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NBS College partners with Bukas, continues legacy of National Book Store in Philippine education


Fact: Student life would not be complete without a trip to the National Book Store.

With “school supplies” almost synonymous with the 80-year-old brand, National Book Store is a household name in the Philippines that needs no introduction. This well-loved and trusted education partner has been a part of every Filipino student’s learning journey with more than 200 branches nationwide and countless #LakingNational stories to boot. And the legacy continues with NBS College, a new higher learning institution founded in 2017 in honor of its beloved founder, Socorro Cancio-Ramos.

By partnering with Bukas, NBS College marches on with the same commitment of its parent brand to promote education and equip today’s youth with knowledge and wisdom for the future. Here’s what students can expect with this newly-launched partnership.

Modern payment for modern education

NBS College may be founded in tradition but it boasts of modern education, complete with modern facilities and dynamic environment for today’s learners. Including a new and alternative way to pay for tuition. That’s where Bukas' tuition installment plan comes in. Did you know that you can pay your tuition in installments? With Bukas, you can!

By officially joining the roster of Bukas partner schools across the country, all current and incoming students of NBS College can now avail of a tuition installment plan to pay for their studies from first year until graduation. This includes all year levels, regardless of degree and GPA status. Even students with scholarships are welcome to apply!

What is Bukas?

Bukas is an education financing company that provides affordable and secure tuition plans to Filipinos who are in college, graduate school, or specialized learning institutions. With the vision of building a better tomorrow for Filipino youths through quality, accessible education, Bukas works closely with top colleges and universities across the country to provide students with more options to finance their studies through its integrated tuition installment plan.

What is a Bukas tuition installment plan?

A Bukas tuition installment plan, or simply a student loan, is a safe, secure, and flexible way to pay for your tuition. When you enroll at NBS College with Bukas, we can cover up to 100% of your tuition for the semester while you pay back the approved tuition amount in low and affordable monthly installments.

Take note that every installment plan comes with an interest rate starting at only 1.5% monthly and a one-time 4.5% service fee.

How does the Bukas tuition installment plan work?

When you apply and get approved for an installment plan, Bukas will pay your tuition directly to NBS College. You will then have to pay your Bukas dues every month through our online and over-the-counter payment partners.

For example, if you need Php 20,000 for your tuition next semester, you can get an installment plan from Bukas and pay as low as Php 2,041.67 every month for 12 months instead of making a one-time tuition payment.

If a 12-month plan is too long for you, you can also choose to pay off your tuition plan within 3, 6 or 9 months. Since Bukas only charges interest for the months you consume your student loan, a shorter plan means bigger savings for you. It’s up to you!

Want to get an estimate based on your actual tuition at NBS College? Try out our calculator!

What are the requirements to apply for a Bukas tuition installment plan?

Interested in applying for a Bukas plan next semester? Make sure you meet all these requirements:

1. You must be successfully enrolled in a program at NBS College;

2. You have a source of income. This can be yours, your co-borrower’s, or both; and

3. You and your co-borrower must be Filipino citizens and at least 18 years old.

Got questions about your co-borrower? Check out our Help Center!

How can NBS College students apply for a tuition installment plan?

Applying for a Bukas tuition installment plan is simple and convenient. The whole application process is fully online so you can do it anytime, anywhere! No more physical documents to fill out and long lines to worry about. Just make sure to prepare correct, accurate, and complete documents for a smooth and hassle-free process then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Create your account at https://app.bukas.ph

Step 2: Fill-out the application form. Upload all your documents.

Step 3: Submit your application. Wait for feedback and approval within 3-5 working days.

Once your application is approved, make sure to confirm your tuition plan agreement through your Bukas account. When confirmed, Bukas will then disburse your approved tuition amount directly to NBS College. After that, you’re officially enrolled and you can start repaying your monthly dues to Bukas through our official payment partners.

Continuing the legacy for a better tomorrow

Carrying on the legacy of the National Book Store, students can be assured that NBS College will continue to deliver excellence in the classroom and prepare them with real-word education for the future. With Bukas as its partner, you can even pursue your studies in college without worrying about your finances! A win-win situation for every Filipino student. Here are the six degree program offerings offered at NBS College:

  • BS Accountancy
  • BS Accounting Information System
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Entrepreneurship
  • BS Tourism Management

Get started with your Bukas application at NBS College!

Visit: www.bukas.ph/partners/nbscollege

Learn more about Bukas and how we make education affordable for thousands of Filipino students like you. Apply for a tuition installment plan in your upcoming enrollment, and join our growing community for more tips and advice about all things student life! A better tomorrow awaits. Sa’yo ang Bukas!

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