The Presidential Decree 577 exempts dependents of military personnel who die or become incapacitated in line of duty from the payment of tuition and matriculation fees in public or private schools, universities, colleges and other educational institutions.
The benefit shall be extended to any one dependent of the military personnel in the active service who have died or were incapacitated in line of duty. The benefit may be enjoyed for a maximum of 10 school years.
The benefit is transferable to any of the dependents of the military personnel, at the option of the next of kin, provided it will not exceed 10 school years. However, the admission of grantees to any school shall be in accordance with the existing laws and admission policies of the school.
As long as the grantee satisfactorily passes the course of instruction based on the approved standards of the schools, the scholar shall continue to enjoy the benefit.
In case of failure in any subject or in a school year, the benefit shall be suspended and the grantee, at his option, may retake the subjects failed, or repeat the entire school year at his own expense.
Duly accomplished AFPEBSP Educational Benefit Application Form with 2 copies of latest 2×2 of the applicant
1 copy of PSA birth certificate of applicant
1 copy of PSA marriage contract of military personnel
1 copy of Report Card Form 138, Certification of Grades or TOR of the applicant
High School diploma
Notarized declaration of legal beneficiaries of the AFP/ CAA member
Certificate of good moral character
PSA death certificate or Casualty Report from military personnel unit and Posthumous Separation Order from his unit
Full tuition, registration fees and computer fees
How to apply?
Ask the school you want to enroll if they offer the PD 577 scholarship.
Follow the requirements of the school.
Submit all requirements to the AFPEBSO.
Successful applicants will be notified by the AFPEBSO through mail or phone call.
Submit the certification letter to the school admissions.
Further reading, https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1974/11/11/presidential-decree-no-577-s-1974/
See the PDF sample application belowPD 577 Application
Submit your application to
General Enrile corner General Ramos Avenue
Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City 1110
Telephone: 02 911 6001 local 6010 or 02 426 2239
Mobile: 0917 507 6617