[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”150″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”14215″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css_animation=”none”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educational institutions to close, heavily impacting the learning environment of more than 168 million children worldwide. 
In the Philippines, the modified academic calendar and shift from classroom to distance learning have been truly challenging for students, teachers, and even parents/guardians. Apart from the country looking unprepared for a remote learning approach, the finances of Filipino households have been adversely affected by quarantine guidelines and policies. 
According to a report by UNICEF, The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Households in NCR, parents and guardians have expressed concern about the switch to distance learning. Some of the concerns raised include money for phone credit and data, lack of (up-to-date) gadgets, unstable Internet connection, and parents’ unavailability to guide their children with schoolwork.
With the early registration for School Year (SY) 2021-2022 closing soon, we encourage parents to look ahead and plan their finances as soon as possible. Having a simple and realistic budget will allow them to pay for the essentials.
Here are the major school expenses that parents need to be on top of:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]1. Tuition fees
No matter what the learning setup a child is currently in, tuition fees occupy the largest chunk of school costs. Today, more and more schools are offering financial aid options. However, with tuition hikes and miscellaneous fees, the budget may still be inadequate.
Since some schools are already welcoming reservations for the next school year, parents can use this period to their advantage. Doing prepayment of reservation/tuition fees through Uploan is definitely a sound decision in order to build a stable and brighter future for their child
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2. Supplementary learning programs
There are a bunch of classes being offered online that provide holistic educational experiences for young learners – from extra academic support through tutorial or remedial sessions to sports clinics to dance lessons!
Gifting these kinds of learning opportunities to children is now achievable without breaking the bank. Parents can borrow educational funds via Uploan to give their children the chance to further improve on several aspects of their development.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]3. E-learning tools
Since the kickoff of distance learning, smart devices or gadgets have become a required learning tool. Students are then obligated to purchase a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or any other equipment (probably a printer!) that would help them to accomplish school requirements.  
A stable Wi-Fi connection is also essential as some schools distribute assignments through Internet-based applications. Class discussions and group activities are also being done using video conferencing tools.
In order to support their kid’s e-learning activities, parents can take advantage of Uploan’s personalized financial products. Other than gadgets, parents will also be able to buy books and other learning resources necessary for their children’s education.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Managing a child’s education expenses can be a nightmare for parents but it can also be a rewarding experience. A solid and realistic financial plan is the hack to outsmart these tuition and miscellaneous fees. Should you find yourself looking for an affordable way to fund any form of education, Uploan is here for your financial needs.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]