The percentage of students who enter higher education institutions is increasing every year. Therefore, the Malaysian Government has allocated some loans for students to further their studies at a higher level, for example PTPTN loan. PTPTN loan is a system that can help student to minimize them use of their own money on expenses. Definitions of PTPTN loan is a special fund established under auspices of the Ministry of education. Besides that, the objectives of PTPTN is for offering educational loans to all eligible Malaysian students pursuing their tertiary studies at selected institutions of higher learning in country. The amount of PTPTN loan for a diploma student is RM2500 per semester. However, that amount of money is not enough for architecture students especially DSB 5B students.
Most of the architecture students apply PTPTN loan to further their education. However, the loan provided for the architecture is not enough to cover their studies because the equipment for architecture is too expensive. The example of equipment is mounting board, butter paper, Art liner, test pad, A4 paper and some else. Approximately in a semester, these architecture students will have to spend around RM 500- RM 1000 just to buy the equipment needs for their studies. Hence, they do not have enough money for spend on other expenses. In addition, the architecture students also do not have free time to generate income to support their studies such as doing part time job after class. This is because their need give their full 100 % focus and time to finish their project.
Objectives * To investigate the reasons for inadequate allocation of PTPTN loan for DSB 5B students. * To determine the effects of inadequate allocation of PTPTN loan for DSB 5B students. * To propose ways to curb this problem in the future.