Purchase a Laptop with Financial Aid
University of Texas School of Law students may add the cost of a new laptop computer, up to a maximum of $4,000, to their educational budget. This is for financial aid purposes and may be done only once during their law school career.
In order to qualify, you must provide a copy or your purchase receipt to the Student Financial Aid Office at the law school. If you have borrowed the maximum in a Federal Loan ($20,500) for the year, the additional cost will have to be covered by an increase to your current Graduate Plus loan or you would need to apply for a new loan. For first year students, purchases must be made after Aug. 1 to be valid.
To qualify for financial aid support, your laptop must meet these minimum specifications:
- 25 MB free hard disk space
- Network connection and/or working USB port (as required by your institution)
- All Apple Macintosh computers must have a working AirPort
- One of the following operating systems:
- Windows 7 or higher
- Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher
Tarlton Tech Desk: Computer Learning Center recommends the following technical specifications. Students have the option to upgrade.
|Processor||Intel Core 1.6GHz dual-core i5||4th Generation Intel Core i5|
|Memory||4 GB RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Hard Drive||128 GB of Flash Memory or SSD||500 GB HDD|
|Display||13" Intel HD Graphics 5000||15" Intel HD Graphics 4400|
|OS||Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite||Windows 7 Professional 64-bit|
Covered accessories include a mouse, Microsoft Office, Mac software, Windows software, storage devices (external hard drive and/or USB flash drive) and warranty coverage. Major academic discounts on software are available at the Campus Computer Store with your UT ID card. To qualify, complete, sign and submit the certification below along with your receipt(s) to a law school Financial Aid Counselor. If you have borrowed the maximum in Federal Direct Loan-Unsubsidized ($20,500) for the year, the additional cost will be covered by an increase in your Grad PLUS loan. First-year student purchases must be made after Aug. 1 to qualify.
I certify that the attached receipt(s) is for the purchase of a laptop computer matching the configurations listed above. The computer will be used for law school educational purposes.