Procedure for Applying for STFAP Benefits
Alphabetic Bracketing Scheme

Version 1.00 03/07

  1. The UPCAT qualifier receives the Notice of Admission to UP by mail. The Notice of Admission includes the student number and PIN necessary to gain access to online applications such as STFAP Online.

  2. The student who will apply for STFAP benefits decides whether to apply online or manually:

    2.1 If the student decides to apply online:
    The student uses the Student Number and PIN given in the Notice of Admission to access STFAP Online at http://stfap.up.edu.ph. The student or parent/legal guardian provides responses to the items required in the online application. The student or parent/legal guardian prints the filled-up application and both sign it. The student or parent/legal guardian has the form notarized and personally submits the printed notarized form with supporting documents to the office of scholarships of the campus. Alternatively, the student or parent/legal guardian can mail the printed, signed and notarized form with supporting documents to the office of scholarships of the campus.

    2.2 If the student decides to apply manually:
    The student gets a printed application form (UP STFAP Form AB-1) from the office of scholarships of the campus at a cost of five pesos (PhP5.00) for each form. The student or parent/legal guardian provides responses to the items required in the printed application form. The student and parent/legal guardian both sign the form. The student or parent/legal guardian has the filled-up application form notarized and personally submits the notarized form with supporting documents to the office of scholarships of the campus. Alternatively, the student or parent/legal guardian can mail the notarized form with supporting documents to the office of scholarships of the campus.
  3. The office of scholarships of the campus receives the submitted form and checks the form for completeness. If the form is incomplete or improperly filled up, the form is returned to the student/parent/legal guardian with instructions.

    The office of scholarships of the campus sends the application forms in batches to the UP System STFAP Processing Group.

  4. The STFAP Processing Group receives the STFAP application forms from the campuses and forwards them to the UP Computer Center for encoding and verification.

    The UP Computer Center encodes the data in the forms, verifies the data, and sends the encoded data to the STFAP Processing Group.

  5. The STFAP Processing Group merges the data from the online STFAP application system with the encoded data from the manual applications.

    The data set is fed to the program that will perform the bracketing of the STFAP applicants based on the data they submitted.

  6. The bracket results are made available on the STFAP website where each applicant can view his/her bracket assignment. The applicant can print the bracket information for use in the assessment of fees.

    Incoming freshmen who submitted their applications before the deadline should be able to receive their bracket assignments before the advance freshman registration period.

  7. Reports on the bracket results are made available online to the offices of scholarships for each campus. These offices can download and print the bracket results for the applicants in their campus.

  8. For incoming freshmen, the student can use the assigned STFAP bracket for the assessment and payment of fees during the advance freshman registration.

  9. Students who will not avail of the advance freshman registration can use the assigned STFAP bracket for the assessment and payment of fees during the regular freshman registration. Students who filed late applications will be temporarily assigned to Bracket B, pending the assignment and release of their proper brackets.

  10. Appeals for re-bracketing will be accepted by the office of scholarships for each campus. The campus committee will decide on the merits of each appeal based on policies that are set by the UP System committee on scholarships and financial assistance.

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