Who is eligible to apply? 

Actively enrolled Trinity or Pratt DukeLIFE undergraduates with high financial need as indicated in their need-based financial aid records.

At the beginning of each academic year, DukeLIFE emails all students who meet the financial eligibility criteria.

Check your email for receipt of this communication to confirm your eligibility prior to applying. Students may also write to dukelife@duke.edu to inquire about their eligibility.

Application Instructions

  1. Use the button below to complete and submit the application. Provide all the requested information.
  2. A staff member will contact you to communicate your application status and the availability of the requested device. Please note that the DukeLIFE and LINK staff work diligently to accommodate each request. Our inventory fluctuates throughout the semester and we do our best to honor each student’s preference for a MacBook or Dell. Please be patient as we receive a large number of applications.
  3. If your application for a loaner laptop has been approved, you will be asked to sign an agreement indicating that you understand that the laptop is the property of Duke University. The agreement states that you will return it when asked and understand that you will assume financial responsibility for its damage or loss while in your care.
  4. A staff member from the Link will contact you to schedule a time for you to pick up the requested equipment from the service desk (bottom floor of Perkins Library). Please bring your Duke ID card for equipment checkout.