Fees, Scholarships, and Payments
De La Salle University-Manila conforms to the guidelines of the Commission on Higher Education governing tuition fees.
Tuition fees are determined by the Multi-Sectoral Committee on Tuition Fee Increase, which is convened and chaired by the President of the Parents of University Students Organization (PUSO), and composed of panels from the following sectors:
- Parents (headed by the President of PUSO)
- Administration (headed by the Chancellor)
- Faculty (headed by the President of the Faculty Association)
- Students (headed by the President of the Student Council),
- Co-Academic Personnel (headed by the President of the DLSU Employees Association)
Each sectoral panel is composed of three (3) members.
The Multi-Sectoral Committee on Tuition Fee Increase reviews current tuition and fees, and evaluates sectoral proposals for tuition fee increase. It is this Committee that recommends to the President and the Board of Trustees the tuition fee increase for the subsequent school year.
The fees are finalized and disseminated before the middle of Term 3 for implementation the following School Year.
Other fees are determined by the Management Information System (MIS) Committee based on the approved tuition fee increase. The MIS Committee is composed of the following:
- Executive Vice President (Chair)
- Assistant Vice President for Academic Services
- University Registrar
- Director, Information Technology Center
- Head, Systems Management Office
- President, Student Council
- Information and Planning Assistant, Office of the Chancellor
* amounts in Philippine Pesos
Fees, Scholarships, and Payments
- Tuition and special fees are posted on the administrative bulletin boards and the DLSU website prior to and during the enrollment period. It is the student's responsibility to know the prescribed fees, scholarship grants, and payment policies.
- The University, through the Office of Admissions and Scholarships (OAS), offers scholarships to deserving students who pass the screening process. The various scholarship and financial assistance programs include the Star Scholarship, St. La Salle Financial Assistance Grant, Vaugirard Scholarship Program, Br. Andrew Gonzalez Academic Scholarship, De la Salle University-TELUS Student Assistantship Program, Brother President Scholarship Program (BPSP), Centennial Scholarship Program (CSP), Scholarship for Children of Faculty (SCF), Scholarship for Children of Co-Academic Personnel (SCC), Military Scholarship (PD 577), Top Achievers in the Freshman Test 100 (T.A.F.T. 100), STudent Assistantship and Resource Training (START) Program, athletics scholarship/tuition discount, cultural arts tuition discount, student publications tuition discount, family tuition discount for three or more children enrolled in DLSU, and the Student Loan Program. Interested students may inquire at the OAS for information.
2.1 Loans are available to students with at least one (1) term of enrolment in the University and who cannot meet the deadline for payments of tuition. These are short-term loans which are interest-free if paid within the term.
2.2 A loan can only be availed of once every school year and entails no processing fee.
2.3 In order to enroll for the next trimester, loans obtained for a current trimester must be settled one week before the scheduled date of on-line enrollment for the succeeding trimester.
- Students may also approach the University Student Government to apply for the Student Government Assistant Fund (SGAF), a project of the University Student Government - Office of the Executive Treasurer which provides 0% interest loans to DLSU students. SGAF provides loan opportunities such as calamity loans, thesis loans, and emergency loans. Students can approach the Office of the Executive Treasurer for more information on the procedure for application and payment for SGAF.
- All refund checks pertaining to undergraduate students will be payable to the parent/guardian on record.
The release of student refund checks for those who dropped until the second week of classes will start on Week 5 of the trimester and for those who dropped after the second week will start on Week 10 of the trimester. Refund checks for ineligibles, complete withdrawals and other cases shall be made available ten (10) working days from receipt of the memo from the Office of the University Registrar.
Claims for refund are made according to the following memorandum from the Commission on Higher Education:
When a student registers in a school, it is understood that he/she is enrolling for the entire school year for elementary and secondary courses, and for the entire semester for collegiate courses. A student who transfers or otherwise withdraws, in writing within two weeks after the beginning of classes and who has already paid the pertinent tuition and other school fees in full for any length longer than one month, may be charged 10 percent of the total amount due for the term if he/she withdraws within the first week of classes, or 20 percent if within the second week of classes, regardless of whether or not he/she has actually attended classes. The student may be charged all the school fees in full if he/she withdraws anytime after the second week of classes.
