Office of Scholarships and Student Services
The Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS) implements the policies and guidelines approved by the Board of Regents on scholarships and financial assistance programs. It also manages private and government scholarships as well as handles student loans and assistantships.
Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP)
The Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP) has the following components:
- Subsidized education for every UP student regardless of his/her capacity to pay and financial need, since tuition and other fees paid to UP are much less than the direct cost of education in the University.
- Socialized tuition by which UP grants subsidies covering tuition, miscellaneous, and laboratory fees, the subsidy level being based on capacity to pay and financial need of the student.
- 1. Filipino Citizen
- 2. Undergraduate Student
- 3. Not guilty of any offense with a penalty of more than 30 days suspension
- 4. Be in need of financial assistance as determined by the University
Your STFAP bracket is valid for one academic year. You could apply here.
Other Government and Private Scholarships
In addition to STFAP benefits, qualified students enjoy other scholarships funded by other government agencies and private institutions and individuals, consisting of tuition subsidies and living and book allowances. These scholarships are granted based on both financial need and academic performance of applicants.
There are eight (8) scholarships funded by government agencies which have a total of 265 slots. Private scholarships from 90 institutions and individuals have a total of 288 slots.
For a complete listing of private scholarships offered and its requirements in UP Diliman, please click here.
Students may supplement their tuition, living and book subsidies as well as transportation and lodging allowances by working as student assistants. The wage rate for undergraduate student assistants is P30 while for graduate student assistant, it is P50 per hour for a maximum of 120 hours per month. Student assistantships (e.g., clerical and courier work) are open to all students. However, priority is given to low-income students.
Research projects and similar academic activities may also hire student assistants. However, priority is given to those with the required academic background and qualifications.
Graduate student assistantships are available to graduate students who show satisfactory academic work. They are paid P50 an hour for services not exceeding 120 hours a month.
In general, applicants for student assistantships must have no grade of “5.0” in the preceding semester, must not have been subject to disciplinary action worse than a two-week suspension, and must be enrolled during the period covered by the appointment.
Loans are granted by the University through the Office of Scholarships and Student Services to any bona fide student with no outstanding account with the Office. There are two kinds of loans: tuition loan, covering 70 to 85 per cent of tuition fees, and the short-term emergency loan of three thousand pesos (P3,000.00).
Students must pay their loans on or before the due date to qualify for registration for the immediately following term.