Prouni: understand what changes in the program after MP signed by Bolsonaro

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The Provisional Measure (MP) that brings changes to the University for All Program (Prouni), published by President Jair Bolsonaro in the Official Gazette this Tuesday (7), changes some rules regarding the program that grants full and partial scholarships in colleges private individuals.

Previously, Prouni covered only students who attended high school in public or private institutions with full scholarship. Now, according to the General Secretariat of the Presidency, private education graduates with partial scholarships will also have access.

The Provisional Measure comes into effect on the date of its publication, however, some points will take effect as of July 1, 2022, such as the flexibility in the criteria for scholarships to enter the program.

There was also a change in the reservation of quotas for blacks, indigenous peoples and people with disabilities. With the new measure, the percentage of blacks, browns or indigenous people and people with disabilities will be considered in isolation, and no longer together.

In a statement, Palácio do Planalto states that the new rules improve inclusion policies in higher education, reduce idleness in the occupation of previously available places and promote less bureaucracy.

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Who can apply to Prouni:

Candidates who do not have a college degree, who have participated in the last Enem and obtained at least 450 points in the average of the exam grades, and a grade greater than zero in the essay, can apply.

The candidate chooses up to two options of educational institutions, courses and shifts, according to the order of preference and their socioeconomic profile.

Previous requirement:

  • Participant should have completed high school in a public school or in a private school with a full scholarship;
  • Be a person with a disability (if you do not meet the first requirement);
  • Be a public school teacher, in the teaching of basic education and integrate the institution’s permanent staff, and apply for scholarships in undergraduate courses (if you do not meet the above requirements);
  • 100% scholarship for students with gross family income of up to 1.5 minimum wages per person;
  • 50% scholarship for students with gross family income of up to 3 minimum wages per person.

Requirements after Provisional Measure:

  • Participant must have completed high school at a public school or at a private school with a full or partial scholarship from the school itself;
  • The percentage of blacks, browns or indigenous people and people with disabilities will be considered in isolation, and no longer together;
  • The selection also includes the possibility of exempting the presentation of the document that proves the family income and the situation of people with disabilities, when the information is available in databases of government agencies;
  • The MP also provides for the inclusion of a suspension penalty imposed on those who fail to comply with the obligations assumed in the adhesion term and the readmission of the university’s sponsor, punishable by disengagement.

“Change does not attack inequalities in education”

The access of paying students or students with partial scholarships to Prouni does not become “good news” for combating inequalities in access to higher education, assessed Cláudia Costin, director of the Center for Educational Policies at FGV, to CNN.

“Putting Prouni, by provisional measure, without discussion from society, for sectors of the middle class who are in private schools – for a minority to have free access to private colleges – does not seem right to me,” said Costin in an interview this Tuesday .

*With information from Agência Brasil

Reference: CNN Brasil

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