College Financial Aid

College Scholarship Committee

For four decades now, the Ateneo College Scholarship Program for deserving but financially needy students continues to thrive – thanks to the many generous benefactors who have extended much needed and appreciated help.

Applicants for scholarship must fill out a Application for Financial Aid Form (Form 230-SCH). This form must be secured and submitted together with the documentary requirements.

Application for scholarship does not influence in any way the decision concerning acceptance into the college.

Step 1: Take the Qualifying Examination for Ateneo de Davao University College (QEAC). Claim your NOA four days after the examinations.

Step 2: Download the Application for Financial Aid Form (Form 230-SCH)

Step 3: Fill out the form. Attach all the required documents as listed.

Step 4: Submit the filled-out form and the required documents on a brown envelope on or before the last Friday of April (for First Semester of study) or last Friday of October (for Second Semester of Study).

Step 5: Go to your scheduled interview by the Scholarship Committee.

Step 6: Wait for the result of the Scholarship Committee deliberations. Usually a list of approved application for financial aid is posted in the bulletin boards and/or in the University website.

Step 7: Follow the instructions on how to enroll and register using your scholarship grant.

Scholarship applications not accompanied by required documents or with incomplete information will not be processed. Applicants with sibling(s) currently enjoying or have enjoyed financial aid in the past are automatically waitlisted for scholarship. An applicant whose family’s annual gross income exceeds PhP250,000.00 is normally not given financial aid and, therefore, need not apply. Non-Filipino students, students on-audit or on-refresher course, nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid.

With very limited scholarship slots each year, the College Scholarship Committee makes its decision on each application after carefully examining the results of the Qualifying Examination for Ateneo de Davao University College (QEAC) together with the academic record of the applicant, the family’s finances and recommendations.

APPLICATIONS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY REQUIRED DOCUMENTS OR WITH INCOMPLETE INFORMATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

The scholarship grantees are selected on the basis of:

1. financial need as indicated in the Scholarship/ Financial Aid Form and other requirements;

2. intellectual ability and proven academic competence; and

3. commitment to the service of community activities and a potential for greater service in the future.

Forms of Scholarship and Financial Aid
Financial Assistance takes various forms or combination of the following:

Php 5,000 partial grant
Php 7,500 partial grant
Php 10,000 partial grant
Php 12,500 partial grant
Php 15,000 partial grant
100% tuition/ fee grant
Book Allowance
Dormitory Assistance
Transportation Allowance
Clothing Allowance
Food Allowance

Decision to grant a scholarship to a scholar is made by the College Scholarship Committee after perusal of documentary requirements, recommendations, essay and interview results.

Program of Studies and Tenure of Award.

Scholarships and financial aid are granted to students in all programs of study in the school (except BS Nursing and BS Architecture). The grant is given for a semester only and is reviewed every semester until graduation. It may be renewed upon evaluation of the student’s continued financial need and satisfactory academic performance. It may include summer and introductory courses or remedial subjects if these are required in the curriculum.

Satisfactory Academic Progress, Guidance Counselling and Good Moral Character. In order to ensure students receiving financial aid are successfully completing their degree program in a timely fashion, the College Scholarship Committee monitors each scholar’s academic progress, visits with the appointed Guidance Counsellors for scholars, and non-academic offenses. To remain eligible for financial aid programs, you must meet all academic standards, visit the counsellor as scheduled, and follow the University’s rules and regulations and the Scholarship Guidelines. You must maintain a minimum QPI of 2.50 (C+) with no failing marks, follow the academic standards of the program or Division. Students on academic disqualification are not eligible for financial aid.

Financial Aid Probation. This grant status is a warning that is placed on your financial aid file by the College Scholarship Committee due to violation of the grant guidelines and policies. You will still remain eligible for financial aid as long as you meet all other financial aid eligibility criteria. You will have one semester, excluding the summer school, to raise your QPI and comply other conditions set by the Committee. If, after one semester, you are unable to raise your QPI or to comply the Committee’s conditions, your status will elevate to “Financial Aid Suspension”.

