Socialized Tuition System


Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Online

29 Jun 2017

Please submit your applications for financial assistance this A.Y. 2017-2018 in

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System Accounts


All new students will use their Student No. and 5-digit PIN to access the system. Your 5-digit PIN is indicated on your Admission Slip.

New students include the following:

  • UPCAT Qualifiers
  • Incoming freshmen with newly issued Admission Slips
  • Incoming freshmen who deferred enrolment in previous years
  • Incoming MD [from UP College of Medicine] and JD [from UP College of Law] students
  • Transferees from other schools
  • Students without Admission Slips but have been duly accepted by a UP unit as an incoming undergraduate student

If you were not issued one, contact the Helpdesk in your campus for assistance. Contact details are in the Helpdesk tab.


Upperclassmen will use their UP Mail account (e.g. [email protected]) to access the system. There is no need to request for a 5-digit PIN.

UP Mail is a new e-mail service that will consolidate all UP employees and students from all Constituent Universities (CUs) into a single e-mail domain. This is different from your CU specific web mails (e.g.,,; do not use these emails when logging in to the system.

If you're from Diliman, you may get your account from the eUP helpdesk at Room 308, 3/F Vidal A. Tan Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. If you're from another campus, visit your respective Computer/IT Center for assistance. Present your latest Form 5 and/or UP ID for identity verification.

If you're asking for assistance via email ([email protected]), send your:

  • Student number
  • Complete name
  • Campus
  • A scanned copy of your latest Form 5 and UP ID

Please do not send more than one request. Your requests are given ample attention upon receipt.

Check out for more information about UP Mail.

What is Socialized Tuition?

In the 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 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 Socialized Tuition System 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 Socialized Tuition 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:

UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila
Tuition Discount Level Tuition Discount Tuition in ₱ Other Financial Assistance
Partial Discount - 33% 33% ₱1,000/unit
Partial Discount - 60% 60% ₱600/unit
Partial Discount - 80% 80% ₱300/unit
Full Discount 100% Free tuition Free miscellaneous fees
Free laboratory fees
Full Discount + Stipend 100% Free tuition Free miscellaneous fees
Free laboratory fees
Monthly Stipend
UP Baguio, UP Cebu, UP Mindanao, UP Pampanga, UP Visayas
Tuition Discount Level Tuition Discount Tuition in ₱ Other Financial Assistance
Partial Discount - 40% 40% ₱600/unit
Partial Discount - 60% 60% ₱400/unit
Partial Discount - 80% 80% ₱200/unit
Full Discount 100% Free tuition Free miscellaneous fees
Free laboratory fees
Full Discount + Stipend 100% Free tuition Free miscellaneous fees
Free laboratory fees
Monthly Stipend

Tuition discounts and other financial assistance shall be for one academic year, renewable annually.

Students who will be granted Full Discount + Stipend will receive monthly allowance for two semesters.

Who can apply

To qualify for tuition discounts, the student must:

  1. Be a Filipino;
  2. Be a bonafide undergraduate student. Except for students of Law and Medicine, the applicant must not have a bachelor’s degree. For new students, the applicant must have an admission slip;
  3. Never have been adjudged guilty of any offense that carries a penalty of more than 30 days suspension; and
  4. Be in need of financial assistance as determined by the University.

Application Process

Applicants are not required to submit any documents (e.g., income tax return, employment contract, etc.) to complete the application process.

Results will be released according to the posted schedule. You may view the results by logging into using your account. Check out the Announcements tab for any updates during the application period.

Appeal Process

Applicants may be in special situations where they may need additional financial assistance. They may file an APPEAL to inform the UP Office of Student Financial Assistance about these circumstances and to request these to be considered in the grant of tuition discounts.

Results will be released according to the schedule set by the UP Office of Student Financial Assistance and the OSA/OSSS in your campus. Students can view results by logging into using their student number and PIN.

Terms and Conditions before applying for tuition discount

The University reserves the right to determine whether the student deserves financial assistance, and the amount and form of assistance. The UP Office of Student Financial Assistance, in coordination with the Offices of Student Affairs (OSAs) and the Office of Scholarship and Student Services (OSSS), will organize a fact-finding team to check information submitted by the applicants. Privileges may be withdrawn when a student withholds or gives false information, without prejudice to other penalties that may be imposed by the University.

All information supplied in the application will be kept secure and confidential. All information may be used by the University for research, with the assurance that personal details of the applicant will be kept secure.


For more information on Socialized Tuition and other financial assistance services of the University, please contact the Helpdesk in your campus. The Helpdesk can also assist you with the following:

  1. Changing your campus
  2. Making corrections to your student number, name, or course
  3. Resetting your 5-digit PIN (for new students only)
  4. Answering the forms
  5. Other related concerns (e.g., schedules, applications, appeals)
CU Unit Head of Office Helpdesk Personnel Area/s of Concern Email Address Contact No.
Baguio ODSA Dr. Erlinda C. Palaganas Crispina A. Facunla Financial Aid Services [email protected] (74) 446 5230
Grace R. Tovera Student Accounts
Cebu OSA Ms. Ellen Grace M. Funesto Annie Manzano Financial Aid Services [email protected] (32) 232 8185 local 115
Diliman OSSS Prof. Niel Kenneth F. Jamandre Aileen V. Reyes Socialized Tuition [email protected] (02) 981 8500 local 4505
Joyce M. Evangelista Scholarships [email protected] (02) 981 8500 local 4506
Ramona Z. Dela Paz Student Loans [email protected] (02) 981 8500 local 4504
Los Baños OSA Dr. Nina M. Cadiz Jenette Lory P. Tamayo Financial Aid Services [email protected] (49) 536 3212
Manila OSA Prof. Tristan Nathaniel C. Ramos Elena M. Venturina Financial Aid Services [email protected] (02) 526 2274
Mindanao OSA Mr. Remegio P. Domingo, Jr. Analiza S. Fulvadora Financial Aid Services [email protected] (82) 293 1353
(82) 293 0016 local 114
Visayas OSA Prof. Ruben M. Gamala Marites E. Geonanga Financial Aid Services [email protected] (33) 513 7019
(33) 315 9625 local 169
  • ODSA - Office of the Director for Student Affairs
  • OSSS - Office of Scholarships and Student Services
  • OSA - Office of Student Affairs