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To be considered for any of the following resources, please click on the hyperlinked title for each resource:

LAPTOP DEVICE RESOURCES

BASIC NEEDS TECH SUPPORT PROGRAM
Resources available include: 

Short Term Loaner Laptop Devices
The maximum loan period for laptop devices is 30 days. Eligibility criteria includes being currently enrolled at least half time. Borrowers must sign a borrower agreement form. 

Long Term Laptop Device
These are gifted Chromebook device. Eligibility criteria included being enrolled at least half time and must demonstrate financial need.  

Internet Support Grant 
This is a $255 grant to support students with the purchase of a hotspot. Students are referred to an organization to make the purchase and secure a low cost internet plan. Eligibility criteria includes being enrolled at least half time and must demonstrate financial need. 

To request any of the resources above, please complete this google form

LIBRARY PUBLIC COMPUTERS
More than 100 public computers are located throughout the UCSB Library and the Music Library. Click here to find a map of public computer locations in the Library.

LIBRARY LAPTOP LOANS
Available via the Services Desk in the UCSB Library or from the Circulation Desk in the Music Library.  They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum loan period is 4 hours. Please read the laptop checkout policy thoroughly before checking out a laptop. You must return the laptop to the desk where you checked it out by the due date/time to avoid fines.

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY LENDING
The UCSB Library has a variety of items available at the Services Desk for checkout to UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Lending technology includes charging cables, calculators, headphones, presentation clickers and more. Most items have a maximum loan period of 4 hours.

TECH REPAIR RESOURCES

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY REPAIR INITIATIVE
STRI will help UCSB students with a wide range of tech problems whether they are hardware or software while aiming to reduce e-waste on campus and contribute to UCSB’s broader sustainability efforts.

Tech Repairs
Click here to schedule free consultation

UCSB CAMPUS STORE
Computer Repair
Apple Authorized Service Provider which can provide both in and out-of-warranty repairs for Apple product in-store. Additionally, we can perform back-ups, data transfers, virus removal and hardware upgrades on both PC and Apple computers.

Book an online appointment here.

INTERNET RESOURCES

EMERGENCY BROADBAND SUPPORT
Pell Eligible Students Qualify for Emergency Broadband Benefit Starting May 12th
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that beginning on May 12th, 2021 eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Students who are Pell grant recipients are eligible for the Broadband Benefit. There are three ways to apply:

1.Students may contact their participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.

2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you. 

3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center: P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 40742

ADDITIONAL TECH RESOURCES

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS
AS Tech Rentals
Offers extra Mac chargers, PC chargers, scientific calculators, and iClickers. Cost per item depends on item and length of borrowing period. To request a rental visit: https://techrental.as.ucsb.edu.

UCSB COLLABORATE HELPDESK
Students can receive assistance with services such as:
- Box.com
- Duo
- GauchoPrint
- GauchoSpace
- Identity/NetID
- UCSB Bridge

Locations for support include:
- Phelps 1521
- HSSB 1203
- PSYE 1804
- Music 1401
- Library Service Desk (New Spring 2022)

Student can receive support by
- Browsing or searching the Student Services Help Center 
- Calling (805) 893-4357
- Filing a support ticket

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY

FINANCIAL AID AND FINANCIAL CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM
FCRT exists to assist students who are facing a financial crisis or urgent financial need. Our team assists undergraduate and graduate students who are facing significant financial difficulties that jeopardize their path to graduation through emergency funding and resource connection. We work closely to evaluate, respond, and support students in crisis in a streamlined and timely manner. Students can request assistance from the team by emailing financialcrisis@sa.ucsb.edu

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
AS/ EOP Grant
Available to Undergraduate students only. Students must be an EOP member, enrolled at least half time and have need based financial aid. Grants for textbooks and supplies (including laptops) are permitted in the event of them being lost, damaged or stolen. Documentation of damaged or stolen (police report, etc), proof of purchase and course syllabus must be submitted. Make an appointment with an EOP counselor by visiting https://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/about-us/staff

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS EMERGENCY LOANS
Associated Students Emergency Loans
Available to Undergraduate students only. Loan amounts are available in either $200, $400 or $600 allocations. Loans are required to be repaid within 30 days of posting to BARC. To request a loan, please visit: https://www.as.ucsb.edu/resources/emergency-loans/

GRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
GSA Emergency Relief Grant
Available to Graduate students only. Award amounts range between $100-$1000. Submit an application for review by the Advisory Board here: https://gsa.ucsb.edu/funding/emergency-relief-grant

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Undergraduate Student Loans
Eligibility for loan amounts will be based on EFC, class level and Cost of Attendance. To apply for either the Subsidized or Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, please:

  1. Apply for Financial Aid

  2. Accept your Federal Direct Loan through My Aid Status

  3. Complete a Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

  4. Complete a Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note

Graduate Student loans 
Graduate students may be eligible for a unsubsidized loan in addition to a Graduate PLUS Loan. In order for graduate students to request a Grad PLUS loan, please:

  1. Determine the PLUS loan eligibility amount which is shown on the Financial Aid Award Letter. 

  2. Visit Studentaid.gov and log in with your FSA ID and password

  3. Proceed to “Apply for a PLUS Loan”.

Complete a Graduate PLUS Master Promissory Note