Financial Aid Suspension. This grant status is placed on your financial aid file by the College Scholarship Committee due to violation of the grant guidelines and policies. If you are on financial aid suspension then you are not eligible for financial aid for the current semester, and all aid that has been awarded will be placed on hold. If the measurement occurs after a semester has begun, aid for that semester will be canceled. This policy is not applicable to scholarships or employee tuition benefits.

Financial Aid Termination. This grant status is placed on your financial aid file by the College Scholarship Committee due to violation of the grant guidelines and policies. If you are on financial aid termination then you are not eligible for financial aid for the current and subsequent semesters, and all aid that has been awarded will be terminated. If the measurement occurs after a semester has begun, aid for that semester will be canceled. This policy is not applicable to scholarships or employee tuition benefits.

Re-Application for Financial Aid. Scholar who has been suspended can submit an Application for Financial Aid form (with required documentations as stated) by the deadline noted on the form. Submission of this form is not a guarantee of an approval and/or reinstatement of financial aid eligibility. If the application is approved, your financial aid eligibility will be extended through the number of semesters it takes you to earn the academic units leading to a degree.

Appeals. The College Scholarship Committee will review appeals on a case-by-case basis. Review approval is only granted for extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student. Inability to master course material is not an extenuating circumstance. All decisions made by this committee are final. All appeals must be in writing and addressed to the Chairperson of the Committee, College Scholarship Committee, Ateneo de Davao University, E. Jacinto St., 8016 Davao City, Fax (82) 226.4116.

Deadline of Application Submission
For First Semester Applications: Last Friday of April
For Second Semester Applications: Last Friday of October

DOWNLOAD: Requirements and Application Form for Financial Aid: Undergraduate Programs

CLICK: Financial Aid Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions on Financial Aid

Financial assistance Programs for the Grade School and High School can be inquired from the Office of the Headmaster (local 4101) and the Principal (local 4301) respectively.

For more information, please contact:

College Scholarship Program Officer
Office of Admission and Aid
Ateneo de Davao University
Roxas Avenue, 8016 Davao City

Tel +63 (82) 221.2411 local 8303
Fax +63 (82) 226.4116
e-Mail adduscholarships@addu.edu.ph

 

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS/ FINANCIAL AID

Fundamentally the greatest deciding factor in awarding scholarship grants to students of the Ateneo de Davao University, aside from academic ability, is the proven need for financial assistance.

Selection Process

The College Scholarship Committee is in charge of the selection process. The committee sets up norms and guidelines for selection in addition to and/or in consonance with norms already specified by particular grants that are coursed through the university. Majority of the members of the Scholarship Committee must approve any exception to the existing norms.

Composition of the Committee

  • Academic Vice President
  • Deans of Tertiary Schools
  • Scholarship Program Officer
  • Admission and Aid Director

General Norms

Applicants for scholarship must fill out the Application for Financial Aid (Form 230-SCH) Undergraduate Programs and submit this to the Office of Admission. APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT FILLED OUT COMPLETELY OR NOT ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

The scholarship grantees are selected on the basis of:

      a. financial need as indicated in the Scholarship/ Financial Aid Form and other requirements;
      b. intellectual ability and proven academic competence; and
    c. commitment to the service of community activities and a potential for greater service in the future.

The College Scholarship Committee makes its decision on every application after examining the result of Ateneo College Admissions Test (ACAT) together with the school records, the family’s finances, and recommendations. The application for scholarship does not influence in any way the decision concerning acceptance into the college.

Financial Assistance takes various forms or combinations of the following:

  • Php 5,000 partial grant
  • Php 7,500 partial grant
  • Php 10,000 partial grant
  • Php 12,500 partial grant
  • Php 15,000 partial grant
  • 100% tuition and/or fee grant
  • Book Allowance (for selected grants)
  • Dormitory Assistance (for selected grants)
  • Transportation Allowance (for selected grants)
  • Clothing Allowance (for selected grants)
  • Food Allowance (under Daily Bread Program)

Not everyone who applies for scholarship is given financial aid. An applicant whose family’s annual gross income exceeds P250, 000.00 is normally not considered by the Committee and, therefore, need not apply. A student applicant with a prepaid tuition-and-fee plan may also come to the Ateneo on such an arrangement, but is not allowed to apply for any financial aid. Generally, there should not be double scholarship grants coming from different sources. Non-degree students, audit students and international students (non-Filipino students) are not eligible for financial aid.

