dt22 wrote:Slimpee wrote:dt22 wrote:Saw some people talking about the best buy acer monitor deal....are y'all purchasing ALL computer stuff (including new laptops) now or are you waiting to get the laptop itself after we can get the $2K once school starts? Can we get it now and get a refund later? Also, can the other stuff like monitors (yes, I want 2 hehe), docking station, etc. be counted in that $2K?
What 2k are you talking about?
additional student loan funding up to 2K is allowed for laptop purchases...oh and i just answered my own questions:
Computer purchase. A computer may be purchased through an outside vendor or
from a UI selected vendor. For information on UI selected vendors visit
http://www.its.uiowa.edu/cs/helpdesk/demo/ or call 319-384-4357.
Students initiate the process to include computer costs in the cost of
attendance. Eligible computer costs include the cost of the computer, 17”
monitor, printer, handheld, surge protector, connecting cables, word
processing software (Microsoft Office or equivalent) and anti-virus software.
Costs will only be allowed if either a purchase invoice or a purchase receipt
The maximum amount that we will allow is $2,000.
Only one computer may be added to your student loan eligibility as a law
First year students are allowed to include the cost of computers purchased on
or after June 1st of their entering academic year.
Requests to include computer costs must be made prior to the last day for
downward tuition and fee adjustments of the student’s financial semester at
the University of Iowa. Complete the computer adjustment form available
on the UI COL website.
I asked the financial aid office about this awhile back. We can only request funds at the beginning of the semester, not during the summer, FYI.