In the Philippines, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) offers an educational financial assistance program for students under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) Program. This program provides a one-time cash grant to help underprivileged students with the cost of books, tuition, or other school-related expenses.
This is a one-time grant to help students in crisis use the amount to help with their education, whether through books, tuition, or other school-related expenses. They currently have an existing program for underprivileged students where they are handing over cash assistance between 1000 to 4000 Philippine Pesos.
The amount of the cash grant depends on the level of education of the student. For example, college students will receive a higher amount than those in elementary or high school.
If you are a Filipino student coming from a low-income household, you may check if you are qualified for this program by going over the requirements, qualifications, and process on how to apply through the registration link provided in this post.
What is DSWD?
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is the government agency that administers social welfare and development programs in the Philippines. It is responsible for providing assistance to the poorest of the poor and marginalized sectors of society. They have a number of programs that cater to different sectors of society, including the elderly, persons with disabilities, women and children.
One of their projects is the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program, which provides temporary financial assistance to individuals and families due to unforeseen circumstances.
One of the components of the AICS is Educational Cash Assistance which provides financial aid to indigent students who are enrolled in elementary, high school, or college.
What is the DSWD Educational Cash Assistance through AICS Program?
The DSWD Educational Cash Assistance through AICS Program is a one-time financial assistance given to students who are in need. It is intended to help with the cost of books, tuition, or other school-related expenses.
The amount of cash grant will depend on the level of education of the student. For example, students in college will receive a higher amount than those in elementary or high school.
Benefits of the DSWD Educational Cash Assistance
The amount of the cash grant benefit will be determined based on the DSWD field office’s examination. The maximum cash assistance that a student may get is Php 4,000.00. On the amount per student depending on their educational level, please see the chart below:
- College / Vocational Level – PHP 4000
- Senior High School Level – PHP 3000
- High School Level – PHP 2000
- Elementary Level – PHP 1000
DSWD Educational Cash Payout 2022 Schedule
DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo announced that they have begun the cash distribution for the DSWD Educational Assistance this year. The schedule is Cash Payout is every Saturday from August 20 to September 24, 2022
- August 20, 2022
- August 27, 2022
- September 3, 2022
- September 10, 2022
- September 17, 2022
- September 24, 2022
- Must be a Filipino student
- students who are breadwinners of the family
- working students
- orphans living with relatives
- kids of solo parents or unemployed parents
- kids of a parent with HIV
- kids of a distressed OFW
- victims of abuse or calamity
- others with certain circumstances
The following documents are required to take advantage of this program:
- Student School ID
- Parent Valid ID
- Guardian Valid ID (as applicable)
- Enrollment Certificate of Student (Proof of enrollment)
- Statement of Account with the Name of the School
DSWD Field Offices
DSWD has many branch locations all over the Philippines. Please be advised that you need to consult with your local region’s DSWD Field Office for updated information on the registration link and procedures for the payout. The best way to stay updated is to visit their Facebook Page in the following links below:
- DSWD Field Office I – facebook.com/dswdfo1
- DSWD Field Office II – facebook.com/DSWDDos
- DSWD Field Office III – facebook.com/dswdfo3
- DSWD Field Office IV-A – facebook.com/dswdfo4a
- DSWD Field Office IV-B – facebook.com/dswdfomimaropa
- DSWD Field Office V – facebook.com/dswdfo5
- DSWD Field Office VI – facebook.com/dswd06
- DSWD Field Office VII – facebook.com/dswdfo7
- DSWD Field Office VIII – facebook.com/dswdeasternvisayas
- DSWD Field Office IX – facebook.com/dswdfo9
- DSWD Field Office X – facebook.com/dswdfo10
- DSWD Field Office XI – facebook.com/dswdfo11
- DSWD Field Office XII – facebook.com/people/DSWD-XII/100069260497757/
- DSWD Field Office NCR – facebook.com/dswdfoncr
- DSWD Field Office CAR – facebook.com/dswdfocar
- DSWD Field Office CARAGA – facebook.com/dswdcaraga
Note: Every week, the URL and QR codes may be adjusted; please keep an eye on the Facebook Page of your local DSWD office to ensure you don’t miss any changes.
Here is the post update from the official Facebook Page of the main office of DSWD Philippines:
Information Needed in the QR Vode Online Form Link – DSWD Assistance Google Doc:
Once you access the DSWD Educational Assistance QR code registration link, you are required to enter your information as accurately and honestly. Here’s a list of information required from you:
- Choose your current School Level
- Choose the Location to Collect the Allowance
- Enter Your Basic Personal Information
- Enter Your Student Address
- Enter Your School Information
- Enter Your Parents/Guardian Information
- Upload the Required School Document
How to Register in the DSWD Educational Assistance Program Online Application Form Link
There are no more walk-in processes available (except for select DSWD Field offices). The majority of the DSWD Field Offices require you to fill out the application form. Please see the step-by-step guide below:
Step 1: Access the QR Code Registration based on your local DSWD Field Office. As mentioned, each DSWD Field office has a specific QR code application form. Please visit the official Facebook Page of your local office to access the latest QR registration link.
Step 2: Fill out the form. Make sure that you have all the required information and documents ready before starting the form. Review your answers. Check if all the information you entered is correct and accurate.
Step 3: The DSWD Office will send a confirmation text message which will inform you of the appointment date and location. Do NOT go to the DSWD office to claim your payout unless you have the text message. This is very important or else you will not be entertained on site.
Step 4: On the day of the confirmed appointment, you may submit your document requirements to the DSWD officers on duty. Please ensure that you have all of the requirements before your appointment, as applicants who have missing documents may be denied.
Step 5: DSWD will review your information. Once you are approved, they will hand out the cash payout.
Announcement on DSWD AICS Educational Assistance Program Video
Secretary Erwin Tulfo announces the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) AICS Educational Assistance Program.
Press Conference on AICS Assistance Program Video
DSWD recently held a press conference to share updates on the AICS Assistance Program. Watch the video below for the release of educational assistance and the latest updates from the official sources:
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some FAQs that may help you with the DSWD Educational Assistance application process:
Q: How much cash benefit is the DSWD educational assistance?
A: The amount of educational assistance will depend on your current school level. You may receive PHP 1000, PHP 2000, PHP 3000, or PHP 4000.
Q: How often will I receive the cash assistance?
A: The cash aid is only given one-time every schoolyear.
Q: I am not a student, can I still apply for the DSWD educational assistance program?
A: No. The educational assistance is only given to students who are currently enrolled in school and those who are underprivileged.
Q: I am already working, can I still apply for the DSWD program?
A: No. This is intended for low-income household families who are struggling to make ends meet and need funds for education.
Q: How do I get the DSWD education online registration form link?
A: Each DSWD Field Office has a specific QR code application form. Please visit the official Facebook Page of your local office to access the latest QR registration link.
We would like to remind everyone that this DSWD Educational Assistance is intended for students who are struggling. Let us all do our part to help those who need it the most.
In conclusion, the Department of Social Welfare and Development offers educational assistance for underprivileged students in the form of a one-time cash aid. To apply, please follow the steps outlined in this article or access the QR Code Registration Form from your local DSWD Field Office’s Facebook Page.