Additional IT Discounts and Programs for Students

medical student on a laptop in an off campus residence.

I need a new laptop

If your current computer is not sufficient for coursework or remote learning (for example, you don’t have a web cam), here are some resources that may help:

  • Apply for a laptop through the UB Laptop Loan Program: Submit an application to loan a laptop for coursework for the semester.
  • Financial Aid adjustments toward a new laptop: Contact an advisor at 716-645-8232 or to see if you are eligible for a budget adjustment towards a laptop purchase.
  • Apply for up to $100 off a laptop through the Affordable Connectivity Program: Pell Grant recipients and others, visit to take advantage of a federal program offering a one-time discount of up to $100 per household on a computer or tablet.

I need Internet access

Affordable Connectivity Program

Pell Grant recipients and others: Get up to $30 off your Internet bill monthly through the FCC's Affordable  Connectivity Program.   

Low-income Internet offers

Check local area provider plans to see which service your area and which best meets your needs.

  • Combine Fios Forward with your ACP discount for free 300Mb Internet
  • Sign up for Spectrum Internet Assist and apply your ACP discount toward your bill
  • Sign up for Greenlight broadband and apply your ACP discount toward your bill
  • Check other local providers for similar offers and plans.

Public Wi-Fi access points and eduroam access

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.