Together with our partner schools, we’re improving emergency aid programs.
At Edquity, we strive for equity. Our unbiased application only asks students questions pertaining to their needs, and their eligibility is determined using an objective rubric. Unlike typical emergency aid applications, we don’t create bureaucratic hurdles for students, and we never ask students to tell us why they’re “worthy” of funds or to “perform their poverty.” That’s why, on average, it takes students seven minutes to complete our emergency aid application.
Tremendous burden on staff
It can take as long as 12 hours (across multiple days) to review a single emergency aid application. This creates challenges for staff that can pull them away from providing a more human-centered approach required for non-emergency aid-based support. At Edquity, we efficiently manage each step of the emergency aid process, from application design and intake to payment initiation, ensuring equitable decisions and allowing staff to focus on other student-centered work.
Students in crisis need funds fast. On average, it takes colleges and universities 13 days to get aid to students. That’s why at Edquity, we make sure students can receive their funds within 24 hours of receiving their approval.Read more about emergency aid