BUKAS, a tech-enabled education financing platform, widens its reach with new partner institutions from private universities such as De La Salle University, University of Asia and the Pacific, Panpacific University, Technological Institute of the Philippines, St. Louis University and Colegio de Dagupan to more specialized schools such as SoFA Design Institute, Enderun Colleges, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, Avion School and Uplift Code Camp to provide much needed access to education.
Bukas is offering an affordable, complementary solution to empower Filipino families to build a better tomorrow through quality education. The offering is accessible to more families and students, who are unable to rely on bank loans or scholarships. With a base monthly interest rate of up to 1.5 percent that is lower than other financing institutions and payment installments up to 12 months, Bukas makes it sustainable to parents and even to working students to manage their school finances. "This new partnership between DLSU and Bukas, through its tuition installment plans, we can provide our students more options to fund their eduation [in order] that their learning continues during these difficult times," shares Dr. Christine Joy Ballada, dean of student affairs of De La Salle University.
Bukas' expansion led by its parent company ErudiFi now has a total of 27 partner schools, with presence in 57 campuses, including Mapua University, Far Eastern University, Adamson University, Our Lady of Fatima University, PHINMA Education Network, University of Nueva Caceres, Centro Escolar University, and Eskwelabs, among others. "Welcoming new partners to our platform gives more and more Filipino students the opportunity to study in their dream schools through more sustainable means. We want to be part of the solution as we help set them on the path toward building a better future," shares Jon Robert Emlano, country manager of Bukas.