CHED Policies

CHED Policies

This page contains related policy issuances of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

CHED Memorandum Circular NumberTitleDate IssuedSummary/Salient ProvisionsLink
CMO No. 1, s. 2021AMENDMENT TO SECTION V D-1 (f) OF CMO 10 SERIES OF 2020 ENTITLED “IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES FOR BAYANIHAN 2 FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TULONG PROGRAM (B2HELP) AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 4(n) OF RA 11494 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “ BAYANIHAN TO RECOVER AS ONE ACT”2021In accordance with the pertinent provisions of RA 7722, RA11494, and by the virtue of Commission en banc (CEB) Resolution no, 095-2021 dated 9 March 2021, the hereunder amendment to CMO 10 s. 2020 is hereby adopted and promulgated for the guidance of all concerned stakeholders and to ensure that the appropriations are properly administered and implemented according to its purpose.CMO No. 1, s. 2021
CMO. No.13, s. 2020INTERIM POLICY ON DOCUMENTARY SUBMISSIONS AND MITIGATION MEASURES FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDIES- LOCAL DURING THE CORONVIRUS DISEASE 2019v2020Presidential proclamation No. 922 s.2020 was issued declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines due to Covid-19 and enjoined all the government agencies and local government units to adopt appropriate responses and measures to eliminate the threat of Covid-19 (Legal basis)CMO. No.13, s. 2020
CMO. No.12, s. 2020SHORT-TERM SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS DURING THE K TO 12 TRANSITION PERIOD2020Pursuant to R.A 7722 or the Higher Education Act of 1994, R.A 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013,and as approved by the Commission En Banc (CEB) Resolution No. 354-2020, the “ Shirt Term Scholarship (STS) Grants during the K to 12 Transition Peiod) is hereby issued.CMO. No.12, s. 2020
CMO. No.11, s. 2020IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF RA 11396, “ AN ACT REQUIRING STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES (SUCs) TO PREPARE AND IMPLEMENT A LAND USE DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN SHALL INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF DORMITORIES FOR STUDENTS AND HOUSING SITES FOR EMPLOYEES”2020Pursuant to Section 7 of RA 11396, otherwise known as the “(SUCs) LAND USE DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN ACT, and as approved during the virtual commission en Banc meeting on October 13, 2020 through Resolution no. 731-2020, the Commission on Higher Education, hereby formulates and adopts the rules stated.CMO. No.11, s. 2020
CMO. No.10, s. 2020IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES FOR BAYANIHAN 2 FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TULONG PROGRAM (B2HELP) AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 4(n) OF RA 11494 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “ BAYANIHAN TO RECOVER AS ONE ACT”2020The intervention of providing subsidy and allowance to qualified students as described in Section 4(n) of RA 11494 shall be referred to as the Bayanihan 2 for Higher Education Tulong Program of B2HELP.CMO. No.10, s. 2020
CMO. No.9, s. 2020GUIDELINES ON THE ALLOCATION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMART CAMPUSES PROVIDE IN SECTION 10 (i) OF RA 114942020In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Ra 7722, mandates the Commission to “ develop criteria for allocating additional resources such as research and program development grants, scholarships, and other similar programs”CMO. No.9, s. 2020
CMO. No.8, s. 2020GUIDELINES FOR THE SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT OF DISCIPLINE-BASED HIGHER EDUCATION ROADMAPS BY TECHNICAL PANELS2020This project entails the undertaking of discipline-based higher education roadmaps which shall articulate CHED’s vision, mission, including the strategic plans/directions for the next 5 years.CMO. No.8, s. 2020
CMO. No.6, s. 2020GUIDELINES FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGE ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM2020Pursuant to RA 7722, the Commission is mandated to “formulate and recommend development plans, policies and programs on higher education and research. The Commission fulfills this function by acknowledging the critical role of the university, not only as a “generator of knowledge, an educator of young minds, and a transmitter of culture, but also as a “major agent of economic growth”CMO. No.6, s. 2020
CMO. No.5, s. 2020GUIDELINES ON THE SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS OF DEGREE PROGRAAM OF PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS2020This shall govern the voluntary suspension of operation of degree programs od private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), including their branches and/or extension classes, by reason of actual financial loss or projected financial loss as a result of declared national emergency or public health crisis.CMO. No.5, s. 2020
CMO. No.4, s. 2020GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FLEXIBLE2020The implementation of flexible learning as a delivery mode shall be adopted beginning AY 2020-2021 and may be extended upon consultation with the stakeholders concerned and upon review of the Commission.CMO. No.4, s. 2020
CMO. No.3, s. 2020AMENDMENTS TO THE REVISED AND EXPANDED GUIDELINES FOR THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GRANTS DURING THE K TO 12 TRANSITION PERIOD2020In line with the Commission’s effort to refine, nuance, and increase the responsiveness of the policies.CMO. No.3, s. 2020
