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The Metropolitan State University Laptop Loaner Program provides laptops to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who need them to complete academic work. Laptops will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for those that meet the program criteria (up to 100 students).

Participation criteria

The current criteria for participation in the program include:

  • You must be a Metropolitan State University student registered in the term for which you are requesting the laptop for at least one credit-bearing course, and not own a computer or other technology device to complete coursework
  • Must be in good financial standing (no holds for past-due balances)

Requesting a laptop for use

To participate in the program, students must:

  • Email to sign up for the program.
    • Please email from your Metro State email account and include your student Tech ID or StarID
    • Please also confirm the semester for which you would like to borrow the laptop
  • After you are approved to participate, you'll receive an email confirming the date when the laptop is ready for pick up.
    • Visit the first floor desk in the Library and Learning Center (645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul) during business hours.
  • Students must provide a copy of their student ID. If a student does not have an ID, another form of government-issued ID may be used to have a student ID made.
  • In an effort to be fair to all students, laptops must be turned back in at the end of each semester to allow for a computer check-up prior to redistribution.
  • Failure to return the laptop by the required date may result in actions including a charge to your university account for the replacement cost of the laptop; loss of privileges to use loaner computers; registration holds; and an initiation of the student conduct process.

Email questions or concerns about the program to