/ 13 May 2021

THE ADMINISTRATION of the Cagayan State University on Wednesday called on the Commission on Higher Education to release the fund for students’ tuition to settle its balance.

The university’s Office of the President said CHED has yet to release the funds for the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education, which is used to pay for the tuition of more than 23,000 students.

CSU added that it complied with the requirements a long time ago.

“Running a university without UNIFAST funds (free-tuition fee) due to its non-release of CHED and UNIFAST for two semesters now, is a real challenge for our hardworking officials. Until when will we wait, CHED Chairman and UniFAST Chair Popoy De Vera?” CSU said on Facebook.

“You promised to pay the tuition fee of our more than 23,000 students under the free tuition fee law, where is it now? Please pay the tuition fee of our students, CHED and UNIFAST Chairman Popoy De Vera!” it added.

The university said that it will continue to serve its constituents.

The POST tried to get a statement from CHED but has yet to receive a reply.