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Tablets and Laptops are offered. Models vary.
Students enrolled at Independence University qualify to receive a free complimentary tablet and a free complimentary laptop. The tablet is shipped to the student upon enrollment and the laptop is shipped at the beginning of the student’s fourth module. All the software you need to complete your degree program is included. Students keep the laptop upon graduation. Tablets and laptops are not issued to graduate or completion program students.
HP Z Book, Lenovo Yoga, Apple MacBook Pro
Each fall semester free laptops are issued to all undergraduate and some graduate students through the LTuZone Program. Lenovo Yoga laptops are provided to students majoring in Management, Engineering, or Arts and Sciences. HP Z Books are issued to those majoring in Architecture, Transportation Design, Architectural Engineering, Civil engineering, and Game art. Apple MacBook Pros are provide for students majoring in Imaging, Graphic Design, Media Communication, or Audio Tech Engineering. Each laptop will include industry standard software and the appropriate hardware to run it. Participation in the program also includes access to LTuZone technical support. Laptops are under warranties and are covered by insurance. Cost of all hardware and software is included in tuition.
Students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Professional Education Program participate in a computer lease program through the School of Medicine. Each MacBook is preloaded with professionally relevant programs and basic software. Internet service and technical support are also covered by the program. The current cost to students is $2,300 and is included as an education requirement making it available to be covered by financial aid.
Winter Park, Florida and Online
Apple MacBook Pro or HP Laptop
Full Sail offers the LaunchBox Initiative from Apple to current enrolled students which provides every student with an Apple MacBook Pro laptop. Exceptions to this are students pursuing Game Development, Software Development, and Simulation and Visualization Degrees. Students in those programs will receive an HP Laptop. Specific software and hardware information are available on the degree programs pages. More information about the program is available by calling the admissions department.
Sioux City, IA and Online
Apple MacBook Air with either Windows 10 or Apple OS operating system
Morningside College provides every full-time undergraduate student with a laptop computer and the software needed to complete their college coursework. Students receive an Apple MacBook Air with either the Windows 10 or the Apple OS operating system installed. Through their two-year technology refresh program, students can turn in their initial laptop at the beginning of their junior year to receive a brand-new laptop. The second laptop is the students to keep upon graduation. Morningside College also offers a full-service computer repair department on campus that is partly staffed by college students. Loaner laptops are available while repairs are being made.
Multiple campuses in Tennessee & Online
Bethel University offers technology and technical support to students at no additional cost for the lifetime of the technology. To provide the laptops at no cost, campus students must complete 18 credit hours and online students must complete 12 credit hours.
Clovis Community College is a public community college located in northeastern Fresno, California near Clovis. It is in the State Center Community College District along with Fresno City College and Reedley College. It has a satellite campus on Herndon Avenue in Fresno.
Los Angeles, California
Laptop Loaner Program
The Campus Library Instructional Computing Commons (CLICC )offers a large selection of equipment, such as laptops, projectors, GoPro cameras, and a wide variety of small items, that are available to check out. For more specific information on our equipment, lending policies, and fines, please see our list of equipment below:
Presentation Kits (projectors)
Small Items Lending
Information on Fines
Laptop Loaner Program
The USF Tampa Library has laptops for checkout to current USF students with a valid USF ID. Laptops are FREE to check out and can be checked out for 5 hours at a time. Laptops MUST NOT leave the library.
The USF Computer Store offers laptop “bundles” for students. Laptop bundles include a laptop with hardware upgrades, pre-installed software, and extended warranty. Purchasing a qualified laptop bundle also enrolls students in the Bulls Select Service Program, which includes the following benefits free of charge: “Head of the Line” service, free diagnostics, and a free loaner laptop if the laptop can’t be fixed within two business days, for full details and restrictions please contact the USF Computer Store. You can find recommended laptop bundles at USF Computer Store.
Boca Raton, Florida
Lynn University is a private university in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 1962, the university awards associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It is named for the Lynn family. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,095.
Los Angeles, California
Through the Guardian Scholars Program, eligible Pierce College students can take advantage of the book loaner program, complimentary books, complimentary supplies, refurbished free laptops at no cost, and tailored meal plans.
Law school students receive a free new laptop upon matriculation. Mercer University is focused on training students to enter a career in the law profession. With nationally recognized programs and students that are prepared to practice and committed to serve their community, your education will carry you far throughout your working life.
PC or Mac
Students enrolled in the Learning Comes First are eligible to receive a complimentary free laptop. This program is designed for freshman students to help them to acclimate to college life.
Students admitted to the University of South Carolina Honors College are eligible to apply for a special scholarship program that includes a complimentary free Dell Laptop and assistance with on-campus parking. The scholarship also provides tuition and fee assistance, room and board subsidies and more.
