IT is offering a computer subscription program to provide computers to part time employees, student workers, adjunct faculty, and volunteers. The subscription program ensures that all Biola computers are well maintained and software and security patches are kept up to date. To request a subscription computer, please fill out our request form.


How to Get the Service

Employees are welcome to fill out our Computer Subscription Request form.

Program Details
  • The subscription term is flexible and designed to provide a computer for one semester, a year, or multiple years. 
  • Departments are charged for the length of the subscription term and can return the computer at the end of the subscription term. 
  • Support and licensing are included in the subscription term cost. 
  • If the computer malfunctions during the term, it will be replaced at no cost. 
  • Subscription computers are replaced at the end of their life-cycle (typically four years or less). 
Subscription Options
  • Standard Apple or Windows Laptop, approximately $400 annual fee.
  • Standard Windows Desktop, approximately $350 annual fee.
  • Contact IT at it.helpdesk@biola.edu if you are interested in a light-use, less-expensive Windows laptop.
FAQs
Can my department buy a cheap, used computer from IT?

IT doesn’t have many viable, used computers available. In the last two years, Biola increased the life cycle of laptops to five years and the life cycle of desktops to six years. This means that when we decommission faculty and staff computers, they will be near the end of their useful life and not ideal for redeployment.

Can my department buy our own new computer?

Yes, whenever extra processing power or storage is required and one of our standard computers cannot be upgraded to meet the need. IT will help you select a supportable computer model based on your requirements. Please contact us at it.helpdesk@biola.edu to initiate that process.




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