THE UNIVERSITY will not impose a tuition hike on freshmen in the second year of online classes, but will require first-year students to pay a 50-percent tuition downpayment to enroll. 

Based on the new schedule of fees released by the Office of the Vice Rector for Finance, tuition for first-year students remain the same as last year, while miscellaneous and other fees in almost all programs will either be decreased or removed.

The tuition for college freshmen will be P1,692 per lecture unit and P3,384 per laboratory unit, except for the College of Architecture, which will charge lower laboratory fees at P1,692 per unit.

Physical education (PE) courses will still cost P3,223 each, while National Service Training Program (NSTP) and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) courses will remain at P2,538 each.

The University also reduced and removed some miscellaneous fees, including the guidance and counseling and energy fees, which were cut by about 50 percent, and the physical infrastructure development fee, which was reduced by P150. The cultural fee was removed. 

Fees for drug tests, retreats and recollections, and PE uniforms will remain nil.

Civil Law tuition for incoming first-year students will stay at P2,838 per unit.

Grade 11 students’ tuition remain unchanged at P35,616, while their miscellaneous fees will be cut by P1,490 (P2,038 for students in the Health Allied strand) due to the removal of laboratory fees.

Tuition for incoming Grade 7 students of the UST Junior High School (JHS) and Education High School (EHS) will remain at P79,282 and P18,635, respectively, with required down payments of P15,000 and P10,000 respectively.

50% down payment

For the upcoming Academic Year (AY), UST scratched the P5,000 downpayment for the installment payment scheme for freshmen introduced in the first year of online classes last year, and will require a downpayment of 50 percent.

Freshmen in AY 2020-2021 were only required to pay a P5,000 reservation fee and P5,000 down payment to enroll.

Total fees for Faculty of Arts and Letters freshmen taking 18 lecture units and with PE and NSTP or ROTC units will decrease to P45,787 from P46,417 in the previous AY.

They will be required to shell out P22,900 for the downpayment if paying in installments.

Meanwhile, freshman tuition in the College of Nursing will decrease by P520, and will cost P61,117 for a freshman with 18 lecture units, four laboratory units, PE, and NSTP or ROTC.

Nursing freshmen will need to pay P30,600 to enroll via an installment plan.

Downpayments at UST Senior High School will be at P25,500 for Grade 11 students and P24,900 for Grade 12 students.

Earlier this year, the Commission on Higher Education urged private higher education institutions to avoid implementing tuition increases in the AY 2021-2022.


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