Affordable Technology

A $275 Durable Goods Fee each semester. This fee covers the costs associated with providing students with: notebook computers; pre-installed software; access to laser printers; power and LAN connections in classrooms, residence halls, and lounges; assistance from the Computer Help Desk; e-mail system; student Web page account; on-line library card catalogs; and World Wide Web access.

NOTE: Students issued a notebook computer must sign a rental contract. Students are responsible for lost/theft of the notebook computer. UMN Crookston limits the students liability for damages to $500 per occurrence. Failure to return the computer at the end of the semester or upon cancellation from school will result in a late fee assessment of $50, and a weekly charge of $31. If the computer is not returned upon demand, the student will be assessed the current market value of the notebook computer. Students are encouraged to read the contract carefully and to arrange for personal insurance coverage for the notebook.

See the "Campus and Durable Goods Fees" for the latest information.

Lost or Stolen Laptop

Please report a lost or stolen laptop to the UMN Crookston Computer Help Desk promptly. If your laptop computer was stolen, contact local law enforcement where the theft occurred. Provide a copy of the police report to the UMN Crookston Help Desk (the University of Minnesota requires a copy of the police report for stolen university property). Your student account will be charged $500 for a lost or stolen laptop computer.

TIP: Although it is not mandatory, we do recommend that students have a personal liability policy for their UMN Crookston issued laptop which should help cover the $500 university charge.