The Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education Team in Caraga (UniFAST Caraga), in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education – Caraga Region (CHED Caraga), has successfully validated the continuing Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) Grantees of all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the region with grantees for the 1st Semester, Academic Year 2022-2021 as of October 26, 2022. 

Following the validation, the 10 UniFAST Regional Coordinators will begin the process of disbursing the TES funds to HEIs when the timeline for this is provided by the UniFAST Central Office.

Each TES grantee is allocated thirty thousand pesos (PHP30,000) per semester, covering tuition and other school fees, books, supplies, transportation, room and board, and other miscellaneous personal expenses as stated in the sections 23 and 24 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10931, or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.

The UniFAST Caraga team continues to work tirelessly in the service of students in the Caraga Region in providing access to quality higher education. Learn more about UniFAST by visiting the website at, or following the official Facebook account at

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