Scholarship and Student Assistance Programs

Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) Program

Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) Program has been established through Section 8 of R.A. No. 8545 otherwise known as the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) Act. PESFA offers educational grants to qualified and deserving college freshmen both in degree and non-degree courses. The CHED and TESDA handle the administration of the program for degree and non-degree courses respectively. The program seeks to:

  • extend financial assistance to marginalized but deserving students in post secondary non-degree TVET courses
  • promote technical vocational education and training (TVET)
  • contribute to the development of a competent skilled workforce; and
  • assist private institutions in their development efforts by assuring a steady supply of enrollees to their course offerings.

For more information about PESFA, please contact the nearest TESDA Provincial/District Office within your area. Click here for the TESDA Directory.