What’s in a name? Precious Castelo: Students to benefit from free tuition law once QC University is established

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College-level students will benefit from the free tuition law for state universities and colleges (SUCs) once the Quezon City Polytechnic University becomes the Quezon City University, Councilor Precious Castelo said.

In a statement Sunday, Castelo said the Quezon City Council’s approval of the ordinance for the establishment of the Quezon City University paves the way for the school to become a local university.

Students studying in SUCs and their local counterparts no longer need to pay tuition fees under Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education or Free Tuition Law of 2017.

Castelo, who is running for congresswoman in Quezon City’s second district, was one of the major supporters of the ordinance from the time of its introduction.