Is there a penalty for failure to render the six-month service obligation?

There is no direct penalty for not completing the program but the project team is required to submit a graduate tracer study to DOST at the end of the project’s three (3)-year period, where a record of graduates who were not able to comply with the service obligation, failed to complete the program and withdrew or canceled the program will be included. This, in turn, may affect future financial aid eligibility for other DOST programs. The decision regarding the financial aid eligibility will, however, be under DOST's discretion.