Internet Services & Resources
KU Campus Resources
Student Technology Lending Programs
KU IT has partnered with Student Money Management Services and the KU Bookstore to create two programs to help currently enrolled KU Lawrence/Edwards Campus students who may not have an appropriate technology device or adequate internet connectivity due to situations created by the pandemic.
Students who are provided a laptop and/or hot spot will need to return devices at the end of the spring 2021 semester, or when they are no longer enrolled in courses - whichever comes first.
Update for spring 2021: We have distributed all of the laptops or hotspots we have available.
If you are a graduate assistant, graduate research assistant, or graduate teaching assistant, please note that there are employee-specific resources available, for which you may qualify. If you have technology needs impacting your KU work-responsibilities, please contact your Technology Support Center staff to ask for their help in locating a device to borrow.
The KU Libraries have stationary computers, scanners, and printers available throughout their spaces available for use during their hours of operation. Students can also checkout laptops, headphones, voice recorders and calculators for free on a first-come, first-served basis in the Anschutz Library Learning Studio or at Watson Library. Technology is also available for check out at the Murphy Art & Architecture Library, the Spahr Engineering Library, and the Music & Dance Library.
KU Information Technology
KU IT provides assistance with general technology questions. They also have information on how students can access the Microsoft Office 365 Suite Software (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.) for free.
- Phone: 785-864-8080 Email: email@example.com
KU Tech Shop
- Location: Kansas Union, Second Floor
- Phone: 785-864-1361 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting For Good
Connecting for Good is a program based in Kansas City that assists low-income communities gain access to internet and training on digital literacy. Their Purchase A Computer Program provides refurbished, donated desktops and laptops at low prices for low-income individuals.
- Location: 2006 N 3rd St. Phone: 913-730-0677
Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price.
- This program is still being established by the FCC and has not started yet - please find more information as it becomes available at fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet bills for eligible subscribers. Eligible customers will get a credit paid towards their monthly bill.
- Information and Application: lifelinesupport.org
Through this link you will find a comprehensive list of financial assistance and Internet Service programs for eligible families and individuals. The guide will allow you to learn about resources available during COVID-19, how to apply for low-income internet service, and how to qualify for free or discounted computers, mobile plans and phones.