May 12, 2017 – The Department of Education (DepEd) encourages qualified Grade 10 completers who missed the original February 2017 deadline for applications to apply for the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP) online before the deadline on May 15, 2017.
In preparation for the opening of classes in June, DepEd reopened the online application for SHS VP from May 1 to May 15 only.
The program aims to give financial assistance to qualified Grade 10 completers who wish to enroll in private and non-DepEd public senior high schools. It also aims to empower students with the choice to pursue their desired SHS education.
Only Grade 10 completers from private schools who are not Educational Service Contracting (ESC) grantees may submit their applications. Grade 10 completers from public schools, including state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs), and ESC grantees from private schools are already pre-qualified for the program and do not need to apply.
The amount of SHS VP subsidy depends on the category of the qualified voucher recipient (QVR), and the location of the school where the QVR will enroll.
Grade 10 completers from public schools shall receive a maximum of P22,500 if they enroll in a private school in the National Capital Region (NCR); P20,000 in Highly-Urbanized Cities (HUCs); or P17,500 in other cities and municipalities.
Grade 10 completers from private schools shall receive a maximum of P18,000 if they enroll in NCR; P16,000 in HUCs; and P14,000 in other cities and municipalities.
Those who enroll in SUCs and LUCs shall receive a maximum of P11,250 for NCR, P10,000 for HUCs, and P8,750 for other cities and municipalities, regardless of where they completed their JHS.
The voucher will not be given as cash or check to the students.
DepEd will directly transfer the SHS VP payments to the school where the QVRs chose to enroll.
There is no grade requirement to apply for the program. Those who are interested may apply through the Online Voucher Application Portal (OVAP) at http://ovap.deped.gov.ph. Only online applications will be entertained in this second wave of applications for faster processing.
Results will be released in two batches. For applications received from May 1 – 10, results will be released on May 16 at 12 noon. For applications received from May 11 – 15, results will be released on May 22 at 12 noon. The results will be posted at the OVAP website.
The SHS VP and ESC are part of the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) Program, which aims to maintain the viability of private education as a key partner in the delivery of quality basic education.
For more detailed information, you may visit the Department’s website http://deped.gov.ph; Facebook: DepEd Philippines; and Twitter: DepEd_PH