GUIDE: How to Apply for the DSWD Educational Assistance Program


Sec. Erwin Tulfo, head of the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) announced that the agency will provide a one-time educational assistance payout program for eligible students, with the amount depending on the student’s educational level.

The distribution of this payout will be every Saturday starting August 20, 2022, until September 24, 2022.

You can find more information about this financial assistance below.

Amount of Aid for Eligible Students

This one-time cash assistance will be given to qualified or eligible students in the following amounts:
  • Elementary - Php1,000
  • High School - Php2,000
  • Senior High School - Php3,000
  • College/Vocational courses - Php4,000

The amount is per student, but each family is only allowed to avail of educational assistance for a maximum of three students.

If you have more than three, it’s best to pick the students in higher levels because the financial assistance is higher for these levels.


The aid is designed for those who need help with their finances as they prepare for the start of classes. So, these are the eligible families:
1. Children from poor families
2. Children of solo parents, PWDs, and sick parents
3. Orphans or abandoned children
4. Children of tricycle and jeepney drivers, laundrywomen, househelpers, and other laborers
5. Students in crisis such as:
  • Breadwinner
  • Working student
  • Has no family/Living with relative
  • Child of a solo parent
  • Has parents with no source of living
  • Child of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
  • Child of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)
  • Child of HIV victims
  • Victim of Domestic Abuse
  • Victim of natural disasters


If you want to avail of this financial assistance, you need to present the following:
  • Valid school ID or document to prove that the child is enrolled in school
  • Authorization letter (if the parent can’t process the assistance)
  • Valid ID of the parents or guardian

Take note of the following:

Parents of elementary and high school students are NOT required to bring their kids to the DSWD offices to avail of this assistance. 

Senior high school students, college students, and also those taking vocational courses can process the assistance at the DSWD offices by themselves.

Where to Avail

All eligible beneficiaries can visit their nearest DSWD office or the central office in Batasan, Quezon City to receive financial assistance.

Walk-ins are allowed, but the DSWD also encourages online prelisting

Schedule of Distribution

The distribution will start at 7 a.m. every Saturday for the following schedules: 

August 20
August 27
September 3
September 10
September 17
September 24

You can also watch the video announcement here:

Further Announcement:


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