There are a few ways in which parents and students can finance their computer purchases.
Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
Students can explore the option of receiving financial aid via scholarships, grants, and loans after they have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate year. If they qualify, the Illinois State Financial Aid Office can make a one-time cost of attendance adjustment for the purchase of a computer. If parents and students need help with understanding the process of financing a computer, they can contact Financial Aid.
Credit-based financing may be available through your local banking institution or the ISU Credit Union. TechZone can also give advice on private financing, which is available directly from computer vendors.