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Colleges That Offer Real Laptop Deals To Students

With schools competing as hard as they can for students and with the price of college at record levels, it is nice to see some colleges go above and beyond to make the student experience memorable while lightening the financial burdens for most students.  Here at Degree Solutions, we have recognized a handful colleges and computer makers that are committed to making a difference for students.  Listed below are our colleges that offer real laptop deals to students.

Real Laptop Deals From Colleges & Universities For College Students

1. Full Sail University

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.

2. Bethel University

All incoming full-time, first semester and transfer students to Bethel University receive a laptop. Students must claim their laptop during their first semester enrolled or they forfeit any rights to the laptop.

Bethel University has technical support and IT resources team that is open almost around the clock to assist students with their IT and computing needs.

3. Widener University

Widener University awards eligible engineering students brand new laptops. Due to Widener University’s commitment to STEM, all eligible engineering students can obtain a brand-new laptop.  Students must meet the following academic requirements:

1. Full time enrollment in an engineering or certified STEM program

2. A combined SAT score of 1310 or higher (or)

3. An ACT score of 28 or higher


4. a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

4. Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University offers all traditional full-time undergraduate students MacBooks through the Mobile Learning @ The Hill Program. This award-winning laptop program was awarded an Apple Distinguished School by The Apple Computer Company. In addition to complimentary laptops, all students are eligible for AppleCare support, which provides world-class technical support and loaner programs as well.

5. Chatham University

New first year Chatham University students are eligible to receive a complimentary Macbook Air package. The package entails a laptop, a backpack, a laptop case, various protection plans, and repair services.

For graduate students, Chatham offers financial assistance to graduate students needing a laptop to meet the graduate laptop requirement.

6. St. John’s University

St. John’s has joined the gig economy by providing every eligible student the ability to take possession of laptop for a small administrative fee.  The program, called the Academic Computing Initiative allows students to keep the machine if they remain enrolled full time at the University and abide by the program’s terms and conditions.

7. Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University can save an estimated $7300 through its laptop and textbook rental program.  As part of NMSU tuition, students receive a laptop with ongoing technical support and a discounted textbook program.  This is by far one of the most innovative laptop programs in the country.

8. Wentworth Institute of Technology

The laptop program — for full-time matriculating undergraduate and Master of Architecture Students at Wentworth Institute of Technology —
provides laptop options tailored to each major. Faculty select the laptop for each program based on the specific needs of their students.

9. Amazon Student

For college students. Amazon offers students a free six-month trial of Amazon Student to those with a valid .edu e-mail address (or you can provide proof of your student status).

It includes free two-day shipping, deals and promotions exclusively for students, and a $10 credit when you refer a friend.

After six months, you get a discount on Amazon Prime ($49 instead of $99 a year), which adds unlimited video streaming and the ability to borrow books on a Kindle.

10. Apple Store for Education

For college students and their parents. Buy a Mac for school and get a $100 App Store Gift Card, plus additional education discounts up to $200.

Buy an iPad for school and get a $50 App Store gift card. And for a limited time, you can apply (along with a co-applicant with good credit) to pay no interest and make no payments for 90 days on your school supplies, via RBS Citizens bank.

11. College Student Deals

For college students. Best Buy has discounts on computers and lots of other accessories; currently, you can get $100 off MacBooks, and $120 off certain all-in-one computers.

Lots of deals include free shipping. Sign up with your .edu student e-mail address, and the store then sends coupon codes that you enter online at checkout.

Right now, when you sign up for College Student Deals, you could win cash and product prizes, up to $100,000.

12. Dell University

For college students. The normal student discount is 2 percent off the regular price of a computer. Currently, Dell University is offering a free tablet with the purchase of a PC for $700 or more, or certain TVs and monitors.

13. HP Academy

For K-12 and college students and their parents. Students save up to 20 percent on HP products and get free shipping.

HP offers an online tool called PC MatchLab to help you choose the best computer for your needs.

14. Lenovo Academic Purchase Program

For K-12 and college students and their parents. Lenovo asks you to select a school and then agree that you meet its student criteria; but we were able to click through to the deals page without selecting a school.

It offers discounts on a variety of computers and electronics devices. Through July, you can get up to 25 percent off on select laptops and desktops.

15. Microsoft Store for Education

For K-12 and college students and their parents. Discounts start at 10 percent for all Windows PCs and accessories. Right now, you can save $80 on a Surface Pro 3 tablet.

16. Sony Education Store

For college students and their parents. You can save up to 10 percent on computers and accessories, and Sony offers special student deals as well.

You’re required to log in to verify schools and agree to terms and conditions. You can also bring your student ID to a Sony Store to get discounts.

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