Educational Service Contacting (ESC)

Government Subsidy


I. About ESC

Educational Service Contracting (E.S.C.) is a partnership program by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC). In ESC, the excess capacities of certified private junior high schools are “contracted” through slot allocations for students who would otherwise have gone to public schools. Learn more here.

The ESC grant is a one-time application process. New applications may be done in Grade 7 only. Once granted a slot, the grantee is awarded the subsidy (Php 11,000.00) yearly until he/she graduates from Junior High School. There is no need for an annual renewal of application. The ESC grant is paid to the school by DepEd.

Do note that the ESC grant is for Junior High School students only. The ESC grant ends in Grade 10. Grade 10 ESC grantee completers must apply for the SHS voucher program separately.

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (SHS) VOUCHER PROGRAM: The government subsidy program for SHS is called the Senior High School Voucher Program. For voucher program applications, visit or contact the SHS of your choice.

II. Grade 7 Online Application

a. Eligibility

– Open to all OFFICIALLY ENROLLED incoming Grade 7 Filipino students

b. Online Application Period: Starts on June 8, 2024 onwards

– ONLINE APPLICATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. For onsite application, you may visit the AAAAO at the ADDU JHS Matina Campus. Bring complete requirements.

c. Requirements

c1) Annual Income Tax Return Certificate (ITR for 2023) of one (1) parent or alternative documents

Alternative Documents:

– For Parents with NO/LOW INCOME: Upload a B.I.R. Certification of No Income or Exemption from filing the ITR. You can request this document from Bureau of Internal Revenue (B.I.R.). We will not accept a certification from the Barangay. 

– For OFW Parents: Upload the Certificate of Employment indicating the Salary/Wages received or Overseas Employment Certificate issued by Overseas Workers Welfare Adminitration (OWWA)Virtual employees based in the Philippines are not considered OFWs.

c2) Screenshot of Proof of Enrollment Payment or Officially Enrolled Confirmation Email

d. Application Process

Step #1 – Prepare all requirements
Step #2 – Accomplish the Grade 7 ESC Online Application Form. 

                    – Upload requirements and submit the online form

Step #3 – Receive CONFIRMATION and other updates via email from Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs Office.

e. Slot Allocation & Approval of Application

– Slots are limited. Priority is given to enrolled students coming from Public Elementary Schools. Application is a first come, first served basis and are automatically approved once all requirements are submitted before the given deadline. Late submission of requirements shall invalidate the application.

f. Processing Period

– The processing period shall be based on the dates given by PEAC and DepEd. All applications shall be processed and encoded to the system by the Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs Office. Updates on the application status shall be emailed to the applicant.

III.  Incoming Grades 8, 9, 10 Transferees who are ESC Grantees (Continuation of ESC Grant)

a. Continuation of Grant:

– If the transfer student is an ESC grantee from his/her previous school, he/she must submit a clear digital copy of the ESC TRANSFER CERTIFICATE to the Admissions, Aid, and Alumni Affairs Office after enrollment in order to continue the subsidy benefit. You may request for your transfer certificate from your previous school.

– If the transfer student is NOT an ESC grantee, he/she in NOT eligible to apply for an ESC grant anymore.

b. Start of ESC Transfer Certificate Submission is on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

– Submission of clear digital copy may be done through email at

IV.  ESC Application for Higher Grade Levels

Keep posted for a possible Department of Education (DepEd) advisory on allowing application for Higher Grade Levels. If allowed, only the available slots left shall be filled in. Priority slots are still given to Grade 7 applicants.

V. Releasing of ESC Certificates

Grade 10 Completers ESC Certificate Releasing: Releasing of hard copy of ESC Certificate to all promoted Grade 10 ESC grantees shall start on June 3, 2024 onwards at the Admissions, Aid and Alumni Affairs Office during office hours Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:45pm and Sat 8:00am-12:00pm.

You may also request a digital copy of your ESC CERTIFICATE via email through or call (082) 299 2404 local 4326 during office hours Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:45pm and Sat 8:00am-12:00pm.

– Releasing of ESC Transfer Certificates: For ESC grantees who wish to transfer schools, please request for your ESC TRANSFER CERTIFICATE via email or call (082) 299 2404 local 4326 or visit us at the Admissions, Aid and Alumni Affairs Office during office hours Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:45pm and Sat 8:00am-12:00pm.

VI. Releasing of ESC Grant

– The grant amount shall automatically be posted to the grantee’s student account towards the end of the school year or once the school receives the funds for the Department of Education. You may monitor the student’s account via the BASIC ED WEB PORTAL (

– For ESC computations and refund, you may contact the FINANCE OFFICE at or Call 221-2411 local 8217/8278

VII. Contact Us

– For other queries on ESC, please contact the Admissions, Aid and Alumni Affairs Office at or call (082) 299 2404 local 4326 during office hours Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:45pm and Sat 8:00am-12:00pm. Keep posted on our website ( and Facebook page ( for announcements.