Digital Equity Grant

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Making sure Mercy students have access to technology

Digital Equity Grant

Mercy University received a $2.6 million grant from the Biden-Harris Administration to help us work toward making sure each student has access to the technology, technological education and support they need to succeed. 

Program Details

Through the grant Mercy will provide eligible students with access to high-speed internet and technological devices that they can use throughout their time at Mercy.

Students can use the device while at Mercy and keep it after graduation
To be eligible students will need to be enrolled full time 
(12 credits or more per semester)


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Mercy Distributes first of 800 Laptops and Wi-Fi Hotspots to Students

We are excited to have started distributing technology to our students. At events across campus starting on March 22 students have started to receive individual laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots with the goal of giving them better access to technology and to facilitate their education during their academic careers.  

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We are here to Help

IT Support

If there are any issues with your device or if you need any help using your device please reach out to our IT specialist Gregory Weiner at

Program Support

If you have any questions on the program or your eligibility reach out to our project manager Dayanna Lee at

Digital Coaches  

Ana Eugenio
Gillian Fraser


Eligibility is based on financial status, with priority given to students in highest need.

The application process involves completing an interest form. A Digital Coach will follow up shortly after form submission to provide a final decision on approval.

Students do get to keep the laptop permanently after graduating from Mercy. The laptop and hotspot are provided for enrolled students to support their studies but become their property once they complete their degree program.

If your provided laptop breaks or becomes damaged, replacement options are available on a limited basis. Students may receive up to 1 additional laptop replacement during their enrollment in the program, depending on the nature of the damage and current availability of equipment. 

For minor issues or malfunctions, our IT support staff will attempt repairs so the original laptop can remain in use. In cases of significant damage, students should alert their digital coach or our IT help desk to report the issue.