Morrisville, New York
Lenovos | IBM ThinkPad
Learn about online colleges and campus programs that offer laptops and tablets for their students. In the digital world, laptops are to an online college what books are to a campus-based college. According to Educationdata.org in 2017, 6.6 million students took at least one online course. They also report that 2.2 million students enrolled exclusively in online college. As of June 2020, 97% of college students have switched to online instruction. The record number of students attending online college requires colleges to rethink how they provide students with tools to succeed. As technology is integrated more and more into course curriculum, it is critical that students have the necessary resources to keep up with this pace. Innovative colleges have realized that by providing free laptops, mobile and tablet services to current students, they have a technical advantage in their studies, which the colleges hope leads to student success.
A new laptop can be a significant investment. You want to ensure that you’re getting a great machine and not paying too much for it. You’ll want a laptop that will last throughout your schooling and even after and well into your job search. From financing options to protecting your laptop here are some things you should consider when purchasing your laptop for college.
Many laptop manufactures offer laptops at a discount to college students. When purchasing a laptop be sure to ask if you qualify for any of these discounts. Additionally, many colleges have exclusive deals with manufactures for discounts on computers they recommend. Check with your school to see what discounts they offer their students. Some online schools provide college students with free laptops if they are enrolled in a program.
Many retailers and manufacturers offer their own financing on laptops, sometimes even at a zero percent interest rate.
Rent to own options are also available through retailers such as Rent-A-Center and Aaron’s but rent-to-own may not be the best option available as you’ll end up paying much more than the original purchase price by the time you take ownership of the computer. We recommend you only use this option only as a last resort.
Once you invest in a new computer, you’re going to want to make sure that your purchase is protected. Consider insuring your computer. Often the payments are very reasonable, often under $5 a month, and will come in so handy if ever your laptop is stolen or broken. You may even be able to insure your laptop through renter’s insurance.
While a laptop warranty shouldn’t be your only deciding factor when making a purchase, it will help give you some peace of mind that your money will be well spent. It is important to note that most laptop warranty programs do not cover accidental damage to your machine, so if you drop it, break the screen, or spill something on the keyboard it won’t be covered by the warranty, though it might be covered if you’ve purchased additional laptop insurance coverage. You may also purchase accidental damage coverage (ADC) from many different manufacturers such as Apple, Toshiba, and Microsoft. Costco also offers competitive ADC warranties for laptops purchased through them.
There are many great places where you can purchase a great machine at a significant markdown once it has been used or refurbished. For the most secure purchases, consider buying a refurbished model direct from the manufacturer. These laptop models are often covered under the same warranty you’d get from the factory buying a new model.
Look for a corporate off-lease sale. Many large companies lease new laptops from retailers for a few years and then return them at the end of the lease. These computers are newer models that have been well cared for. The retailer then sells off the laptops for a lower price. While they’re a step down from a refurbished model, you’ll also see that reflected in the cost. This is a great way to get a well running machine for a fraction of the cost.
You’ve heard the saying that there’s no such thing as a free lunch and that extends to colleges giving away laptops. Be sure to read the laptop agreements with any school before enrolling but in most cases the free laptop is simply included with the tuition of the student and if the student leaves before graduation they will be required to return the computer and/or pay for the computer, either partially, or in full.
As of June 2020, 85% of online students said that online distance learning is the same as or better than face to face learning. Students like that they can view lectures at any time they want and learn at their own pace. According to educationdata.org, Institutions have suspended 95% of travel for faculty & staff and have also implemented work-remotely polices for 93% of staff. Employer perceptions of online education continues to change positively and Insperity, a recruiting services firm that serves more than 100,000 small and midsize businesses, reports that 75 percent of their clients have embraced online credentials of prospective employees.
My College Laptop has researched 7,000 colleges and universities nationwide to find which colleges offer laptops, laptop discounts, tablet, mobile, tech support and other technological tools with their tuition. Technological aids are categorized by online colleges that offer laptops, campus-based colleges that offer laptops and laptop brands. While 27 percent of computer users in the U.S. are Mac users, only 17 percent of colleges that provide laptops to students provide Apple/iOS computers. And 83 percent of the colleges that provide laptops provide PC/Windows based computers.
Here is the brand break down of online colleges that offer laptops and other technological aids with tuition:
Dell: 17% | Lenovo: 15.4% | HP: 16% | Apple: 14% | Toshiba: 12% | ASUS: 12% | Acer: 11% | Apple iPad: 2.6%
To date, we have found 330 colleges in the U.S. that provide free laptops or laptop discounts to assist college students with their online studies.