Where should I purchase my technology?
Option 1: Buy through a Loyola-affiliated program
Loyola does not require students to purchase through any affiliate programs, however, discounts may apply through these programs. There is no additional benefit to the student purchasing a laptop through an affiliate program other than a discounted price or promotion. All students, provided that their machine meets the required specifications for support, will receive the same help and attention to their requests for service.
Employees may also take advantage of these discount programs. Additionally, employees may participate in the Technology Loan Program offering financial assistance for your purchase.
Option 2: Buy on your own
There are many stores across the nation that sell all varieties of machines. Although Loyola does not require that students purchase a name-brand machine, it is advised that you take into consideration the access to support materials for your purchase in the long run should you require hardware assistance. Also important to note are the warranty considerations associated with the manufacturer of the machine. The Student Technology Center is not authorized to repair items that are covered under warranty obligations. These issues are stipulated under contract between you and the manufacturer to be performed by a certified manufacturer technician.
Where can I purchase a copy of Microsoft Office?
Students may purchase an educational version of MS Office 2010 from the Microsoft website. Office for Mac can be purchased through the Apple Educational Store.
Employees are provided a copy of Microsoft Office for both Windows and Mac for a fee of $10.00 per copy through the MEEC agreement. Stop by the OTS in Knott Hall 108 to pick up a copy.