June 4, 2010 DO 75, s. 2010 – Close Monitoring on the Collection and Use of Tuition and Other School Fees and Charges by Private Schools
June 4, 2010
DO 75, s. 2010
Close Monitoring on the Collection and Use of Tuition and Other School Fees and Charges by Private Schools
- Pursuant to Section 42 of Batas Pambansa Big. 232 (Education Act of 1982), the rates of tuition and other school fees and charges adopted by private schools shall be collectible, and their application or use is authorized, subject to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department of Education (DepEd).
- The guidelines in the collection and use of tuition and other school fees and charges shall be those provided for under previous Department Orders, specifically DepEd Order No. 18, s. 2009, DECS Order No. 20, s. 1994 and DECS Order Nos. 21 and 21-A, s. 1993.
- Considering the financial difficulties being faced by many families, private schools are urged to exercise self-restraint and responsible stewardship in proposing tuition fee increases. This Department assures private schools that it will continue to implement its program of assistance to private education notwithstanding its limited budget.
- Should increases in tuition and other school fees be necessary, the same shall be subject to the approval of the concerned Regional Director of this Department. Those whose requests for increase were later disapproved shall refund the increase collected or make the necessary arrangement with the enrollees or their parents.
- DepEd regional and division offices are hereby directed to closely monitor the strict compliance by private schools of the DepEd guidelines, particularly the consultation requirement with parents, teachers, and students, and the guidelines in the utilization of the proceeds of the increases in tuition and other school fees.
- Non-compliance with these guidelines shall result to administrative sanctions which the DepEd may meet pursuant to existing laws and rules.
- Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.
Mona D. Valisno
Mona D. Valisno