CMO. No.2, s. 2020AMENDMENT TO CMO NO.30.S,2016 “IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND DEPENDENTS OF SUGARCANE INDUSTRY WORKERS AND SMALL SUGARCANE FARMERS (SIDA-SGP)2020The scholarship grant program is open to qualified and deserving children and dependents of sugarcane industry workers and small sugarcane farmers. This program shall cover both undergraduate and graduate students who will enroll or are currently enrolled in agriculture, agricultural engineering and mechanics, and chemical engineering/ sugar technology as identified in Sec.6 b of R.A 10659 in any identified State Universities and CollegesCMO. No.2, s. 2020
CMO. No.1, s. 2020GUIDELINES FOR THE GRANT OF ASSISTANCE TO STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES TO COMBAT COVID-192020State Universities and Colleges are authorized by law/charter to conduct research and extension services, including projects that will improve and intensify the government’s existing COVID-19 responses.CMO. No.1, s. 2020
CMO. No. 1, s. 2022SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES TO CHED-DOH JOINT MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR (JMC) NO. 2021-004, ON THE ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE OPERATION OF LIMITED FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIOS (HEIs) IN AREAS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 12022Pursuant to Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 163-A, series of 2022, wherein provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs), and independent component cities (ICCs) are placed under Level 1, and IATF Resolution No. 164, series of 2022, in which the recommendations of the Commission on the conduct of limited face-to-face classes for higher educational institutions operating in areas under Alert Level 1 are approved, the following supplementary guidelines to Commission on Higher Education (CHED) - Department of Health (DOH) Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2021-004, or the Guidelines on the Implementation of Limited Face-to-face Classes for All Programs of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Areas Under Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response are as follows.CMO. No. 1, s. 2022
CMO. No. 4, s. 2022GUIDELINES ON THE SAFETY SEAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (HEIs)2022The Safety Seal is a physical manifestation of the compliance of private and public entities with the minimum public health standards set by the government and the use of or integration of digital contact tracing applications with StaySafe.ph. In the higher education sector, this also proves the compliancce of HEIs with CHED-DOH JMC No. 2021-004 or the Guidelines on the Implementation of Limited Face-to-face Classes for All Programs of HEIs in Areas Under Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response.CMO. No. 4, s. 2022
CMO. No. 5, s. 2022AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV. H. OF CHED-DOH JMC NO. 2021-004 OR THE GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LIMITED FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES FOR ALL PROGRAMS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (HEIS) IN AREAS UNDER ALERT LEVELS SYSTEM FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE AND AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE III.B., ITEM 12 OF CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER (CMO) NO. 01, SERIES OF 20222022Pursuant to Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution NO. 168-B, series of 2022, in which approved the recommendations of the Commission to repeal the provision to ensure medical insurance for students participating in face-to-face classes, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) hereby issues the following amendments to CHED - Department of Health (DOH) Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) NO. 2021-004 or the Guidelines on the Implementation of Limited Face-to-face Classes for All Programs of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Areas Under Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response and CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 01, series of 2022, otherwise known as the Supplemental Guidelines to CHED-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2021-004, on the Additional Guidelines for the Operations of Limited Face-to-Face Classes of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Areas under Alert Level 1.

CHED-DOH JMC No. 2021-004 is hereby amended to repeal the following provisiong of Article IV.H.
CMO. No. 5, s. 2022
CMO. No. 6, s. 2022SUSTAINING FLEXIBLE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: AN ADDENDUM TO CMO NO. 4, SERIES OF 20222022Pursuant to the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, also known as the "Higher Education Act of 1994," to provide guidance to higher education institutions to implement flexible leanring per CMO No. 4, series of 202 "Guidelines on the Implementation of Flexible Learning," and by virtue of Commission en banc Resolution NO. 192-2022 dated April 12, 2022, the following addendum is hereby adopted and promulgated.CMO. No. 6, s. 2022
CMO. No. 7, s. 2022THE 2022 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS (IRR) OF REPUBLIC ACT (RA) NO. 8292, AMENDING CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER (CMO) NO. 03, SERIES OF 2001: THE 2001 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF RA O. 8292, THE "HIGHER EDUCATION MODERNIZATION ACT OF 1997" 2022Pursuant to Section 15 of Republic Act No. 8292, the "Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997," the following Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA No. 8292 are hereby promulgated, to amend CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 03, Series of 2001CMO. No. 7, s. 2022