OCC offering 3,500 free laptops to students 

Oakland Community College will offer up to 3,500 Dell laptops to students who register for 12 or more credit hours this fall to help with increased technology needs due to a remote learning format.

To qualify, full time students can submit an application by Sept. 6

OCC is using $1 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress in March 2020.

“We wanted to make sure our students have the technology needed to be successful in a remote learning environment, and we are one of the only community colleges in Michigan to provide direct technology assistance to full-time students,” Chancellor Peter Provenzano said.

In addition to the laptops, Provenzano said the college will provide all students with access to necessary software programs specific to their fall term course needs.

Additional details:

  • Students will be notified if they qualify for the laptop after Sept. 16.
  • Laptops will be sent direct to qualifying students from Dell, beginning the week of Sept. 21.
  • Students may keep the laptop after the fall semester for use in future OCC and other college courses or for personal use.
  • Students who require internet access will be provided a designated area on each of OCC’s five campuses to use the college’s Wi-Fi network.

“We understand how difficult this COVID-19 pandemic has been on our students, and we wanted to make sure they would be able to stay home, stay safe and continue their college education by offering the technology they need to be successful this fall term,” Provenzano said.

Students who have registered for 12 or more credits for Fall Term and are interested in receiving a Dell laptop should link to OCC Cares Laptop Program to complete the Laptop application. Students who have any additional questions regarding this Dell Laptop program should email careslaptop@oaklandcc.edu.

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