How to Apply DSWD Region 11 Educational Cash Assistance

The DSWD launched a program before the start of the school year to provide low-income families with the financial assistance needed to send their children to school. The AICS Educational Assistance Program, which will run for six weeks, will provide financial assistance to families. Region 11 students (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani) can learn more about how to claim the educational cash aid below.

Beneficiaries could make anywhere from P1,000 to P4,000 in August and September. Members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), however, can’t get this cash help.

Still, some of the 4Ps have already gotten money to help them. Before, the DSWD asked 4Ps members who got cash aid to give it back. Even though this was the case, no one answered the request.

And, as a result of how the administration handled the problem, this has recently become somewhat controversial. Despite this, the department continues to support students who need and deserve financial aid.

How to Apply DSWD Educational Cash Assistance in Region 11

What is the AICS Educational Assistance Program?

AICS is a DWSD program that helps those in need acquire food, medicine, transportation, and other necessities. The abbreviation AICS stands for “Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations.” Assistance is provided in this case so that the individual can continue their education. Reading the rest of this guide will teach you more about who is eligible for the program, the rules, and how it works.

As the name implies, the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) – Educational Assistance Program provides financial assistance to students in need. This money can be used to pay for the beneficiaries’ school fees, books, supplies, projects, allowances, and other expenses.

The DSWD is focusing on aiding “students in crisis” because the program has limited funding only.

Qualifications for the DSWD Educational Assistance Program by DSWD Field Office 11

What does it mean to say that a student is “in crisis”? The DSWD says that a student in crisis is one who is a:

  • Working student;
  • Breadwinner of the family;
  • Child of a solo parent;
  • Child whose parents are unemployed;
  • Child of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW);
  • Child of a parent with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV);
  • Orphaned/abandoned child living with relatives;
  • Victim of abuse; or
  • Victim of calamity or natural disaster.

Benefits of the DSWD Educational Assistance Program by DSWD Field Office 11

How much money does the program provide to aid with school expenses? Qualified individuals may be eligible for the following financial assistance, depending on their educational background:

  • Elementary — PHP 1,000.00
  • High School — PHP 2,000.00
  • Senior High School — PHP 3,000.00
  • Vocational/College — PHP 4,000.00

Requirements of the DSWD Educational Assistance Program by DSWD Field Office 11

Individuals who are eligible to apply for DSWD Educational Assistance must meet the following requirements:

  • School ID of the student;
  • Valid ID of parent or guardian;
  • Certificate of Registration/Enrollment; and
  • Statement of Account indicating the name of the school and the student’s miscellaneous fees.

NOTE: The aid will be given to the child’s parent or legal guardian for their education. To avoid complications during the process, ensure that the documents are authentic and accurate. Anyone who produces false documents will face legal consequences.

Procedures to Avail of the DSWD Educational Assistance Program – DSWD Region 11 (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani)

UPDATE: The Drop box submission walk-in process has been suspended. DSWD Region 11 has posted that they are currently postponing the drop box procedure and advised everyone to wait for updates on the next ways to claim the cash aid.

Step 1: WALK IN | Go to the nearest regional or satellite office of DSWD XI this Saturday, August 27, 2022. Bring two (2) photocopies of the requirements to be presented.
Step 2: DROP YOUR DOCUMENTS IN THE DROP BOX | Apart from the requirements, list on a clean sheet all family members, livelihood or source of income, the birthday of each family member, and the active cellphone number of the person processing the application.
Step 3: WAIT FOR TEXT MESSAGE | Wait for the official text from DSWD XI for the details of your assessment schedule.
Step 4: INTERVIEW & ASSESSMENT | DSWD XI social workers will conduct an assessment and interview to ascertain the qualifications of those who applied for such assistance. Make sure to bring a valid I.D., a copy of the requirements, and the original copies of it. The schedule of assessments will depend on the number of people applying for assistance.
Step 5: RELEASING OF THE ASSISTANCE | After the assessment, if the social worker proves that the applicant is qualified, they will go straight to receive the assistance.

This process is for those in Region 11 (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani).

‎Only clients who have received the confirmation text will be assessed for Educational Assistance. All successful applicants will go through an interview assessment of the Field Office 11’s social workers.‎

As for the schedule of “Educational Assistance Payout,” this will be held every Saturday, on the following dates: August 20, August 27, September 3, September 10, September 17, and September 24, 2022 — at the DSWD Central Office and Field Offices.

Reminder: ‎‎Those who receive text messages are advised to bring their own water and food.‎

Video: The DSWD Educational Assistance Programs

Watch this Facebook video of DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo about the AICS – Educational Assistance Program:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some frequently asked inquiries regarding the DSWD’s AICS Educational Assistance Program in the meantime:

1. How much educational assistance can I get?

The financial aid amounts are as follows: (a) PHP 1,000 for elementary school; (b) PHP 2,000 for high school; (c) PHP 3,000 for senior high school; and (d) PHP 4,000 for vocational/college.

2. How do I know if I am qualified for educational assistance?

As previously indicated, the program is strictly for “students in crisis.” If you are one of the following, you are considered a student in crisis: (a) working student; (b) family breadwinner; (c) child of a single parent; (d) child whose parents are unemployed; (e) child of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW); (f) child of a parent infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); (g) orphaned/abandoned child living with relatives; (h) victim of abuse

3. How can I apply for educational assistance?

Send an email to or go to the nearest regional or field office to ask for help with school. Before deciding whether or not to help you pay for school, a social worker will look at your request.

4. When is the pay out of the educational assistance?

In 2022, the following Saturdays will see the distribution of the DSWD’s educational assistance: August 20, August 27, September 3, September 10, September 17, and September 24. The DSWD Central Office opens on the specified days at 7:00 a.m. to accept applications and start disbursing funds, while DWSD Field Offices across the nation open at 8:00 a.m.

5. Who can I call to ask about the program?

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this programme or any other DSWD program, please call their Agency Operations Center (AOC) at the numbers listed below.

  • Smart — 0943 464 8026 / 0943 464 8086 / 0932 933 3251
  • Globe — 0995 715 3926 / 0995 715 3934

NOTE: The aforementioned lines can be reached from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.


As of August 20, 2022, the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations Educational program of DSWD had given money to more than 48,000 students. Those who qualify for the program will be able to pay for their studies through the about PHP 140 million worth of program funds. Contact your local DSWD office if you or your child are a student who is eligible for this programme.

DISCLAIMER: The main goal of this guide is to provide people with general information. You can find out more about the Educational Assistance Program by going to your DSWD regional office’s official website and Facebook page.

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Contact Information: DSWD Field Office 11

If you have any questions, please contact the DSWD Field Office 11 at the following address:

Address: R. Magsaysay Avenue cor. Suazo Street, Davao City, Philippines
Telephone: 0822271964

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