CHED to issue guidelines on miscellaneous fees

THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will limit unnecessary fees imposed by colleges and universities nationwide following complaints raised by parents and students.  At a Senate hearing on Thursday, lawmakers discussed the various miscellaneous fees that colleges and universities charge.  The fees include charges for printing students’ résumés and printing their thesis proposals.

Because of the number of complaints, the CHED will release guidelines on what can be charged as miscellaneous fees, CHED executive director Atty. Julito Vitriolo told Sen. Edgardo Angara.  The agency is currently investigating on these complaints and is encouraging students to report to the CHED’s hotline if they believe that there is discrepancy on their school charges.

Officials of colleges and universities are open to this, but they said the miscellaneous fees
help improve the schools’ facilities and raise the quality of education. (PIA)

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