PVAO Educational Benefit Program
Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO)

Partial Tuition
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2022
100 Slots


The Educational Benefit Program is one of the non-pension benefits administered and managed by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office. Section 3 of the Republic Act No. 6948 outlines the eligibility, nature, and limitations of the program.

Important Note:
This is a one-time benefit granted to the veteran. If the educational benefit had already been fully consumed by the veteran, it may not be applied for by the spouse or any direct descendant. However, if the veteran has not fully consumed or has not used the educational benefit, any one (1) direct descendant may be allowed to apply for the program.

What are the benefits and privileges?
1. A PVAO Scholar (person granted with the Educational Benefit) is entitled to one basic course or degree. This means that if the scholar’s course requires two (2) years of study, the scholar is granted twenty (20) months period of entitlement. If the course requires three (3) years of study, the scholar is granted thirty (30) months period of entitlement. If the course requires four (4) years of study, the scholar is granted forty (40) months period of entitlement and so on.
However, if the Veteran has already partially consumed the educational benefit, the waivee (person granted to use the remaining entitlement) shall only be entitled to the remaining number of entitlement.
2. A PVAO Scholar is entitled to a maximum of Forty Thousand Pesos (Php 40,000.00) per year (which will be divided to the number of semesters or terms) which shall cover school fees incurred in the enrollment period which includes tuition, matriculation, registration, clinical, affiliation, military training, diploma, and graduation fees. Any school fees exceeding the maximum amount indicated shall be shouldered by the scholar.
3. A PVAO Scholar is entitled to a one-time payment/ reimbursement of review fee not exceeding Eighteen Thousand Pesos (Php 18,000.00).

What are the responsibilities of a PVAO Scholar?
1. A PVAO scholar is expected to obtain a passing grade on all his/ her subjects every semester/ term. Should the scholar receive a failing grade on any or all subjects, the scholarship shall be suspended and the scholar has to take a semester/ term at his own expense.
2. A PVAO scholar should communicate to this office any changes in his academic records, whether it be a change of school or course, or should the scholar decide to not complete his education.


Grade Requirement: N/A

Strictly for Filipinos only

Incoming College

Any course is allowed

Any gender

For any marital status


One of the benefits PVAO provide to our veterans and their descendants is the Educational Benefit Program. The program allows the veteran or one (1) direct descendant to study any one basic course at any school, college, university or institution subsidized by the government. This is in accordance with RA 6948 otherwise known as, “An Act Standardizing and Upgrading the Benefits for Military Veterans and Their Dependents”. Further, the law specifies that those who are eligible for the said program are:

a. Veterans of the Philippine Revolution against Spain and the Philippine-American War;
b. Veterans of the Philippine Army or of any recognized or deserving guerrilla organization who took active participation in the resistance movement and/or in the liberation drive against the enemy during World War II from 8 December 1941 to 2 December 1945;
c. Veterans of the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea (PEFTOK) during the period from 15 September 1950 to 31 May 1955;
d. Veterans of the Philippine Civil Action Group (PHILCAG) or Philippine Contingent to Vietnam during the period from 31 August 1964 to December 1969;
e. The unmarried surviving spouse of the deceased veteran; or
f. One (1) direct descendant of a veteran in whose favor he renounces such right or one (1) direct descendant of the deceased veteran in whose favor such right is applied for by the surviving spouse or legal guardian of such descendant.

If you are one of the aforementioned, you may submit the following documents to the PVAO Main Office or to the PVAO Field Extension Office near you:
1. Military Service Record of the veteran issued by the Office of the Adjutant General (OTAG), AFP/ Certification issued by PVAO or Military Service Board (MSB), if the Veteran is a deserving guerrilla;
2. Certificate of Marriage of Veteran issued by PSA;
3. Death Certificate of the Veteran issued by PSA (if the veteran is already deceased);
4. Death Certificate of the surviving spouse issued by the PSA (if spouse is already deceased);
5. Waiver of Rights of all the children of veteran in favor of the grandchild who will use the benefit (this is only required if both the veteran and the spouse are already deceased);
6. Birth Certificate of veteran’s child issued by PSA;
7. Marriage Certificate of the veteran’s child issued by PSA;
8. Birth Certificate of the direct descendant who will use the benefit issued by PSA;
9. 2x2 Picture of the applicant and beneficiary;

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