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Do you want to get your students emergency aid as quickly as possible in full federal compliance?

That's what we do.
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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
Some of our Partners

Edquity removes the hassle from emergency aid

Our expert-backed, research-driven technology means that together, we can distribute emergency aid to students who need it most, when they need it.

Edquity offers:
Application and decisioning that prioritizes need and equity
Edquity's research-based technology ensures students with the greatest need are funded -- and narrows your equity gaps in the process.
Fast, compliant payment
Our processing times are less than 24 hours, and if approved, students can receive their funds within 48 hours in a manner fully compliant with federal payment requirements.
Robust, compliant reporting
Our partners receive daily, Department of Education-compliant reports on their emergency aid programs, helping schools remain in compliance with HEERF reporting requirements.
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Together with our partner schools, we’re improving emergency aid programs.

Application design
At Edquity, we strive for equity. Therefore, our unbiased application only asks students the questions that are required of them, and their eligibility is determined using an objective rubric. Unlike typical emergency aid applications, we don’t create bureaucratic hurdles for students, just like 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 an extreme challenge for staff, especially given that student need often exceeds the amount of available emergency funds. 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.
Processing times
Students in crisis need funds fast. Typical emergency aid programs, however, can range from 72 hours to two weeks. That’s why at Edquity, we make sure students can receive their funds within 48 hours.
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Why Edquity?

  • Application design
  • Application review
  • Processing times
  • Program awareness
  • Data
  • Typical emergency aid

  • ✗ Bias, inconsistent, and burdensome
  • ✗ Manually reviewed, by a time-constrained practitioner
  • ✗ Up to 2 weeks
  • ✗ Word of mouth
  • ✗ No transparent real-time data
  • Edquity emergency aid

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

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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
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