The DSWD launched a program before the start of the school year to assist low-income families in sending their children to school. The AICS Educational Assistance Program, which will last six weeks, will provide financial aid to families. In DSWD Field Office 10, you have to process it through an online registration QR code link.
Region 10 students (Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, and Camiguin) may learn more about this procedure in the sections below. In August and September, beneficiaries could earn anything from P1,000 to P4,000. Members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), on the other hand, are not eligible for this cash assistance.
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.
The news has gotten somewhat controversial since it was first published, as a result of how the administration addressed the issue. Despite this, the department is continuing to aid those who require and qualify for financial assistance.
What exactly is the AICS Educational Assistance Program?
The AICS program, an abbreviation for “Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations,” provided by DWSD, helps those who need it with food, medicine, transportation costs, and other essentials. The rules of this program will be further discussed below. This guide will teach you more about who is eligible for the program and how it works.
The Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) – Educational Assistance Program, often referred to as the AICS, is a financial aid program for students who are in dire need. This money can be used to cover school fees, textbooks, supplies, projects, allowances, and other related expenses. Because there is only so much money available, the DSWD has prioritized assisting “students in crisis.”
DSWD Field Office 10 Qualifications
What does it mean to say that a student is “in crisis”? The DSWD says that a student in crisis is a:
- Working student;
- The breadwinner of the family;
- Child of a solo parent;
- A 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.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Educational Assistance Program offers the following benefits:
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
DSWD Educational Assistance Program’s Requirements
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.
How to Claim DSWD Financial Assistance for Education in Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Camiguin
For STUDENT-IN-CRISIS in the whole region who doesn’t have an appointment or priority number yet, you can make an online appointment via this link: http://bit.ly/dswd10_educ_assistance
The DSWD Field Office 10 will also inform you that after the online appointment, you will receive a text message from DSWD F10 regarding the status OR schedule and the place where the DSWD social worker will be processed and assessed if you are qualified to receive educational assistance.
This process is for those in Region 10 (Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Camiguin).
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 10’s social workers.
As for the schedule of the “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 water and food.
Note: For those who wish to register, walk-in registration is temporarily suspended; however, the online link can be used to register until 5 pm, August 28, 2022 (Sunday).
Video: The DSWD Educational Assistance Program
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 in each category 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 email@example.com 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 payout 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 program or any other DSWD program, please call their Agency Operations Center (AOC) at the numbers listed below.
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 DSWD’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations Educational Program has given out more than PHP 48 million in scholarships. Students who meet the criteria will be able to finance their education using roughly PHP 140 million worth of program funds. If you or your child is a student who may qualify for this program, contact your local DSWD office.
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.
Contact Information: DSWD Field Office 10
If you have any questions, please contact the DSWD Field Office 10 at the following address:
Address: Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, 9000, Misamis Oriental
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