laptop computer

FRED Laptop Program

UPDATE (6/20/2021): The program deadline has passed so no new orders can be placed and no changes can be made to existing orders for the 2021-2022 academic year. The program will reopen for orders for the 2022-2023 academic year in October 2021.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is proud to offer Fall 2021 incoming freshmen the opportunity to participate in the FRED Laptop Program (FLP)! 

The Fredonia Laptop Program is the vision of Fredonia President Dr. Stephen H. Kolison, Jr. A laptop will provide all students access to Fredonia's digital tools, device standardization for academic instruction, and the ability to convert quickly to online classes if needed.

Fredonia has partnered with top manufacturers to fully support students' academic computing needs and help enable and ensure their academic success. Program participants will receive an enterprise-grade laptop with premium warranties and comprehensive on-campus support services.  

In addition, our partnership with vendors also allows Fredonia to offer each laptop package at an extremely competitive price for this lease-to-own program. The lease-to-own program will include the option for a Single payment purchase to pay for the entire laptop in one semester or a four semester lease-to-own purchase to pay over the first 2 academic years at the time of selecting a laptop. The payment schedule developed for the fall of each year will dictate the payment schedule for those selecting for that specific fall.

NOTE: Only incoming freshmen will be eligible to participate in the program.

2021-2022 program participants will receive:

  • An enterprise-grade, state-of-the-art laptop well suited for the Fredonia experience
  • Four-year international manufacturer's warranty with accidental damage protection
  • On-campus help desk support
  • On-campus hardware repair services
  • Free loaner laptops during repairs and service

The FRED laptop program:

  • provides students with a compatible and fully supported device for their academic career
  • provides students with an option to spread the cost of the laptop over four semesters
  • provides for a standardized and predictable computing environment for instruction
  • is convenient, flexible, and fast laptop support options for students facilitate onsite
  • helps create an easy transition to a remote learning environment

Fall 2021 FRED Laptop Program Pricing

UPDATE (6/20/2021): The program deadline has passed so no new orders can be placed and no changes can be made to existing orders for the 2021-2022 academic year. The program will reopen for orders for the 2022-2023 academic year in October 2021.

**All prices included sales tax, 4-year warranty, and finance cost. **

**SUNY Fredonia Billing Procedures and Payment Requirements apply.** 

Picture of Lenovo Thinkpad L14 i5 Lenovo Thinkpad L14
(14in, i5)
  • Screen Size: 14"
  • CPU: Intel i5
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: Integrated Iris Xe
  • Warranty: 
    4-Year (w/ accidental)
Buy Today (payment incl. sales tax):
$ 874.80
Semester 1 Payment (35%): 
$324.12
Semester 2 Payment (25%):
$231.51
Semester 3 Payment (20%):
$185.21
Semester 4 Payment (20%):
$185.21
Total Lease-to-Own Payment Billed in 4 Installments:
$926.05
Lenovo Thinkpad L14 i7 Lenovo Thinkpad T14
(14in, i7)
  • Screen Size: 14"
  • CPU: Intel i7
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Graphics: Integrated Iris Xe
  • Warranty: 
    4-Year (w/ accidental)
Buy Today (payment incl. sales tax):
$1,082.16
Semester 1 Payment (35%):
$400.95
Semester 2 Payment (25%):
$286.39
Semester 3 Payment (20%):
$229.11
Semester 4 Payment (20%):
$229.11
Total Lease-to-Own Payment Billed in 4 Installments:
$1,145.56
Apple MacBook Air (M1) Apple MacBook Air
(13in, M1)
  • Screen Size: 13.3"
  • CPU: Apple M1 Chip
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: Built into M1 chip
  • Warranty: 
    4-Year AppleCare+
Buy Today (payment incl. sales tax):
$1,488.24
Semester 1 Payment (35%):
$551.40
Semester 2 Payment (25%):
$393.86
Semester 3 Payment (20%):
$315.09
Semester 4 Payment (20%):
$315.09
Total Lease-to-Own Payment Billed in 4 Installments:
$1,575.43
Apple MacBook Pro (16in, Intel) Apple MacBook Pro
(16in, i9)
  • Screen Size: 16"
  • CPU: Intel i9
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Graphics: Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB
  • Warranty:
    4-Year AppleCare+
Buy Today (payment incl. sales tax):
$3,658.54
Semester 1 Payment (35%):
$1,367.70
Semester 2 Payment (25%):
$968.24
Semester 3 Payment (20%):
$774.59
Semester 4 Payment (20%):
$774.59
Total Lease-to-Own Payment Billed in 4 Installments:
$3,872.97
Dell Latitude 5420 Dell Latitude 5420
(14in, i5)
  • Screen Size: 14"
  • CPU: Intel i5
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: Integrated Iris Xe
  • Warranty: 
    4-Year (w/ accidental)
Buy Today (payment incl. sales tax):
$936.36
Semester 1 Payment (35%):
$346.93
Semester 2 Payment (25%):
$247.80
Semester 3 Payment (20%):
$198.24
Semester 4 Payment (20%):
$198.24
Total Lease-to-Own Payment Billed in 4 Installments:
$991.22
Dell Latitude 7420 Dell Latitude 7420
(14in, i7)
  • Screen Size: 14"
  • CPU: Intel i7
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Graphics: Integrated Iris Xe
  • Warranty: 
    4-Year (w/ accidental)
Buy Today (payment incl. sales tax):
$1,227.96
Semester 1 Payment (35%):
$454.96
Semester 2 Payment (25%):
$324.97
Semester 3 Payment (20%):
$259.98
Semester 4 Payment (20%):
$259.98
Total Lease-to-Own Payment Billed in 4 Installments:
$1,299.90
NextFAQ
  1. What is the FRED Laptop Program (FLP)?

