How Can You Apply For The DSWD Educational Assistance Program?

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is among the bodies of the Philippine government tasked to care for the welfare of Filipinos. Other than this, they also hold different opportunities like scholarships and job offers to those who want to be involved with them.

In this article, we will be guiding everyone who is interested in applying for the DSWD educational assistance program. In fact, there is an ongoing call done by the DSWD—so here are the things you need to know if you qualify the program and also how you can apply for it.

DSWD's educational assistance program

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What is the DSWD Educational Assistance Program?

The DSWD educational assistance program is a financial aid for the education of certain people of eligibility. Back in March of 2018, they made the clarification that they are not offering a scholarship; they’re offering a type of educational assistance for indigent students and other qualified students.

Emmanuel A. Leyco, DSWD Officer-in-Charge, said that the DSWD is not required or obliged to provide scholarships. However, the least they could offer is minimal financial aid for the education of indigent students.

It is not within DSWD’s mandate to implement scholarship programs, but we provide minimal educational assistance as we recognize that indigent students need help in addressing other school-related expenses.”

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Who can apply for DSWD’s educational assistance program?

The announcement from the DSWD states that the people qualified to avail the DSWD educational assistance program are:

  • Working students
  • Vocational students
  • Technical students
  • Students from State Colleges and Universities (SUCs)
  • Relocation or displacement-struck families; and
  • Overseas Filipinos (OFs) deported back in the Philippines

These people are qualified to apply and register for the DSWD educational assistance program. Of course, telling the DSWD of their situation won’t seem fit—they would have to present requirements for the department to validate and authorize their application.

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What requirements are needed?

As per the DSWD, these are what interested applicants need to bring:

  • Applicant’s valid ID together with the enrollment or assessment form; Certificate of Registration or Enrollment;
  • Valid School ID
  • If college level: the Statement of Account (SoA)
  • The applicant needs to obtain a Certificate of Indigency or Residency from the barangay that the applicant belongs to.

Documentary requirements:

Other than those, here are other documents interested applicants need to submit to be able to apply for the DSWD educational assistance program:

  1. Original and photocopy of the valid ID of the applying student and the parent;
  2. Photocopy of:
    • Enrollment Form
    • Registration Form
  3. Compile all of the documents in an A4 folder;
  4. Submit it to the DSWD Central Office.

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Important notes to remember:

All photocopied documents must have a mark which says that they are the Certified True Copy. Also, when you submit all of your documents, show the original copies of them to the assigned worker and make sure you get an assigned number or a serial number.

Which students can apply?

In their announcement, they said that elementary or grade school students, high school students, and college level students can apply for the DSWD educational assistance program.

The deadline of the elementary students for the DSWD educational assistance program was on the 22nd of June 2019; high school level was on the 29th of June 2019; and college level was on the 14th of September 2019.

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How much would interested applicants get?

To all parents and students who are inquiring about how much they’re going to get, elementary students will receive P1,500.00; P2,000.00 for high school students; and last but definitely not the least college students will receive P3,000.00.

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You can read the full document by the DSWD here. The document discusses all of the guidelines and support to those who are eligible to apply for the educational assistance.

What do you think about the DSWD’s educational assistance program? Do you think that this will be a big help to those students who are in need? Do you think that this educational assistance is drastically going to be an effective means of them learning even if they can’t?


Comments

  1. margarette porcioncula says

    Ako po ay college student, if ever po ba nagpunta kami sa exact day marerelease po ba agad yung pera? i mean oneday process po ba sya?

  2. Nenita E Flores says

    Paano po mag apply sa isang katulad ko single parent po ako namasukan po ako dito sa Mynila bilang kasambahay ang anak ko po ay nsa Bohol nag aaral
    My 2 po akong anak grade 7 po ang panganay ko at grade 5 nman po ang sumunod.
    Ngayon ko po nabasa ang post na ito.

