DLSU-D President Br. Gus Boquer, FSC, EdD has released the official statement on tuition and refund concerns as the University moves to adopt a CARE-Centered Model for Online Learning for the upcoming SY 2020-2021.
In his message, Br. Gus enjoined the Lasallian community to move forward with optimism and positivity amid the uncertainty brought about by the global health pandemic.
“Just like other institutions, we are threading a path filled with uncertainties. It is my prayer that our collective Lasallian spirit will help us see through these uncertainties and bring us as a community to a place where the spirit of God is lived and shared,” he said.
Addressing concerns on tuition fees, and the upcoming school year, Br. Gus assured the academic community that DLSU-D will not be implementing a tuition fee increase this year for all levels.
He also emphasized that owing to the new learning model to be adopted in the upcoming school year, miscellaneous fees and other fees will be reduced to only essential items.
The University President also focused on the flexible learning model that the University will adopt which will be focused on humanized online learning. To ensure that no student gets left behind, he also said that alternative home-based learning will be available to students who are challenged to go online.
University professors and instructors will also be available for the students' needs through online consultations and scheduled onsite consults.
The opening of school will be on August 24 for DLSU-D High School while college and graduate students are expected to return to school on September 14.
Full text of Br. Gus Boquer’s Message
Just like other institutions, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas is threading a path filled with uncertainties. It is my prayer that our collective Lasallian spirit will help us see through these uncertainties and bring us as a community to a place where the spirit of God is lived and shared.
The following decisions are based on the current situation of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) and the future it foresees itself in, taking into account valuable and important insights that were generously shared by our stakeholders, including key senior advisers of the University.
- There will be no tuition fee increase for SY 2020-2021 in all levels (High School, College, and Graduate School)
- Miscellaneous fees and other fees shall be reduced to essential items attributed to our new educational set up.
- Learning shall be under the flexible learning model with provisions for humanized online learning, alternative home-based learning for students who are challenged to go online, and scheduled onsite consultations and lab work when conditions allow.
- DLSU-D School Year begins on August 1, but the opening of classes for college and graduate school shall start on September 14. For high school, it will begin its classes on August 24 as advised by DepEd.
- Refund shall be given. You also have the option to credit it to SY 2020-2021 or donate it to COVID-19 related extension projects that DLSU-D currently supports. Please wait for further advice on your respective DLSU-D portal accounts.
Thank you and may God Bless us all.