The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines has announced that they are providing an educational assistance program for students who are facing financial difficulties. The department has set aside a budget for this initiative, which will be used to provide subsidies for tuition and other school fees. The benefits include an allowance between Php1000 to Php4000 for the qualified student. Requirements must be submitted and the student must be eligible to receive the cash grant.
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This Educational Assistance is part of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) project of DSWD that helps certain Filipino individuals in need of help in times of death or loss of a family member, illness, or in need of school assistance.
As the school year has begun, there is one-time cash assistance given to students who are really unable to afford their schooling. This application requires proof and screening from DSWD officers to make sure that only those who really need assistance will be given priority.
Those who wish to apply for either of these programs may visit the nearest DSWD office in their area. Please follow the general guidelines below to learn more information on the procedures to apply for the DSWD educational assistance.
What is the purpose of the DSWD Educational Assistance Program?
The purpose of the DSWD cash grant for educational purpose will help students who are in need of financial assistance for their schooling. The educational subsidy can be used to pay for tuition fees and other related expenses such as school supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses.
This program is intended to assist people in difficult situations as a result of death or illness in the family.
How much is the cash grant benefit for the DSWD Educational Cash Grant?
The amount of the cash grant benefit will depend on the assessment of the DSWD field office. The maximum subsidy that a student can receive is Php 4,000.00. Please see the chart below on the amount per student depending on their education level:
- College / Vocational Level – PHP 4000
- Senior High School Level – PHP 3000
- High School Level – PHP 2000
- Elementary Level – PHP 1000
Who are eligible to apply for the DSWD Educational Assistance?
The following is the list of beneficiaries for this assistance:
- orphans living with relatives
- working students
- breadwinners of the family
- kids of solo parents or unemployed parents
- kids of a distressed OFW
- kids of a parent with HIV
- victims of abuse or calamity
- others with unique circumstances
What are the requirements needed to apply for DSWD Educational Assistance?
Please prepare the following documents in order to avail of this program:
- School ID of Student
- Valid ID of the Parent / Guardian
- School Enrollment Certificate
- Statement of Account
NOTE: For minor applicants, the parents/guardian will be the one to receive the cash aid.
When will the applicants receive the DSWD Cash Assistance for Education grant?
The release of the educational subsidy will depend on the evaluation and approval of the DSWD field office handling your application. This year, the schedule of payout is done every Saturday starting August 20 to September 24, 2022
Payout Schedules are as follows:
- August 20, 2022
- August 27, 2022
- September 3, 2022
- September 10, 2022
- September 17, 2022
- September 24, 2022
How to Apply for DSWD Educational Cash Assistance Online Registration
Walk-ins are no longer allowed in order to apply for the DSWD Cash Assistance. There was an influx of crowd during the first day of cash distribution that the government authorities have made changes to make the application an online process. Please follow the steps below for your reference:
Step 1: Fill out a DSWD Educational Assistance Online Registration Form.
Depending on your nearest Field Office, the process may involve you filling out the registration form online and supplying your information. You may also choose to scan a QR code of the application form. You can also send an email to selected DSWD field offices.
One key thing to note here is to stay updated on the latest announcements from your local DSWD field office based on their Facebook Page announcements.
Step 2: Wait for a text message response from DSWD office which will indicate the date and schedule of the appointment.
You cannot go to the DSWD office or location of document submission unless you have a confirmed text message. Again, you cannot walk-in. You have to receive a Text Message before you can go to the site.
Step 3: Submit the document requirements on the day of the appointment.
Make sure to bring all the required documents on the day of your appointment. The DSWD field office will not entertain applicants who do not have complete requirements.
Step 4: DSWD will screen your application and interview you.
After receiving your documents, the DSWD social welfare officers will go over your application. There will also be an interview to verify the information you have provided on your application form as well as to get to know more about your unique circumstance. Once approved, they will hand over the cash benefit.
List of DSWD Field Office Facebook Pages
Again, please make sure to stay updated on the Facebook Page of each local DSWD office for the latest announcements. Here are the links to the official FB pages:
- 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
Video: DSWD Education Cash Aid 2022
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now accepting applications for the Educational Assistance Program for the school year 2022-2023. Here is a video by ANC247 about the DSWD Financial Assistance for Education with DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo at a Press Conference:
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions that may help clear up some confusion on the application process:
1. I am a college student, can I apply for the DSWD Educational Assistance?
The educational subsidy is available for students in tertiary, secondary, and primary levels. As long as you are enrolled in school and can provide the necessary requirements, you are qualified to apply.
2. Is there an age limit to apply for the DSWD Educational Assistance?
There is no age limit indicated in the announcement. However, applicants must be enrolled in school and pursuing a degree or diploma to be eligible for assistance.
3. How much is the DSWD cash subsidy?
The amount of subsidy will depend on the assessment of the social welfare officer. It will be between PHP 1000 to PHP 4000.
4. I am not from Metro Manila, can I still apply for the DSWD Educational Assistance?
The program is available nationwide. However, the application process may differ per region so it is best to stay updated on the announcements of your local DSWD field office through their Facebook Page.
5. Can I walk in to the DSWD office to apply?
No, you cannot walk in to any DSWD office to apply. You have to wait for a text message response which will indicate the date and schedule of your appointment.
6. Do I need to submit any requirements?
Yes, you will need to submit requirements such as school ID, proof of enrollment, birth certificate, and other documents that may be required by your local DSWD office.
7. When will I receive the DSWD cash subsidy?
The cash subsidy will be given on the day of your appointment after your application has been approved by the DSWD social welfare officer.
The DSWD Educational Assistance Program is a financial aid program for students who are in crisis. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in school and provide the necessary requirements, which include your school ID, proof of enrollment, birth certificate, and other documents as required by your local DSWD office.
The amount of subsidy will depend on the assessment of the social welfare officer but it will be between PHP 1000 to PHP 4000. The cash subsidy will be given on the day of your appointment after your application has been approved by the DSWD social welfare officer. Please follow this guide and stay updated on the announcements of your local DSWD office through their Facebook Page to apply for the DSWD Educational cash grant.