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Long-Term Laptop Program


Eligible: Students who express financial hardship and are in need of a laptop in order to complete their academic studies. Approval will be determined by Krystal Madlock or Zafrul Amin in Student Life. See the Contact Us page for more information. Additional students and faculty will be considered for special situations. Please inquire if you are in need of a laptop for special Wartburg-related academic or professional uses (example: attending a conference).

Ineligible*: Students who are temporarily separated from their personal laptop. Please refer to the More Resources page for other computing options available on campus until you are reunited with your personal laptop.

*Please note: historically, students who were temporarily separated from their personal laptop were granted a long-term laptop for a short-term use. The policy has been changed to be compliant with various policies surrounding the use of software and applications.

Program Terms

Once approved, students are able to utilize the program for one year (i.e.: Fall, Winter, May, Summer). After that time period as expired, the student would be expected to purchase their own laptop or utilize the other computing resources on campus. 

Please see the More Resources page for information on how to purchase an inexpensive laptop and information about other computing options on campus.

Loan Periods & Terms

  • Once approved, the student will need to complete the necessary agreements before they are issued a laptop.
    • Approval is given in the office of Student Life. Agreements are signed and laptops are issued in Vogel Library.
  • The laptop will be loaned to the student until the last day of finals of each term.
    • Laptops must be returned on time or fines will accrue and the student's eligibility could be affected.
  • All laptops will be cleared of all software and personal data after each term.
  • Students will need to reapply to the program each term.

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