Emergency Funds for Students

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 currently enrolled students 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:

  1. Download Edquity's mobile app (available in the App Store and Google Play) or apply online

    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).

  2. 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 Monday, November 22nd.

  3. 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?

The Spring 2022 Application period has not opened as of yet, please keep checking your email and your MYSDCCD account for upcoming deadlines.  

Hoe Does Edquity Work?

In the Emergency Funds Hub,users will see a summary of eligible programs and all applications for their account.

Students can continue working on incomplete applications and view a pending application awaiting decision. If they have approved funds available to claim, a banner and details application will specify the deadline to claim.

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 appropriate details once you select the method of disbursement.

If You Have More Questions

If you have questions about the app, please contact Edquity at support@edquity.co

If you were not found in the system, please submit a Help Desk Ticket at http://studenthelp.mysdccd.info.

For questions email miraaid@sdccd.edu

We know this is a challenging time for students, and want to commend you for your continued resilience!

We are here for you!