LIFE Loaner Laptop Program

DukeLIFE endeavors to make educational technology available to all students, despite the cost. Therefore, we maintain a stock of MacBook Pro laptops available as long-term (multiyear) loans to students to use during their time at Duke. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be approved for eligible students until the stock is exhausted. 

DukeLIFE undergraduates actively enrolled in Trinity or Pratt and who have demonstrated highest financial need as indicated in their need-based financial aid records. The DukeLIFE office notified all students who meet the financial eligibility criteria for the 2021-2022 academic year via email on Friday, September 17, 2021. Please check your email for receipt of this communication before applying.  

Application Instructions: 
1. Complete and submit the application. Provide all the requested information. 
2. A staff member will contact you to communicate the status of your application and the availability of the requested equipment within two business days. Supplies are limited. We will assist as many students as we can. Financial Aid records will be consulted when reviewing applications. Please communicate your current technological limitations to your instructors. 
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. You agree to return it when asked and you understand that you will assume financial responsibility for its damage or loss while in your care. You also agree to write a short note of gratitude to the donor funding the loaner program. 
4. A staff member will reach out to you to schedule a time for you to pick up the requested equipment from the LINK service desk on the bottom floor of Perkins Library. If borrowing a loaner laptop, please bring your Duke ID card for equipment check out.