Claim DSWD Region 11 Education Cash Assistance Davao Region

Before the start of the school year, the DSWD began a program to provide low-income families with financial aid to send their children to school. The AICS Educational Assistance Program, which will run for six weeks, will give financial assistance to families.

Students in region 11 (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani) can read more about how to claim the educational cash aid below.

August and September beneficiaries could make anywhere from P1,000 to P4,000. However, members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), cannot receive this cash help.

Also Read: Access DSWD Educational Assistance Online Registration Form Link QR Code

Despite this, a few of the 4Ps have already received funding to assist them. The DSWD previously requested that members who received financial aid should return it. Even though this was the case, no one responded to 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.

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What is the AICS Educational Assistance Program?

AICS is a DWSD that assists persons in need in obtaining food, medicine, and other necessities. The term AICS refers to “Assistance To Individuals In Crisis Situations.” This case serves as an example of how the program can assist individuals in continuing their education. More information about who is eligible for the program, what the requirements are, and how it works will be presented later in this document.

The Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) – Educational Assistance Program, also known as the AICS, is a government program that provides financial assistance to students in need. This money can be used to pay for school fees, books, supplies, projects, allowances, and other educational necessities. The DSWD has prioritized assisting “students in crisis,” because the budget is simply limited.

DSWD Field Office 11 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.

Benefits of the DSWD Educational Assistance Program

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

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 Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani

Note: Walk-in has been currently suspended. Please follow the updates from the official Facebook Page of the Region 11 – DSWD Field office.

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 by Field Office 11’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: Walk-in has been currently suspended. Please follow the updates from the official Facebook Page of the Region 11 – DSWD Field office.

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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 given to students is 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) more than 4 thousand pesos 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 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.

Telephone: 0822271964


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 money to more than 48,000 students. The program will allow eligible individuals to pay for their education using about PHP 140 million worth of program funds. If you or your child are a student who may benefit from 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 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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