  3. Pag student din po ung maglalakad ng req. need pa po ba ng i.d rin ng parents then may tatak din na ctc?

  4. Lydia Soriano says

    Now q lng din nkita tong announcement nyo & tapos na ang deadline, 4 anak q,, 2 elem at 2 h.s., aaply sana if pwde pa, ang tumal ng benta nming kakanin ngaun at kasalukuyang suspendido ang STL n pinapasukan kya hirap n hirap kmi now s totoo lng, help po sna please…

  5. Dolores F Diwa says

    Single parent po ako may 1 anak n nsa 1st year collage at may 1 apo nsa elementarya na ako nag papaaral sa tulong ng aking munting tindahan pwede po ako mag apply sa pantawid pamilya member kasi po ako lng nagttaguyod sa kanila

  6. Jessa villamin says

    Pwd po ba akong magpa member single mom po ako tatlo po yung anak ko dalawa yung ng aaral simula po ng maghiwalay po kmi ng kinakasama ko ai ako na po ang dumagoyod sa tatlo kung anak ..wla na mn po binibigay na supporta yung papa nila sana po pwd mo ako

  7. Bkit po hanggang ngayon ndi po makapasok ang mga anak ko 2bisis npo ako nai-interview ng dswd sa bahay.ano po ang pwyde ko gawin para malaman ko po.

  8. Sarah Jane B. Salazar says

    pwede po ba ang ALS passers..kaka graduate ko lng po last july 10..

  9. Arlien Degiawe says

    Pwede rin bang iapply ko yung mga pamangkin ko.wala na silang mga magulang. Patay na sila,

  10. Candy oliva says

    Hi po pede pu ba mag PA member sa pantawid single mom. Thanks po Para pu sa ate ko Sana..

  11. Sana po pede yung mga single parent na may mga anak na nag aaral din lalo na yung wala sa minimum yung income.

  12. Maricon Sapetin says

    Totoo PO bang pag SA ibang lugar ka mag schoo ay d ka na pwede mag apply ng dswd scholarship? Kasi taga Catbalogan Po kmi then Ang Anak ko ay sa tacloban n LNU NAGenrol kasi Doon lang mayroon Ang kurso NYA na tourism allign sa k12 track NYA..nag ask ako dito sa Catbalogan dswd assistance Ang sabi dito Hindi daw NILA cover kasi labas na ng catbalogan area..Ang tanong ko Po..wala na po bang chance na makapag appt Ang Anak na na1st year college?

  13. Teresa macayan says

    Kaylan po b makukuha ang pera s educ. Assist. pag nk pag aaply n until now wala p rin text or call n nang gagaling s kanila high school student po yung anak ko..salamat po

  14. Rudelyn Andaya says

    Pwede po ako dlwa anak k puro elementary po

  15. Loiweza abaga says

    Pwd din po ba ako mag apply college student po ako and hirap po ang magulang ko sa pang financial po paano po mag apply?

  16. Jannet S. Maldo says

    Magandang balita po ito para sa akin isang single mom, namatay na po asawa ko last October 2018 may tatlong anak po ako panganay 1st year college, pangalawa grade 9 student at ang bunso ko ay grade 7. Sa totoo lang po ay naka pag apply na po ako ddto sa amin MSWD ofis ng SOLO PARENT mayroon na po akong natanggap na ID card. At hindi ko po alam kong itong programa na ito ay isa lang ba nitong post nyo na EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE??? At ang tanong ko lang po ay ano Ba ang pwed naming matanggap bilang isang SOLO PARENT?

  17. Alysse alunen says

    Ngaun ko lng po nabasa ang announcement nyo. Pwede q po ba i apply ang nag iisa qng anak. Single mom po aq at malaking tulong po qng makaka pasok ang anak q s programa ninyo

  18. gusto ko rin po mag apply dto sa programang ito, kc my dalawa akong anak na nag aaral isang grade 9 at isang kinder 2, pro paano po?

  19. 4 poh ang anak ko,isang grade 7 at grade 3 at grade 1 at 1yr old….asawa ko LNG poh ang ngtatrabaho,namamasada poh xa ng tricycle…gusto ko poh makasali s 4p’s.

    • Rowena Ramos says

      naku nag apply ako jan iaangvtaon na wala parin patawag mga nagtrtrabaho aa dswd kinorakot ang pondo pinapirma ang anak ko aa reliaing pero wala naman kami natangap kahit piso naaalala ko pa nagtyaga ako pumila naulanan pakmi ng anak ko nun nagpapicture kahit walng wala na ako pera ngaun wal man lang update

    • Rowena Ramos says

      naku nag apply ako jan iaangvtaon na wala parin patawag mga nagtrtrabaho aa dswd kinorakot ang pondo pinapirma ang anak ko aa reliaing pero wala naman kami natangap kahit piso naaalala ko pa nagtyaga ako pumila naulanan pakmi ng anak ko nun nagpapicture kahit walng wala na ako pera ngaun wal man lang update

    • Zenaida s. Abequibel says

      how to applu 4ps po?

