The UP Open University is implementing RA No. 10931 known as the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017” and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) which was approved and signed on 22 February 2018. The IRR of the law states that beneficiaries of the free college tuition are required to render return service to the University. Options and guidelines for return service will be announced before the start of the registration period for the First Trimester AY 2018-2019.

UP Open University undergraduate students may voluntarily opt out from availing the Free Tuition privilege, which will require accomplishing and submitting the Voluntary Opt-out Form. Students who take this option shall pay the full tuition and other fees, as his/her contribution to the university.