Program of Studies and Tenure of Award
Scholarships and financial aid are granted to students in identified priority programs of study in the School of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing and School of Business and Governance. Grants are good for one year and are reviewed every semester for continuing financial need and satisfactory performance, attendance of meetings called by the Scholarship Office, community service rendered, visits with the appointed guidance counselor. Grants are given for summer and remedial courses, if any is required.

Procedure
A. Secure an Application for Financial Aid Form (Form 230-SCH) from the Admissions Office.
B. Fill out the form and submit it with the following documents:

First Year Applicants

  • Photocopy of Current Income Tax Return of Parents duly stamped by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (Bring original)
  • Photocopy of High School Report Card (Form 137) [Average 85%]
  • Notice of Acceptance from the Admission and Aid Director
  • Recommendation Letter from Parish Priest/Pastor/Ulama
  • Recommendation Letter from Principal
  • Recommendation Letter from Guidance Counselor
  • Recommendation Letter from Brgy Chairperson or Local Government Unit Officer
  • An Essay on a topic specified by the committee

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Photocopy of Current Income Tax Return of Parents duly stamped by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (Bring original)
  • Photocopy of Official Transcript of Records [Average 85%]
  • Notice of Acceptance from the Admission and Aid Director
  • Recommendation Letter from Parish Priest/Pastor/Ulama
  • Recommendation Letter from Dean of Student Affairs of the last school attended
  • Recommendation Letter from Guidance Counselor of the last school attended
  • Recommendation Letter from Brgy Chairperson or Local Government Unit Officer
  • An Essay on a topic specified by the committee

Ateneo Student Applicants

  • Photocopy of Current Income Tax Return of Parents duly stamped by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (Bring original)
  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records/Grades of Previous Semester duly signed by the University registrar
  • Recommendation Letter from Parish Priest/Pastor/Ulama
  • Recommendation Letter from Office of Student Affairs
  • Recommendation Letter from Guidance Counselor/Director
  • Recommendation Letter from Brgy Chairperson or Local Government Unit Officer
  • An Essay on a topic specified by the committee

C. Submit to an Interview by a member of the committee or a faculty assigned or the committee sitting en banc.
D. Be available for a Home Visitation by committee members.

Coverage of the Grants
Generally, the grant covers only tuition for any given semester, but it is renewable upon fulfillment of certain conditions (as set by the Committee). All grants funded by other sources, such as foundations, business and industrial sectors, and other benefactors, are generally renewable until the particular grantee graduates from his/her course depending on the conditions set by the donor of the grant.

Terms and Conditions for Renewal
(1) Continuing financial need
(2) Satisfactory academic performance
(3) Satisfactory manifestation of grantee’s willingness to serve
(4) No infraction of school policies and scholarship policies/ guidelines
(5) Funds are available

Academic Requirements
The scholar must remain in and finish the program in which he /she was originally awarded the scholarship grant. Dropping of subjects/ courses after the first week of classes is not allowed.

Generally, the scholar must have no failing grade and must have an annual Quotient Point Index (QPI) of 2.50 (C+) regardless of program. There are grants that require a higher QPI, in which case, the requirement of the grant must be followed. In case the scholar fails to meet the requirements, the Committee deliberates the status of scholar based on the performance of the scholar and recommendations from the Office of Student Affairs and Guidance Center. If, however, the scholar is given a chance and still fails to make the required QPI and/or grade and other requirements, he/she has to relinquish the scholarship in favor of another.

Non-Academic Requirements
As part of the University’s mission, scholars are expected to actively participate in activities sanctioned by the school. They must attend all formation sessions for scholars, trainings and seminars for scholars called by the Guidance Center, the Scholarship Program Office, College Campus Ministry, Ateneo Leadership Center, University Community Engagement and Advocacy Council and the Arrupe Office of Social Formation.

All scholars awarded through the Scholarship Program of the Ateneo de Davao University are expected to render service to the school. Service hours are determined according to categories of the grant. Services may be in form of office work, statistical jobs, assistance during assessment or student registration, or as specified by the Scholarship Committee, as long as the service will not interfere with the scholars’ studies and student functions.

