HEERF Funds through Edquity
Paying for necessities such as food, shelter, child care, transportation or health care can be challenging, especially when emergencies happen. The good news is you are not alone. Emergency financial support is available.
San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges dedicated a portion of federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to assist students who are considering putting their education on hold due to a financial emergency.
who can apply?
- All enrolled students in Fall 2021 are eligible to apply.
- You can only receive one award per semester.
How do I apply?
Current students can apply for funds using Edquity.
Apply for HEERF Emergency Aid Funds by following these steps:
Once you create an account with Edquity, the application is easy and takes an average of seven minutes to fill out. To start the application process, all you will need is your ID number and your home college (check your invitation email).
Wait for your application to be processed
Edquity first reviews your eligibility for emergency aid from the federal HEERF. Award notifications will be sent out on Wednesday, October 20th.
Claim your Funds
If you are selected, be sure to go to the Edquity app to claim your funds. You will have 11 days to do so.
When can I apply?
Our second application window will open on Wednesday, November 10th. Students will have until Tuesday, November 16th at 11:59pm to apply for HEERF funds.
How does Edquity work?
In the Emergency Funds Hub,users will see a summary of eligible programs and allapplications for their account.
You will receive an email once your application has been reviewed.
Edquity also offers emergency resources and budgeting tools to help prevent potential financial challenges. Edquity is also developing agreements with national businesses, such as extended stay hotels and car repair shops, to provide access to reduced-fee services quickly.
How will I know I'm approved?
If you are approved, students will see the notification in the Emergency Funds Hub in addition to receiving an email from Edquity. Be sure to claim the funds quickly as you only have 11 days to do so.
When students start the claim process, they will be able to receive their funds in one of two ways:
- Direct Deposit
- Prepaid Debit Card
You will be asked to fill in the approrpiate details once you select the method of disbursement.
Where do I go if I have further questions?
If you have questions about the app, please contact Edquity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were not found in the system, please submit a Help Desk Ticket at http://studenthelp.mysdccd.info.