
STS Online: http://sts.up.edu.ph/

STS Online Application Process
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Log in to http://sts.up.edu.ph/ and enter your Student Number and PIN.
Indicate your intent to apply for STS and your consent to the terms and conditions of STS.
Fill out student profile with information about yourself and your parents/guardian and siblings.
Fill out Household Characteristics questionnaire. Review your answers before you submit.
Fill out Household Income questionnaire. Review your answers before you submit.
Fill out box on additional information about special circumstances, when applicable, and submit.
Indicate your consent with the terms and conditions of STS. Your parent or guardian must also
indicate their consent with the STS terms and conditions for parents and guardians.
8. Review all entries before you finally submit your application. You cannot view or change your
answers after you submit your STS online application form.
9. Submit your STS application form.
Results will be released on April 25, 2014. You may view the results by logging into http://sts.up.edu.ph/
using your student number and PIN.
rpgonzalo 4/10/14

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