The Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) created the Online Voucher Application Portal to help incoming Senior High School students pay their tuition fees. Students finishing Grade 10 in March are eligible to be part of the Senior High School Voucher Program. If a student finishes in a public school, the student is automatically a Voucher Program Beneficiary. The same is true for Grade 10 students in private schools who are part of the Education Service Contracting (ESC) program of the Department of Education.
To know whether or not you are part of these pre-qualified beneficiaries, please see your school Principal or Registrar. Students who are not pre-qualified as beneficiaries need to undergo an application and screening process.
Grade 10 completers from public need to present the Grade 10 Report Card to the school where you want to enroll, together with the other documents that the school may require from you. Your Grade 10 Report Card should bear your Learner Reference Number. You may not print a voucher certificate.
ESC participating schools are required to issue an ESC Certificate to its graduates. This certificate is what you will present to the school where you want to enroll. Grade 10 completers from private schools who are ESC Grantees do not need to print a voucher certificate.
You are free to enroll in any school you choose. The voucher can be used in any private Senior High School provider or State/Local Universities and Colleges.
Click below to start the application
How to apply?
Go to the link provided above, and click the “Apply Now”.
Provide your email address and set a password for the PEAC Online Voucher Portal.
Check your email confirmation and click the link to verify and activate your PEAC Online Voucher Portal Account you just created.
Answer the application form. Fill out the form.
After you complete the form, download and print the Confirmation Slip.
Deadline of Application is February 28 of each year.
The PEAC shall process all complete applications and supporting documents. DepEd shall release the results on the 2nd quarter of the year. Successful applicants may download their Qualified Voucher Recipient certificate through their OVAP account.
Through the SHS VP, the DepEd engages the non-DepEd Senior High School providers to enroll qualified voucher recipients from both Public and Private Junior High Schools.
Once qualified voucher recipients are enrolled in non-DepEd Senior High School providers, the DepEd will provide assistance to these students through a voucher subsidy paid to the non-DepEd Senior High School provider.
A little about PEAC
The Fund for Assistance to Private Education, or FAPE, was created on November 5, 1968 by Executive Order No. 156, in implementation of the project agreement between the Philippine and United States governments to establish a permanent trust fund that would address the needs of the private education sector in the country.
In the 1960s, the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations, or COCOPEA, campaigned for a share in the Special Education Fund, which was from the surplus funds authorized by the War Damage Act of 1962.
The private education sector successfully convinced the Philippine government that it has an important role to play in nation-building such that it not only deserved but also needed to be assisted financially.
The trustee of FAPE is the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC), which is headed by the Secretary of Education as its chairman.
PEAC is also composed of representatives from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA); Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP); Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ACSCU); and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU).
Through the years, the management of the Fund has evolved to cover other programs of assistance to the private education sector and with it an organization that helps the PEAC.
Recently renamed the PEAC National Secretariat (so as not to confuse with the trust fund), the organization, as directed by the PEAC, manages and develops programs of assistance to private education and participates in initiatives affecting the sector.
Presently, it manages the Education Service Contracting and Teacher Salary Subsidy components of the GASTPE Program of the Department of Education, the In-Service Training Program, and the Research Program, among others.
This is the published guideline for the PEAC SHS Voucher Application. I am sure it would be almost the same each year. Read the PDF belowDO-60-s.-2017
Submit your application to
Private Education Assistance Committee
5F Salamin Building 197 Salcedo Street.
Legaspi Village, Makati City
PEAC National Secretariat
197 Salcedo Street
5th Floor Salamin Building
Telephone: 02 840 6000 local 101, 102