Notebook Computers for Students (Off-Campus/Web Classes)

Division: 
Academic Information Services
Unit: 
Academic Computing Services
Applicability: 
NMU students registered for classes that meet off the NMU campus or are conducted as On-line Web-based classes.
Purpose: 
To define the policy for issuing notebook computers to students registered for off-campus and Web-based classes.
Policy: 

Eligibility:

NMU students registered for off-campus or Web-based classes. Definition of an off-campus or Web-based student is as follows: any student registered for classes where 100% of the total number of registered credits meet off-campus or are conducted as an Online Web-based class. Participation in the TLC computer notebook program is optional for off-campus or Web-based students. Tuition and fees must be paid or a payment plan selected before a notebook computer is issued.

Cost:

Tuition and fees for off-campus and Web-based courses

A rental fee will be charged to the student’s NMU account when the notebook computer is issued. Current rental fee: $385 per semester. A rental fee will be charged each semester that the student is registered for classes and has a leased computer issued. The rental fee will not be charged over the summer provided the student is registered for credit earning classes in the following fall semester.

Off-campus students who participate in the TLC notebook computer program and who reside outside the Marquette region may request that the notebook computer be shipped to them. A shipping fee of $25.00 will be charged.

Distribution:

Where: Micro Repair, located in room 114 in the Learning Resource Center.

When: Distribution dates and times will be published on the IT website.

Note: Tuition and fees must be paid or a payment plan selected before a notebook computer will be issued.

Contact Asset Management at thinkpad@nmu.edu or (906) 227-2818 if you reside outside the Marquette region or have questions about participating in the TLC laptop program.

Return of notebook computer:

The notebook computer must be returned in compliance with the computer exchange schedule or if the student is not registered for classes in the following semester. The return deadline date will be emailed to students via their NMU email and will be published on the ACS web site.

Where: Micro Repair, located in room 114 in the Learning Resource Center or NMU Public Safety, located in the Services Building on Sugar Loaf Ave. NMU Public Safety is open 24 hours, every day of the week. Students who cannot return the notebook computer in person must pay insured shipping costs.

Failure to return the notebook computer by the established deadline date will result in a $15.00 per day fee until the computer is returned. NMU may seek civil or criminal prosecution if the computer is not returned on time.

References: 
NMU Tuition and Fees
Approved: 
October 10, 2007; rev. December 18, 2007; rev. January 23, 2008
Policy Type: 
Contact: 
Academic Information Services (906) 227-2117