More than 10 colleges and universities in the Cordillera will impose an increase in their tuition and miscellaneous fees for the incoming school year.
The Commission on Higher Education in the Cordillera reported among the schools that filed increase are the University of Baguio which posted an eight percent hike for their tuition and four percent for miscellaneous and other fees.
The University of Cordilleras filed a 7.66 percent increase in their tuition and 10 percent for their miscellaneous and fees.
Luzon Nazarene Bible College and Saint Louis College also filed a 10 percent increase on their tuition and other fees. Eastern Luzon Colleges filed 11 percent increase on tuition, San Pablo Seminary 15 percent, while Kalos M.A. College applied for 20 percent increase.
Easter College and BVS College filed for a 10 percent increase on tuition of incoming freshmen while some universities and colleges like Baguio College of Technology filed a 12 percent increase on miscellaneous and other fees.
Baguio Central University filed for five percent increase on their tuition and other fees for incoming freshmen and Saint Louis University applied for five percent for the tuition fee of incoming freshmen and 4.5 percent increase on other fees.
According to Patricio Dinamling, education supervisor II of the CHED, these increases have been approved after undergoing the mandatory consultation with the school administrators, stakeholders and the students.
“We were there during the consultations to observe and monitor,” Dinamling added.
He also said that the reason behind the increase in tuition and other fees is for faculty development, upgrading of school equipment like computers, or improvement of libraries.
CHED officials will also be monitoring the universities and colleges during the first semester to assure that the reasons behind the increase will be implemented.