DepEd Opens SHS Voucher Applications for 2024-2025

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced that the application period for the upcoming school year’s Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP) has already started on May 16.

This announcement is important for many students and families looking for financial assistance to continue their education, as shared on the official FB page of DepEd.

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Credits: DEPED / Facebook

What is the SHS Voucher Program?

The SHS VP is a financial assistance program that provides subsidies through vouchers for qualified senior high school learners.

This program helps students cover the costs of tuition and other fees, making education more accessible to many Filipino families.

DepEd emphasized the importance of this program in a recent Facebook post, highlighting its role in supporting senior high school learners.

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Credits: DEPED / Facebook

Timeline and Process

In DepEd Memorandum 024 series of 2024, signed by Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla, the agency issued the timeline for the SHS VP for School Year (SY) 2024-2025 application as well as the processing of billing statements.

Applying for SHS VP commences annually prior to the beginning of the school year.

Eligible voucher applicants (VAs) were asked to submit their applications online through the Online Voucher Application Portal (OVAP).

This portal can only be accessed at the start of the given period.

Important Dates to Remember

With the adjustments made in the school calendar for SY 2023-2024, DepEd set the following deadlines:

  • The deadline for the creation of an OVAP account: June 2.
  • The deadline for submission of documentary requirements and the application: June 4.
  • The posting of results and the start of releasing the qualified voucher applicant (QVA) certificate: July 12.
  • The release of QVA certificates will continue until Sept. 13, 2024.
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Credits: DEPED / Facebook

Who Needs to Apply?

DepEd reminded that automatically qualified learners do not need to apply for a voucher.

The learners who are assured that they can avail of their vouchers for Grade 11 in SY 2024-2025 include:

  • Those who completed/will complete Grade 10 in SY 2023-2024 in DepEd public schools.
  • Learners who completed/will complete Grade 10 in SY 2023-2024 in private schools who are Education Service Contracting (ESC) grantees.

Who is Not Eligible?

Not all students are eligible for the SHS VP.

The following groups of learners are not eligible:

  • Learners who graduated high school in 2015 or earlier.
  • Incoming Grade 12 learners who were not part of the SHS VP in Grade 11.
  • Non-Filipino learners.
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Credits: DEPED / Facebook

Requirements for the Senior High School Voucher Program

To apply for the Senior High School Voucher Program, you will need the following documents:

  • A recent 2×2 colored ID photo
  • A notarized affidavit of family’s financial capacity
  • Annex 1-A for minors
  • Annex 1-B for applicants of legal age
  • A signed parent consent form for voucher applicants below 18 years old at the time of the application
  • Certificate of Financial Assistance received from the Junior High School, if applicable
  • Certificate of Rating or Certificate of Completion for ALS A&E Test Passers
  • Certificate of Rating for PEPT Passers
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Credits: DEPED / Facebook

Step-by-Step Guide for the Senior High School Voucher Program Application

Step 1: Create an OVAP Account

  • Visit
  • Follow the instructions to create an OVAP account.
  • Ensure you use a working email address that you have access to.

Step 2: Confirm Your Email

  • Wait for a confirmation email sent to your provided email address.
  • Click on the link in the confirmation email to access OVAP as a registered user.

Step 3: Complete the Application Form

  • Fill out the electronic Voucher Application Form (VAF-1) online.
  • You can complete the form in parts but ensure to save changes section by section.

Step 4: Upload Required Documents

  • Scan or take a picture of the required documents.
  • Upload these documents in the OVAP system.

Step 5: Submit the Application

  • Click the attestation button to submit.
  • Note: Your application is not complete until it is attested.

Step 6: Check Status

  • Regularly check the OVAP system to see the status of your application.

Step 7: Download the QVA Certificate

  • Once your application is approved, download the Qualified Voucher Applicant (QVA) Certificate from OVAP.
  • This certificate is required for voucher redemption.
  • Submit your QVA Certificate to the Senior High School (SHS) where you decide to enroll as proof of your voucher entitlement.

Where to Submit the Application

  • All applications must be submitted via the OVAP at
  • Applications must be submitted online and are free of charge.

For Inquiries

  • For questions about this process, email the PEAC National Secretariat at or the Government Assistance & Subsidies Service (GASS) at

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Credits: DEPED / Facebook


Recent Updates

Apply Now for the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP)

Good news! The application for the SHS VP is now open. Interested individuals can visit the Online Voucher Application Portal (OVAP) to create an account and submit their application for the program. The SHS VP provides financial assistance through vouchers to eligible senior high school learners. Note: Automatically qualified learners do not need to apply for the voucher.


Video: Aplikasyon para sa SHS Voucher Program para sa S.Y. 2024-2025, bukas na | Unang Balita

The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced that applications for the Senior High School (SHS) Voucher Program for the school year 2024-2025 are now open. The program aims to provide subsidy vouchers to graduating junior high-school students from private schools who are not covered by DepEd’s financial grant, allowing them to enroll in senior high school. Interested students can apply through the OVAP until the specified deadline.



The SHS VP is a valuable resource for many Filipino students, helping them afford the costs associated with senior high school education.

DepEd’s announcement and the clear timeline provided give families ample time to prepare and apply.

By following the outlined steps and meeting the deadlines, eligible students can take advantage of this financial assistance to pursue their educational goals.


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