/ 17 April 2021

THE ATENEO de Manila University will not impose a tuition hike this year, a memorandum from the Office of the Vice President said.

Citing the financial difficulties the pandemic brought to a lot of families, Vice President Maria Luz Vilchez said that the university decided that tuition and other school fees will remain the same.

“We recognize that many of our students’ families are still recovering from the financial repercussions of the pandemic. With the mode of teaching, learning, and formation remaining the same as that of last school year, the Ateneo de Manila administration has decided for tuition and other fees not to exceed rates that were in place right before the pandemic, across all school units,” Vilchez said.

Despite all the adversity, Vilchez stressed that Ateneo is committed to carrying its mission of education.

“The incoming School Year 2021-2022 will be no different. We will continue to serve our students in a way that they get the best learning experience even in stringent times,” she said.

The university, she added, will improve its distance learning program.

“As we prepare for SY 2021-2022, we look back, with gratitude, on how we pivoted quickly from onsite to online learning in response to the urgent need for us to face the complex set of circumstances with determination and hope. Our campuses might be currently closed, but learning and formation continue,” Vilchez said.