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Laptop, hotspot and other technology loans

Borrow tech

Currently enrolled students are able to borrow technology for the semester.

Stop by the GRCC Library to check out what you need:

  • laptops
  • internet wifi hotspots
  • headphones
  • web cams 
  • and more

Check the GRCC Library webpage for hours

More options to borrow tech

Laptop vending machines

Retrieving a laptop from the machine is as quick and easy as grabbing chips from a vending machine. Enter your last name on the touchscreen, swipe your student ID and out pops one of the 12 Dell laptops.

The fully charged computers are available for four hours. Return the laptop back to the machine and it will automatically wipe it clean of your work and recharges it for the next person.

Vending machine locations

Check out our campus maps if you need help finding the following:

  • Calkins Science Center: First Floor, North Hallway
  • Student Center: Third floor, Counseling
  • Lakeshore Campus: First Floor, South Hallway

Free public Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi now available at 10 Grand Rapids parks! The Network in a Box (NIB) program aims to bridge the digital divide in Grand Rapids that widened during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing year-round outdoor internet access

Affordable Connectivity Program

You are likely eligible for the ACP if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch. If your household is eligible, you could receive:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
  • A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP

Today, several internet providers, including AT&T, Charter-Spectrum, Comcast-Xfinity, Frontier, WOW!, Verizon, and more, have announced high-speed internet plans for $30/month or less. If you apply your ACP benefit to one of these plans, you will have no out-of-pocket cost for your household internet.

Apply for AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY

Or, go to GETINTERNET.GOV to learn more.

Federal Pell Grant recipients now eligible for Internet Essentials program

Federal Pell Grant recipients are now eligible for discounted broadband services under the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Internet Essentials Program.

Internet Essentials offers you low-cost, high-speed Internet at home so you’re ready for anything! The connections are now twice as fast but at the same low cost. With Internet Essentials, count on a reliable connection that gives you the speed your devices need. You can work and learn from home, stream movies and shows, download music, and make video calls on multiple devices – all at the same time.

Follow the four simple steps to apply!

Questions?

Contact Cynthia Browne at cynthiabrowne@grcc.edu or by text at (616) 389-4881.

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