National Government Support to Students
The National Government created the line of grants to provide tuition assistance to the most vulnerable students of Public Higher Education Institutions, established within the framework of Decreto Legislativo 662 de 2020, by allocating additional resources from the National Government.
The National Government, since Ley 1955 de 2019, by which the National Development Plan 2018-2022 “Pacto por Colombia, pacto por la equidad” was adopted, incorporated the strategy of gradual free access to public higher education for young people in conditions of socio-economic vulnerability. Therefore, the Program for Access and Excellence in Higher Education “Generación E” was created, which, along with the Jóvenes en Acción Program of the Department of Social Prosperity, expects that by 2022, about 320,000 young people in the country will have access to the 63 public institutions of higher education in the country, receiving payment of 100% of the value of tuition and also with support for maintenance, as a strategy for permanence and graduation.
Jóvenes en Acción
Youth in Action is a program of the national government that accompanies young people in their technical, technological and / or professional training with the delivery of conditional cash transfers with the purpose of improving their capacities and opportunities for social mobility and welfare conditions. Likewise, pedagogical processes are provided to promote and strengthen their life skills in order to enhance their life project.
Generación E is a National Government program aimed at social transformation and the development of the country’s regions through access, permanence, and graduation to higher education for young people in economically vulnerable conditions. Generación E will allow 336,000 young people from all over the country to enter higher education and have more opportunities to advance in their life projects.
The Generación E program is divided into three components aimed at enabling the country’s young people to access higher education.
Equidad subsidizes 100% of the value of the ordinary net undergraduate tuition charged by public Higher Education Institutions for undergraduate programs with current qualified registration (professional technical, technological or university program) under any methodology (in-person or remote).
This component recognizes the academic merit of young high school graduates who have excelled with excellent results on the SABER 11° national test.
The National Government, committed to the strengthening of Public Higher Education, managed additional operating and investment resources so that, together with the universities and professional technical, technological and public university institutions, they can be allocated to improving the quality of the sector.