By the UPDO-MIS Staff
Posted on September 08, 2015
The Board of Regents has restored the collection of tuition fee in the University effective next semester of the current school year.
Altering the six year-old no-tuition fee policy introduced by former University President Roger P. Perez, the decision was made during the Board’s special meeting on Sept. 2, 2015 at Hotel Roma, Tuguegarao City, where two of its new members were selected to represent the private sector.
The Board confirmed the collection of P100 per unit as tuition fee from students next semester after the members had adopted the schedule of fees crafted by the University Executive Committee chaired by CSU President Romeo R. Quilang and which was presented during the said special meeting of the highest policy making body of CSU.
In its July 22 meeting this year, the 12-member BOR directed the CSU administration to review the existing fees of the University before the body would finally decide on the proposed tuition fee.
The tuition fee will total to P2,100 for undergraduate students taking 21 credit hours. This figure is apart from laboratory, computer, miscellaneous and other fees totaling to P1,810 for the first year of implementation and P1,625 for the second year as shown in the approved matrix that follows:
Approved under BOR Resolution No. 31 series of 2015, the tuition fee, however, comes with several conditions: “…a) there will be no charging of tuition fee unless and until the miscellaneous fees has (sic) been reviewed, (b) income from at least three (3) years of Two (2) years back must be shown (trend analysis), (c) basis for the imposition of the amount of the tuition fee must be on the basic needs of the students other than the operating expenses, (d) there must be a continuous information dissemination to the students through the Student Regent to clarify about the misconception in the restoration of tuition fee.”
“(e) the effectivity of the restoration of tuition fee will (be) in the Second Semester of S.Y. 2015-2016, (f) there will be a joint memorandum of agreement between the University Student Government and the University Administration that there will be no tuition fee increase within three (3) years from its effectivity, and (g) there must be consultation with the Regional Committee to look into some of the concerns in restoring tuition fee.”