Since the K-12 program was implemented in the Philippines, a lot of parents complained about the additional expenses that they will incur in sending their children to school.
In line with this, the Department of Education introduced the voucher program for Senior High School students. This is intended to subsidize the tuition fee of students enrolled in private schools.
For this benefit, it should be the student who has to apply for the voucher. When I called the school, I asked if I can apply for it using my daughter’s email address. The person who I spoke to in the Guidance Department told me it was alright to do so.
I applied for the SHS voucher online on January 2018. I actually had to call my daughter’s school since I had questions in submitting documents. The people in the Guidance Department were very approachable and they actually helped me in submitting it.
After submitting it, you will receive a receipt of your application.
It took a while for it to be processed. I am glad that my daughter is a qualified voucher applicant. The certificate looks like this:
My daughter is already enrolled for her first semester in Senior High School. Upon submission of my daughter’s remaining requirements, I also submitted the Qualified Voucher Applicant Certificate. The Admissions Officer I spoke to informed me that the funds are usually available on the second semester of the school year.
The validity of the SHS Voucher certificate is until Grade 12, school year 2019-2020.