  20. Marissa gabieta says

    Pwede PA po ba mg apply dyan

  21. Micky garcia says

    Pwd po ba sumali ang 3 ang anak sa pantawid pilipino
    Program.

  22. ako po lima po yung nagaaral kong anak 2 po yung high school ko dalawa din po yung elementary ko chaka isang dsy care meron po b dto nyan s talavera nueva ecija pwede p po bng magapply at paano po.

  23. Paano po mag apply para sa educational asssistance?

  24. Jona Germina says

    Hi po! Pwedi po ba ako mag apply, mag sesecobd year college po Sana ako, kaso nahinto po ako ngayon dahil sa financial problem po, saan po ba pwedi kumuha ng form?
    Salamat po.

  25. Jergin P. Alvaniz says

    Hi po isa po akong solo parents pwd po ba akong mag apply may dalawa akong anak isang senior high at grade 10 .

  26. Estelita G.Estimada says

    Pwede po bang maka avail kahit d po kmi 4ps 3 po anak ko sa elementary….kakainggit naman mga 4ps…karamihan sa kanila nag aani cla ng palay panu naman po kmi na walqng inaani bumili dn po kmi ng bigas

  27. Sittie Fatimah Lawi says

    Paano magpa member ng pantawid?

  28. Ano po Ang requirement pra p mka pag apply po ako dalawa po anak sa elementary tpos minsan walang trabaho Asawa k,nsa construction po sya,Sana meron dto sa tacloban

  29. Lilibeth Castillo says

    Paano po ako makakauha ng form… My tatlo po akong anak na nagaaral puro po Elementary..

  30. Jemalyn p canete says

    Saan po ba Ang dswd central office?

  31. Bia Ermilyn Garcia says

    Pwede pa po ba mgpasa ngaung august?

  32. angelie berbardo says

    pwede po ba member ng pantawid?

  33. Alvi tolentino says

    Bakit po 1,000,lang po ang binigay nila sa elementary,eh ang nakalagay dyan sa post nyo ay 1,500,ang makukuha saan naman po napunta yung 500,na dapat binigay nila,kinurakot na naman ba?

  34. Daisy naga says

    Meron po ba nian dto sa albay kase Lima student ko at yung asawa ko po d makapagtrabho at may sakit 4po ang elementary ko at isa po ang highschool ko po.

  35. Jessalyn buban says

    Gusto ko din po sana mag apply meron po ba d2 sa imus cavite? I have 2kids kasi grade 3 and grade 1

  36. Maureen gallegis says

    Hi po ask ko lng solo parent ako pede po ba un anak ko coleage at high school tnx

  37. liza anna says

    hello po good evening,,pwd po mtulungan ang anak ko n maka avail po cya ng schoolarship disidido po sya mag aral at matataas ang grades nya kaso kapos po kmi sa pera dahil tatlo po cla n studyante ko,,sna po matulungan dn po cya ng programa nyo..slmat po

  38. Rosemariedevera says

    Mayroon dn po b dito sa pangasinan yan?pwd b ng apply anak ko college n po xa…5 po ang at ng aaral po laht.big help po kung makakapasok po ung anak ko dito.kabilang din po km sa 4ps.thank you and godbless!!

  39. good day po.! pwede po ba na ID lang ng guardian ko ang gamitin ko beacause kay tita ako ngayon nakatira

  40. Christine Cas says

    Saan po kukuha ng form?

  41. Pwidi po ako..??isa po akong nanay…na magpapatuloy din ng pag aaral sa college…dalawang anak ko . Kinder [email protected]

  42. Josephine carpio says

    Hi po pwede po ba ako kc yung bunso q kinder palang xia at yung panganay ko ay pwd 15yrs opd na xia kaso di xia nag aaral dahil di xia nakakapagsalita….

  43. mylen solaturio says

    Helo po Kong dito sa mindanao may ofer den po bah ang dswd ofis?

  44. Jora Rapal Tuquib says

    I have 5 children, 3 of them are in Grade 8 and 2 Grade 5’s. Me and my hubby, are jobless. Can we avail this financial assistance for the needs of our children specificaly for school needs, like shoes, additional uniforms and other things needed for school?..Thank you and God bless!

  45. April Joy Alvez says

    Hi po, ask ko lang po kung pwede po ba ako? Ksi 2018 nag aral po ako ng first sem lang ksama po ako sa 4ps kso nahinto ako ng tapos mag aaral po ulit ako ngayon pede po ba ako mag apply dito?

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