The Regional Ministry of Educational Development and Vocational Training opens on 26 October the deadline for Andalusian families with fewer resources to apply for the school cheque of 100 euros per child in compulsory education to cope with the increase in costs arising from inflation in the current school year. The Junta has earmarked a budget of 20 million euros for this initiative.
This aid, which can be requested from tomorrow 26 October until 9 November, is compatible with the receipt of any grant or study aid from the different public administrations.
Applications should preferably be submitted electronically through the Regional Ministry’s Virtual Secretary’s Office (https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/educacion/secretariavirtual/). They will be resolved on a competitive basis, with priority being given to the lowest per capita income of the family unit to which the beneficiary student belongs.
In order to speed up the procedures, if the applicants give their consent to the cross-referencing of data between administrations, they will not have to provide any documentation with the application. The Regional Ministry will be responsible for collecting the information necessary to determine the identification, residence, academic and family details of applicants.
The school cheque is intended for students enrolled in any of the stages of compulsory education (Primary, ESO, Basic Level Training Cycles and Special Education). It will be granted to each student whose family unit does not exceed the following family income threshold: Families with less than five members: 15,000 euros; from the fifth member onwards, 3,750 euros will be added for each new member of the family.
Regardless of the family income, the Cheque Escolar will be refused if the indicative thresholds of family wealth usually established for grants are exceeded.
The Regional Ministry of Educational Development and Vocational Training, in the current context of rising prices and their notable impact on the economy of Andalusian families, has decided to reinforce the aid programme to facilitate and promote access to quality public education. In this sense, the Andalusian Government has earmarked 738 million euros for different subsidised programmes and services in the 22-23 academic year.