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Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College

Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Region


  • Type: State College

  • Entrance exam: Required

  • Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian

  • Term structure: Semester

  • School year: starts in August

Tuition Fees

Included in the Free Tuition Law

This school is included under the "Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education" law that passed in 2017.

The law covers students enrolled in State and Local universities/colleges in Bachelors and Certificate programs.

Under the Law students in accredited State and Local universities/colleges will not pay any tuition fees or misc fee.

The Law covers only first time students (students who don't already have a college degree).

However, the full implementation of this law is not clear yet.

Bachelor's degree:


Master's degree:

₱ 3,900-5,400 per year

Courses Offered

Board Exams Performance

Displaying the passing rates of First Time Examinees only.

Based on the results of the past 4 exams of each board exam.

Exam Passing Rates (First Timers) Rank in Philippines


Address: Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, National Highway, Sta. Maria, 2705 Ilocos Sur

Scholarships at ISPSC Santa Maria

1. Entrance Scholarship

- Valedictorian
- Salutatorian
- Athletes (Gold, silver, bronze medalist in Regional/National competitions)

2. Academic Scholarship

3. Activity Scholarship Grants

4. Children of ISPSC employees

5. Program for Accelerating Education and Nutritional Growth (PAENG)

6. College Scholarship for Agriculture and Allied Courses

7. Scholars mandated under R.A. 7160 (Local Government Code)

8. Student Assistantship Program

9. Student Financial Loan Program

10. Government-funded Grants

- CHED-STUFAP Scholarship Program
- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Scholarship
- National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Grants
- National Tobacco Administration Scholarship Program
- BUTIL Farmer's Party List Scholarship Grants
- Cong. Eric Owen Singson Scholarship Grant
- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Scholarship Grant
- One-Town-One Scholar
- Ilocos Sur Educational Assistance Scholarship PRogram
- Municipal Scholarship Program (Municipalities of Sta. Maria, Santa, Narvacan and Vigan City)
- R.A. 7160 - Local Government Code
- NCIP Scholarship
- Edukasyon Para ti Amin
- ASAP Scholarship Foundation
- Kabataan Party List Scholarship Grant
- DIWA Party List Scholarship Grant

11. Privately-funded Scholarship grants

- Mayor Antonio Valle Scholarship Foundation
- Lepanto Educational Assistance Program
- Arayat Foundation of Brgy. Ag-agrao, Sta. Maria, I. Sur
- Benjamin Dagdag Scholarship Grant
- Judge Roque Verzosa, Sr. Scholarship Foundation
- ISAC HS Batch '76 Scholarship Program
- ISAC HS Batch '78 Scholarship Program
- Gerry Florendo Scholarship Foundation