  • Category A – 100% grant – 60 hours
  • Category A1 – 100% Grant Tuition Only – 60 hours
  • Category B – Php15,000 – 60 hours
  • Category C – Php12,500 – 45 hours
  • Category D – Php10,000 – 30 hours
  • Category E – Php7,500 – 15 hours
  • Category F – Php5,000 – 10 hours

All scholars are expected to participate in all formation sessions of the scholarship programs.

Ateneans Helping Ateneans
Scholars who graduate from the Ateneo de Davao University help contribute to the scholarship fund of the University. This is to assure the continuity and growth of the scholarship grant, hereby giving more slots and quality education to other financially disadvantaged students. Contributions start on the 6th month after graduation. All donations and contributions must be remitted to the Scholarship Program through Finance Office of the University or if in the U.S. through the Philippine Jesuit Foundation (www.philjesuit.net). There will be some instances that the grantor companies hire directly the scholars they have funded. Scholars must open the possibility of being hired with priority after graduation.

IMPLEMENTING POLICIES OF THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Grades
1. The grantee should maintain every semester a QPI of 2.50 (C+), with no grade lower than  1.00 (D). In case the scholarship grant requires a QPI higher than 2.50 (C+), the grantee shall maintain the required QPI specified by the grant.
2. The grantee must not incur a grade of INC (Incomplete), FD (Failure Debarred) or F (Failure) in any course.

Other Scholarship Grants
3. The grantee shall not enjoy any other sponsored or pre-need scholarship simultaneous with the Ateneo sponsored/administered scholarship grant unless approved and sanctioned by the College Scholarship Committee. Acceptance of other scholarships without the approval of the Committee automatically terminates the Ateneo scholarship grant.

(a) Receipt of a scholarship from the University does not preclude receipt of government financial assistance. However, scholarship assistance from the government must be considered as a resource in determining eligibility for financial aid from the University and its benefactors. If a student had an initial need of P35,000, and receives a P15,000 scholarship from CHED, the scholarship amount from the government would be subtracted from the P35,000, and the difference of P20,000 would be considered the students remaining need.

(b) Grants from the University and its benefactors are not reimbursable to the grantee in case there will be an overpayment due to financial assistance from the government and other sources. The grants given by the University are specifically intended for tuition and fee need of the grantee and they cannot be used for other purposes and need of the grantee unless otherwise specified by the Scholarship Committee or by the donor institution.

Grant Duration
4. The scholarship shall be for the duration of the course unless earlier terminated due to failure of grantee to comply with the semestral terms and conditions.

Service and Formation Requirements
5. As a scholar who is formed to be man or woman for others, the grantee renders community service in the university as the counterpart for the grant. The Committee determines the specified numbers of hours in accordance to grants.
6. Service may be in the form of office staff assistance, volunteer works as specified and approved by the committee, and tutorial services to other scholars who may be in need of academic assistance.
7. As man or woman for others, the grantee lives with simple lifestyle, social awareness, a deep sense of social justice and cultural dialogue, and spiritual maturity. He/She must manifest a life of example of a true Atenean.
8. The grantee must not violate any provision of the rules and regulation of the university.
9. The grantee visits the appointed guidance counselors twice a semester.
10. General assembly of scholars is conducted at the start of the semester. All grantees are required to attend this assembly in order to know their respective cell groups (CG) and other important announcements and policies. A cell group or CG is composed of at least five (5) scholars and not more than eight.
11. The grantee must attend all scheduled meetings of the cell group. The CG leader submits report of his/her membe’ achievements, attendance or performance at the end of the semester.

Course Load
12. The grantee shall enroll in the semester following the award of the scholarship, and shall carry each semester the full load prescribed by her/his program of study or not less than 21 units per semester.
13. The grantee may carry an overload of one course with the approval of the division chair or program coordinator/ director.
14. No deferment of enrollment shall be allowed except for valid reasons, such as:

      a. Poor health of the grantee as certified by the school physician;
    b. Grave personal problem of the grantee which may affect the grantee’s studies for the semester.

15. The grantee shall be required to enroll and finish NSTP/ CWTS and PE subjects within the period prescribed by the academic program.

