Published: June 25, 2019 | Updated: October 7, 2020 | Posted by: Mayee Gonzales | Personal Finance
When you start thinking about your child’s education, and the degree that they want, you also start thinking about the costs. With tuition fees skyrocketing, the cost of education can take a lot out of a family financially.
Prepare for your child’s college education. Know the schools and universities in the Philippines that charge the highest tuition. We rounded up some of them in our list below.
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Founded in 1901 by Benedictine monks, San Beda University was primarily an all-boys school in Manila. It eventually expanded to a full college with branches in Alabang and Rizal. In February 2018, CHED granted San Beda with university status.
San Beda offers bachelor degrees in the fields of Accountancy, Business, Marketing, Computer Science, and Economics. They also have their own School of Law. Tuition for the first year is anywhere between PHP 145,000 to PHP 155,000, depending on the course and number of units.
Established in 1859 by the Society of Jesus, Ateneo de Manila University is the third-oldest school in the Philippines. It’s one of the oldest private research institutes in the country, and offers degrees in multiple fields of study. ADMU is also one of the top ranked universities in the Philippines.
For the first year, tuition in fields of study like Interdisciplinary Studies or Interactive Multimedia will cost PHP 170,000 and above.
Founded in 2001, iAcademy offers degrees that specialize in business and technology. Courses here range from Software Engineering to Game Development as well as Multimedia Arts and Design. It is also one of the few schools in the country that offer BS Animation.
Students who wish to enroll in four-year programs will be spending up to PHP 60,000 per term for three terms a year.
Originally established as the Center for Research and Communication, the University of Asia and the Pacific was originally a think-tank that offered graduate courses in economics. It also conducted social and economic research.
Today, it offers degrees such as Applied Mathematics, Human Capital Development, and Industrial Economics. Parents will have to pay between PHP 80,000 to PHP 100,000 per semester at a full 23-unit course load.
The Centre for International Education, termed the “School for Leaders,” is accredited by Cambridge Assessment under the University of Cambridge. It offers degrees in Business, Information Technologies, and Tourism.
Students also have the option to complete their junior year of college at Northwood University, USA, providing them with both a US and PH certified degree. CIE British School also offers basic education with programs in Primary School and High School. With what this school offers, it’s no doubt that they have one of the most expensive tuition in the Philippines.
Originally founded as a night school in the 1980s, the former College of Career Development got its name in 1988 and is used as a “learner-centered instruction” facility. CSB houses Design and Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Information Technologies, and Multidisciplinary Studies programs.
Like iAcademy, programs will cost PHP 60,000 to PHP 80,000 per term for three terms a year.
As the first college in Asia whose primary focus is the research and education of Entrepreneurship, the ESA is one of the premier institutions for those who want to pursue Business. Their intensive programs include Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, and Communication Arts.
The school also offers a Thames Foreign Degree, in addition to the fact that each program’s final six to 12 months are spent immersed in the field they pursue. Tuition for the first year will cost PHP 65,000 to PHP 70,000 per term.
Founded in 1911, DLSU has been identified by CHED as a “center of excellence” in six of its programs among other accolades. To date, it offers degrees in Education, Engineering, Business, Communication, Technologies and Economics, to name a few. Average tuition for freshmen for the first trimester will cost around PHP 60,000 to PHP 70,000. DLSU follows a trimester term structure.
The BGC-based non-sectarian college specializes in Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management with specialization in Hotel Administration or Culinary Arts. Enderun Colleges also offer degrees in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability. As of this academic year, an 18-unit course costs PHP 120,065.40 for local residents and PHP 154,678.40 for international students.
Not to be confused with Southville International Schools and Colleges, the SISFU is affiliated with several British and Australian universities to provide degrees in Business Administration, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management. The school uses a three-term system and those enrolled into their programs will have to pay USD 3,365 for the first term and USD 3,035 for the next two terms.
You can avoid bankrolling your child’s education by saving or investing in education plans. If your child is academically gifted and you find it hard to save up for schools with highest tuition, there are scholarship programs available. The best education you can provide for your child is undoubtedly pricey, but ensuring their professional future is your priority. Take note of the abovementioned most expensive tuition in the Philippines for a more secured future for you and your family.
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