For summer classes, a student who transfers or otherwise withdraws may be given a full refund if he/she withdraws before the first day of class. Otherwise, he/she may be charged 10 percent of the total amount due for the term if he/she withdraws until the second day or 20 percent if he/she withdraws until the fourth day regardless of whether or not he/she has actually attended classes. The student may be charged all the school fees in full if he/she withdraws anytime after the fourth day of class.
- Over-the-Counter Collection Facility
Students may opt to avail of the UCPB and UnionBank Over-the-Counter Collection Facility in paying their tuition and fees up to Week 2 of the trimester only. Students may also avail of the Credit Card or ATM method of paying their tuition fees. Guidelines and procedures are available at the Finance & Accounting Office and DLSU website. Students can claim their official receipts on the next banking day at the Student Services window of the Controller's Office and are encouraged to keep their official receipts. There is a charge for the re-printing of official receipts.
- Deadlines for payment of tuition and fees are posted on the administrative bulletin boards and printed on the student's Enrollment Assessment Form (EAF). A student who has not paid anything on the stipulated deadline will be considered not enrolled. This will automatically result in the deletion of the student's name from the official enrolment list.
Such students will also be charged an amount equal to 10% of their assessment regardless of whether the student attended classes or not.
These students need to file a leave of absence (LOA).
Moreover, students with outstanding balances from previous trimesters will not be accommodated for current transactions unless they settle their previous accounts.
- Leave of Absence (LOA)
A student who files a leave of absence will be refunded if he/she submits his/her LOA form within the following dates:
7.1 Before start of classes (Total payment less registration fee)
7.2 First Week of the trimester (90% of the total assessment)
7.3 Second Week of the trimester (80% of the total assessment)
No refund will be made after the Second Week of the trimester except when the student is considered INELIGIBLE. In this case, the refund will be 100% of the total assessment or in the case of an installment basis, the amount to be refunded will be the amount paid by the student.
A student who paid on installment basis and eventually files a leave of absence after the second week of classes will still have to pay the balance of the tuition and fees.
- Returned Checks
The responsibility of ensuring the check is good rests with the students. They should verify that their check has been honored by the bank and, in case it has been dishonored, should settle their account immediately by paying in cash or manager's check. Failure to do so will automatically result in the deletion of the student's name from the official enrollment list.
The student who paid within the regular enrollment period and whose check was subsequently dishonored will incur a penalty of P 500.00. The following additional charges will be imposed if the said check was replaced within the following:
Within the 1st week of classes: P 200.00
Within the 2nd week of classes: P 300.00
After the 2nd week: P100.00 / working day of the delay
Students whose checks have been dishonored twice during their entire stay in the University may no longer make subsequent payments using checks. Only cash and manager's check will be accepted.
- Every student is covered by a Personal Accident Insurance. The coverage is 24 hours, on & off campus, for injuries caused by the accident. Benefits are as follows:
9.1 Accidental Death and Reimbursement
9.2 Medical Reimbursement
9.3 Burial Expense
9.4 Murder and Unprovoked Assault
- Procedures to be followed when availing of student insurance:
10.1 Claimants should submit the documents stated below to 1911 Insurance Corporation (Room 202, Br. John Hall). These documents must be submitted within one year from the date of the accident. You may inquire about the amount you can claim from the office.
10.1.1 In cases of Accidental Death or Murder
10.1.2 Death Certificate (certified true copy)
10.1.3 Accident Report or Police Report
10.1.4 Official Receipt of Burial Expenses
10.2 Claim the check after two weeks at Window G of the Finance & Accounting Office.
Suicide, bacterial infections, certain murder and assault, war or organized hostilities, strikes, nuclear radiation, professional athletics, mountaineering, scuba diving, aerial sports, racing, mine cave-ins.
- All financial business is transacted through the Office of the Controller at the Student Services window.