The newly signed Free Tuition Law will take effect on school year 2018-2019.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 10931, providing free tuition to state universities and colleges.
According to Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno, there will be some changes in the proposed 2018 national budget.
Diokno said that the new law is “forward looking” and will be implemented during the first semester of the Academic Year 2018-2019.
There will also be changes in the Php16 billion fund allocated to different scholarships from the proposed budget of the President.
Prior to this, Economic managers already stated during the first Congressional hearing that the proposed Php2.767 trillion budget for 2018, the government needs Php100 million to fund the free tuition for SUCs.