Hempfield’s online courses can be a great fit for many students, but not all students may have access to the technology necessary for these courses. To overcome this, Hempfield is now offering laptops for students to rent beginning in the Fall of 2012. Rentals are per semester and the computer can be used in school or at home. An Internet connection is not included with the rental.
Two different types of laptops are available for rental:
- Apple MacBook (2009 or newer)
13″ LCD, 2 GB of RAM, 120+ GB hard drive
Microsoft Office, iLife, other applications [full software list]
$45 / semester
- Lenovo X130e (2012)
11″ LCD, 2 GB of RAM, 250 GB hard drive
Microsoft Office, other applications [full software list]
$40 / semester
Students participating in the free or reduced lunch programs are eligible for a reduced rental cost of $25 / semester.
The rental fee includes basic insurance for the laptop. This fee covers all ordinary hardware problems such as hard drive failures and bad batteries. The fee does not cover abuse and negligence and lost or stolen laptops. For the complete details, please read the rental agreement that must be signed by students and parents before a laptop goes home.
First, you will need to sign up for a rental using this Google Form: Rental Sign Up
After you have been contacted that a rental is available for you, you will need to fill out the Rental Agreement Form and bring it along with payment to the Technology Department Office to pick up your computer.