Laptop Initiatives

The Laptop Initiative is currently closed.


COVID-19 brought unique and challenging circumstances for students, so UCA wants to help.  Eligible students who cannot purchase a working computer may apply to get one free.

The federal CRRSA Act funds this initiative.  We have a very limited supply of laptops for the Fall 2021 semester; therefore, you must meet the requirements for the individual program to apply.



  • A full- or part-time student seeking a degree at UCA
  • Enrolled in Fall 2021 courses at UCA
  • Do not have access to a working laptop
  • Have not received a laptop from a previous Laptop Initiative program


Selection Process:

  1. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received until the supply of laptops is exhausted.
  2. The student will receive an email stating whether their application has been denied or awarded.

Award decisions are at the committee’s discretion. All committee decisions are final.

Please be aware that this is not for a cash award.  If awarded, you will receive a new laptop ordered by the IT department to meet UCA’s baseline computer specs.