CONSULTATION MEETING WITH THE STUDENTS
May 26, 2020 via Zoom
Dr. Flora Javier
Mr. Christopher Torres
Dean Janet Calupitan
Dean Christopher Dennis Catapang
Dr. Celia Tibayan
Mr. Crisostomo Malabuyoc
Chef Abram Emmanuel Peralta
Ms. Neren Mendoza
Engr. Favis Joseph Balinado
Ms. Ma. Joy Escurel
Ms. Ma. Angelica Acelar
Ms. Beverly Luansing-Erni
1st batch: CAS and CBA students; Start: 9:30 am – End: 11:20 am
2nd batch: CITHM and COECS; Start: 11:40 am – End: 02:05 pm
3rd batch: CAM; Start: 2:40 pm – End: 4:10 pm
1. The management explained that LPU Laguna and LPU St. Cabrini are separate entities from LPU Manila, Cavite and Batangas. The mentioned sister schools are big and we cannot compare our refund with theirs.
The management explained that we cannot release a general statement about the breakdown of the refund because different fees apply to eachcollege (ex: student activity fee). The scholars will only have a refund on other fees because it was what they only paid for.
There are fees that cannot be refunded because students can still use it even if there’s no face-to-face classes such as library fee, it can still be used by the students through Online Subscriptions (Academic one file and Scopus and Science Direct). On the Insurance fee, the students may avail if any accidents occur. These services are under a third-party supplier and a contract that we cannot just retract.
There will be refunds of certifications like TOEIC, Amadeus and alike for the students who were charged and the adjustment will be reflected on their student ledger.
There will be a deduction on miscellaneous fees and other fees. There will be NO TUITION FEE INCREASE for the AY 2020-2021.
The Treasury Office will accept promissory notes and payment arrangements (instalment basis) to settle their balances, but if they can pay in cash, they may avail of the 5% discount until July 31, 2020.
It was stressed during the consultation that there will be no increase in fees for the Academic Year 2020-2021 and that there will be reduction in somemiscellaneous and other fees. Furthermore, it was announced that the management is helping the families of the students by allowing them to enroll in the first sem/term even with balances in the immediately preceding term.
Moreover, a cash discount of 5% on net tuition fee for second semester (under semestral scheme) and third term (under trimestral scheme) if they pay their balances on or before July 31, 2020. Students are encouraged to contact the LPU Laguna Student Accounts’ portal for the details of this arrangement.
On the deadlines of submission, the students are given one (1) year to comply and there will be no completion fee to be collected. The deadlines set by some teachers are only due to the deadline of encoding of grades that needs to be complied with. The students are not forced to comply with the set deadlines if they are having a hard time.
For CAM, the Dean mentioned that CHED is meeting with different organization/association about the plans for AY 2020-2021. She said that they are waiting for the final modified curriculum of the clinical part.
We cannot engage yet in the residential (face-to-face) learning until there is a vaccine available. Should IATF and CHED announce to resume the face-to-face classes, then we might adapt the blended learning approach — half of the class will be in the classroom and the other half will be doing the online instruction.
Thank you for your understanding and usual support. God bless!
LPU Laguna and LPU St. Cabrini Management