RD$200 million to keep university students in school

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President Luis Abinader announced on Monday, 28 September 2020, the government will be subsidizing low-income students to keep these from dropping out. The new program allocates money to pay for university studies. The program mostly benefits students enrolled in private universities. Low income students pay very little or nothing at the state university.



The Ministry of Higher Education is working with the Unique System of Beneficiaries (Siuben) and Progresando con Solidaridad (ProSoli). The Dominican Association of University Rectors (ADRU) and the Dominican Association of Universities (ADOU) back the initiative.



The Bono Estudio Contigo (BEC) is available for around 33,000 students that the government database shows dropped out due to Covid-19 virus and for students who have lost their jobs for the same reason. The government estimates it is reaching out to 42% of...
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