State Program Administrators

Customized Implementation & Support for Education Program Administration

Merit’s platform connects parents and guardians with educational services from verified education service providers, delivering an end-to-end solution for ESA, microgrant, and other education-award program implementation and administration.

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How It works

A Comprehensive, End-to-End Education Award Solution for Everyone

Here’s how Merit helps ensure success for every stakeholder:


Student Application

Families apply for funds and are either directly verified for participation through another state program, or go through an income verification process. Once approved, they receive verified digital credentials that provide access to funds and a dedicated app for claim submissions.


Education Marketplace

Businesses and organizations offering educational programs apply to become a Qualified Educational Service Provider, and once verified, become listed in the Education Marketplace for families to browse and spend their funds with these preapproved vendors.


Program Administration

Organizations can rely on Merit, a proven partner in the space, to provide the technology, security, service, and campaigns critical to delivering a successful program for families and organizations across the state.


Here’s How Merit Simplifies ESA, Microgrant, and Other Education Program Implementations

Merit provides the people and resources required for implementing a robust, complicated program very quickly.

Merit is a large, proven solution provider ready to support your team with a Software as a Service approach.

Merit is SOC-2 and FERPA compliant for added peace of mind.

Program Benefits

Merit has a dedicated team that takes everything from marketing outreach and IT support to customer reporting and fraud detection off your plate, ensuring a successful program from start 
to finish!

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Dedicated Customer Support

Dedicated customer support team for parents and guardians to provide a user-friendly, pleasant parent/guardian education marketplace experience
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Mobile, Digital Experience

  • User-friendly
  • Another layer of customer service and improved customer experience
  • Easy for qualified parents and guardians to access and use the platform and spend their education dollars

Marketing And Awareness Campaigns

It’s crucial that families who qualify for this program and the education providers who work with those families are aware the program exists! Merit works with your team to provide:

  • Targeted marketing and awareness outreach
  • Email campaigns
  • IT support
  • and more!

Verified Education Providers

Merit’s entire platform is built on verifying eligibility status which gives you peace of mind knowing education providers have been vetted and qualified parents and guardians have been sought out!

Fiscal Management

We’ll track the money being spent by parents and guardians so when it comes to auditing, you’re a step ahead of the paperwork!

Customized Reporting

As a program administrator, detailed reporting is a must. Merit can provide customized reporting to make life easier, including:

  • Types of services being purchased
  • District demographics
  • Grade levels being served
  • and much more!
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Fraud Prevention

Verified identification, custom reporting, collective outreach and financial tracking all lead to fraud prevention and ensure the most vital aspect of all: the appropriate use of federal and state education funds

No Fraud Money Back Guarantee

Merit wants you to be satisfied with our detection of fraudulent transactions related to your funding or grant program. Gain a peace of mind that money is being well spent.