Shifting of Course Program/ Track
16. No grantee shall be allowed to shift to another program or take double majors, except for meritorious reasons and only upon the approval of the Scholarship Committee.
17. In no case shall the grantee be allowed to shift to another program more than once, and in no case shall it be beyond the first semester of his third year in the university.
18. Shifting must be within the priority courses identified by the Scholarship Committee and/or the grantor.
19. Shifting to another program should not result in additional costs; otherwise the grantee shall shoulder the corresponding fees.
20. The grantee who wants to shift program to another, or withdraw from school must submit a written request to the Scholarship Committee through the Scholarship Coordinator, for proper action and documentation.

Dropping of Course
21. The grantee must not drop any course except for valid cause. Valid causes are:

      a. Conflict of schedule
    b. Subject was closed or dissolved

22. Dropping of subjects without approval is a valid ground for termination of the scholarship grant. The scholar asks the approval of the Scholarship Coordinator in writing before initiating the dropping of course application.
23. The grantee shall be under the supervision of the Scholarship Committee of the university in matters pertaining to scholarships and program of studies.

Accountability
24. The scholar shall reimburse the total amount received in connection with the scholarship grant in case of termination thereof due to willful abandonment of the scholarship.

Renewal of Grant
25. At the end of each semester or term, the grantee shall comply with all the requirements and follow the procedure for grant renewal.
26. Semestral or term renewal of grant is conducted on the month of October. Deadline of renewal submission is on the last Friday of October.
27. Annual review of scholars are conducted every summer (April and May). Deadline of submission of documents for review is on the last Friday of April. Scholars shall obtain the forms at the Admissions Office
28. Grant certification is accomplished every semester to be submitted to the Finance Office. Failure to accomplish and sign the certification form two weeks after the start of classes means forfeiture of the grant in favor of waitlisted applicants.

29. Financial Aid Probation. This grant status is a warning that is placed on your financial aid file by the College Scholarship Committee due to violation of the grant guidelines and policies. You will still remain eligible for financial aid as long as you meet all other financial aid eligibility criteria. You will have one semester, excluding the summer school, to raise your QPI and comply other conditions set by the Committee. If, after one semester, you are unable to raise your WPA or to comply the Committee’s conditions, your status will elevate to Financial Aid Suspension.

30. Financial Aid Suspension. This grant status is placed on your financial aid file by the College Scholarship Committee due to violation of the grant guidelines and policies. If you are on financial aid suspension then you are not eligible for financial aid for the current semester, and all aid that has been awarded will be placed on hold. If the measurement occurs after a semester has begun, aid for that semester will be canceled. This policy is not applicable to scholarships or employee tuition benefits.

31. Financial Aid Termination. This grant status is placed on your financial aid file by the College Scholarship Committee due to violation of the grant guidelines and policies. If you are on financial aid termination then you are not eligible for financial aid for the current and subsequent semesters, and all aid that has been awarded will be terminated. If the measurement occurs after a semester has begun, aid for that semester will be canceled. This policy is not applicable to scholarships or employee tuition benefits.

32. Re-Application for Financial Aid. Scholar who has been suspended can submit an Application for Financial Aid form (with required documentations as stated) by the deadline noted on the form. Submission of this form is not a guarantee of an approval and/or reinstatement of financial aid eligibility. If the application is approved, your financial aid eligibility will be extended through the number of semesters it takes you to earn the academic units leading to a degree.

33. Appeals. The College Scholarship Committee will review appeals on a case-by-case basis. Review approval is only granted for extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student. Inability to master course material is not an extenuating circumstance. All decisions made by this committee are final. All appeals must be in writing and addressed to the Chairperson of the Committee, College Scholarship Committee, Ateneo de Davao University, E. Jacinto St., 8016 Davao City, Fax (82) 226.4116.

For more information, please contact:

The College Scholarship Officer
Office of Admission and Aid (OAA)
Ateneo de Davao University
Roxas Avenue, 8016 Davao City
Tel. No. (82) 221.2411 local 8303
Fax No. (82) 226.4116
E-mail: adduscholarships@addu.edu.ph
www.addu.edu.ph