Emergency aid, backed by expert research

Edquity uses expert-backed technology to distribute emergency aid to students who need it most.

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Wes Moore,
CEO of Robin Hood and author of NY Times bestseller The Other Wes Moore
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab,
Founder of the Hope Center for College Community and Justice in Philadelphia
We’re fixing the problems with emergency aid programs.

Application design

Typical applications either recreate the bureaucracy and hurdles of the FAFSA or require students to create a narrative as to why they are “worthy” of funds, creating a need to perform poverty.  Edquity uses an evidence-based approach to create an objective rubric and ask only the questions required of students.

Tremendous burden on staff

To review an application can take as long as 12 hours across multiple days, and making decisions around the appropriateness of a grant when supply falls short of widespread student need can cause extreme challenges.  Edquity handles the end-to-end process, ensuring equitable decisions and ensuring staff can focus on the student-centered work that is a better use of their precious time.

Slow processing times

Students in crisis need funds fast. While the status quo of emergency aid programs can range from 72 hours to two weeks, Edquity ensures that students are able to receive funds within 48 hours.

Edquity removes the hassle from emergency aid

With Edquity, you can:

  • Distribute emergency aid
    Edquity manages the end-to-end emergency aid process on behalf of partners, from application design and intake to payments initiation.
  • Recommend emergency resources
    Edquity offers an off-the-shelf database of all community-based resources, ensuring students can find timely supports closeby.
  • Monitor basic needs analysis
    Edquity shares real-time ED-compliant reports on the state of your emergency aid program -- as well as how students are engaging with your emergency resource ecosystem.
A phone with screen text: "Great news: Help is on the way! You've been funded $350 to help with your emergency."

Why Edquity?

  • Application design
  • Application review
  • Processing times
  • Program awareness
  • Real-time data
  • Typical emergency aid

  • ✗ Lack of consistent rubric and requirement to perform poverty
  • ✗ Manually by a time-constrained practitioner
  • ✗ Up to 2 weeks
  • ✗ Word of mouth
  • ✗ No transparent real-time data
  • Edquity emergency aid

  • ✔ Evidence-based and simple
  • ✔ Instantaneous review by Edquity
  • ✔ Less than 24 hours
  • ✔ Digital one-stop shop of emergency support
  • ✔ Real-time, ED compliant analytics

Our program is tried and true

On average, our emergency aid application took students

5 minutes

That means less time with busy work and more time tending to their basic needs.
We’ve increased the overall student retention rate in our colleges by

5 percent

That means a strong return on investment of emergency aid.
Based on our data, one partner has already raised an additional

$75,000

to help students with their emergency aid.
On average, our application took a student

117 seconds

That means less time worrying about budgeting out their next paycheck
On average, our application took a student

117 seconds

That means less time worrying about budgeting out their next paycheck
On average, our application took a student

117 seconds

That means less time worrying about budgeting out their next paycheck
On average, our application took a student

117 seconds

That means less time worrying about budgeting out their next paycheck
Is your school already partnered with Edquity? Get Edquity on desktop or mobile today!

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