The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila is allowing students a one-year period to settle their unpaid tuition and other fees for the second semester of Academic Year 2019-2020.
The PLM Board of Regents approved during their May 29 meeting the proposal by the management to allow students with unpaid university fees to enroll in the first semester of Academic Year 2020-2021.
Select students, particularly those enrolled in master's degree and doctorate programs, pay tuition and miscellaneous fees every enrollment. A big chunk of the cost of education at PLM is subsidized and paid for by the City Government of Manila and by the national government.
The University will allow students with unsettled accounts to enroll next semester and will have one year to settle the unpaid balance of their tuition from the second semester of the previous academic year. Students will only be required to pay one-third of the unpaid balances while the remaining amount can be settled within one year, which may be split into three equal installments.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of our people economically, including the PLM community. We are hoping to lighten their load and given them time to get back on their feet with minimal disruption in their studies. The University is currently building its capability to deliver its programs from a digital platform that will connect our faculty and students,” University President Emmanuel Leyco said.
The University will employ blended learning strategies for the upcoming school year as the country moves towards the “new normal.” The PLM faculty will be trained to use new technology to deliver lessons to students through virtual channels. Uncollected tuition fees and other school revenues will go a long way in future-proofing the University, as it will be tapped for needed investments on broadcasting and video recording equipment, software, and online delivery channels. Classrooms and audio-visual rooms will need to be retrofitted for this new learning set-up.
All PLM students have been given a passing mark for the second semester of the recently concluded school year 2019-2020, which was meant to remove the additional worry of meeting school requirements as Metro Manila went on lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, graduating students are given additional time to finish their thesis or dissertation.
PLM is a premier university which has produced graduates who have contributed to nation-building since 1965. Undergraduate students are exempted from paying tuition fees pursuant to the Republic Act 10931 or the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.” To learn more, visit www.plm.edu.ph.