/ 17 October 2021

A STUDENT group from the University of the East requested school officials to release clear guidelines for the speedy refund of tuition and other school fees by students included in the final list of scholarship.

In a letter to UE President Ester Garcia and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Florence Siy, the university Student Council said the school must prioritize the reimbursement process.

“Since most of the grantees were already notified, we ask for the administration to immediately release clear guidelines on how can the students get the refund that they paid upon enrollment,” USC said.

“All reimbursement must be settled before the semester ends and the university must consider the situation of the students most especially those who are in far provinces who cannot go on campus in processing their reimbursement,” it added.

The student body also demanded for clarification on the stipend of old scholars whose general point average is under the bracket of University President Scholarship.

“Considering that old policies should apply to old scholars, we want to make sure that the UPS scholars will still be getting their stipend,” USC stressed.

For Academic Year 2021-2022, UE imposed a school-wide seven percent quota on scholarship grants.

Garcia said the quota applies to all scholarship recipients regardless if they fall under the ‘new or old scholarship policy’.

She noted incoming first year students and old students who will be granted scholarships for the first time will be assessed using the new scholarship policy.

The official added the old scholarship policy will be implemented for old students who have already been admitted to the scholarship program of the university.