The rising cost of education has made it increasingly difficult for parents to send their children to private schools.
This is also evident in the ballooning of enrollment in public high schools. FAPE is seeking to alleviate this by working closely with the private school sector.
The Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE) is a non-profit organization with the mandate of providing assistance to private education institutions in the Philippines. It provides financial support to academic researches and other related programs aiming to continuously advance and develop private education in the country.
Through FAPE, the government implemented its Educational Service Contracting scheme or ESC. It is a program provided for by Republic Act 8545 (amending R.A. 6728), or the “Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education, or GASTPE. This is a provision of subsidies for students who wish to receive a private education but cannot afford to do so.
José Rizal University is a beneficiary of the government’s GASTPE program. In 2012, FAPE initially gave the JRU 390 slots amounting to 10,000 pesos each. This number has grown to 416* this school year (SY 15-16), making JRU among the institutions with the most grants from FAPE, proving once again that JRU is at the forefront of academic excellence.
Affordability and accessibility has always been part of the main thrusts of José Rizal University. FAPE bolsters the existing scholarship programs and financial assistance facilities JRU has in place to cast a wider net, giving more students the opportunity to experience a Rizalian education – relevant, innovative, and exceptional.
*will be given to incoming grade 7 students mostly from public schools.