Feature: PSU continues to provide quality education
By Venus H. Sarmiento
Dagupan City (22 March) -- Quality education at very affordable tuition fees.
Pangasinan State University President Victoriano Estira said tat while the school always opens its doors to those who are interested to enroll, it sees to it that quality education is maintained.
"PSU provides access to everyone wanting to earn a degree. Admission is free for programs not requiring board exams. However, we now restrict admission to programs requiring board exam," Estira said. Only those who passed the requirements can continue to enroll for programs that require board exams, he added.
Estira also said PSU offers the lowest tuition fees even with the pending tuition fee increase next school year. "A unit costs P100 now. But for incoming freshmen, there will be an increase of P50 for all courses so freshmen will be paying P150 per unit," he said.
A student with a benchmark of 20 units will be paying a little over P3,000 and if miscellaneous fees are to be included, a freshman will just be paying a little close to P5,000 which is considered very low, he explained.
"One more good thing is a student can enroll by just paying a miscellaneous fee of P1,000.00 per semester. The rest of the fees will be collected by the end of semester or just before the final exam. This is one way to address low income or poverty among our students," Estira said.
PSU recently produced 1,716 graduates in its 31st commencement exercises held at the Stadia. Students came from the PSU campuses in Asingan, Bayambang, Binmaley, Infanta, Lingayen, San Carlos, Sta Maria, Urdaneta, the Graduate School, ETEEAP, and the Open University Systems. (PIA-Pangasinan) [top]