Through the FRED Laptop Program (FLP), Fredonia has partnered with top manufacturers to fully support students' computing needs and help enable and ensure their academic success. Program participants will receive an enterprise-grade laptop pre-configured for Fredonia, as well as premium warranties, and comprehensive on-campus support services.  All Fredonia freshmen students will have the option to participate in the program.

  1. What are the FLP goals?

Provide every student with a high-quality Windows or Macintosh laptop that meets their computing needs throughout their academic career.

  • Accessibility and Flexibility - laptops will provide a higher degree of accessibility to digital content and the flexibility to participate in digital learning
  • Support - laptops will be fully supported through the ITS Service Center via standard and extended warranty programs
  • Compatibility - laptops will be compatible with existing University electronic systems and services 
  • Durability - laptop options provided to students will be chosen based on expected life-cycle and durability features
  1. What are the FLP benefits?

The benefits of the FLP include the following:

  • provides students with a compatible and fully supported device for their academic career
  • provides students with the affordable option to spread the cost of the laptop over four semesters (2 years)
  • provides for a standardized and predictable computing environment for instruction
  • convenient, flexible, and fast laptop support options for students facilitated onsite
  • easy transition to the remote learning environment
  1. How are laptop options chosen for the FLP?

The Student Computing Sub-Committee of the Information Technology Advisory Board addresses specifications for student laptops offered each based on input from students, faculty, and ITS.

  1. What will the program recipients receive through participating in the FLP?
  • An enterprise-grade, state-of-the-art laptop well suited for the Fredonia experience
  • Four-year international manufacturer's warranty with accidental damage protection
  • On-campus help desk support
  • On-campus hardware repair services
  • Free loaner laptops during repairs and service
  1. Who will be eligible to participate in the FLP?

All Fredonia freshmen students are eligible to participate in FLP. 

  1. When is the deadline for freshmen to participate in the FLP?

Freshmen may participate in the FLP or change the original order by June 20th.

  1. When will students be able to participate in the FLP?

All Fredonia freshmen students will be able to participate in the FLP beginning in the spring of 2021 with laptop distribution scheduled before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester (typically late August). 

  1. What laptop options will be available through the FLP?

The FLP will offer a moderately and advanced spec’d enterprise-grade laptop from Lenovo, Dell, and Apple.

  1. How do I participate in the Program?

Freshmen students may participate by logging into YourConnection and going to the FRED Laptop page to select their laptop for ordering and agree to the lease-to-own terms and conditions. 

  1. What laptop is preferred for my Major?

Please review the Student Technology Recommendations and Resources.

  1. What standardized software will come with the FLP laptops?

Each laptop will be equipped with the latest Microsoft or Macintosh operating system. Office 365 is available for download by all currently enrolled students. Students may obtain assistance with the installation from the ITS Service Center located in Thompson Hall at (716) 673-3407 or its.servicecenter@fredonia.edu.

  1. When does the student own the laptop?

The student is actually leasing the laptop via a lease-to-own program. The student will own the device when the last payment is received and with all applicable taxes. Students are billed in four installments over four semesters. If a student leaves school or takes a semester off prior to paying for their laptop, they must return the computer or pay the balance (plus taxes) still owed on the system. Students will also have the option to be billed for the entire amount of the laptop on their first-semester bill and would receive a discounted price for doing so. SUNY Fredonia Billing Procedures and Payment Requirements apply.

  1. What if the laptop gets damaged or stolen?

The ITS Service Center is equipped with an in-house warranty and repair shop that can perform warranty and non-warranty work on Lenovo, Dell, and Apple FLP laptops issued to students. If an FLP laptop gets stolen, students will need to work with the University Police department to address the incident. Students are still responsible for the bill for the laptop if it lost or stolen.

  1. Why is the program operated in this manner?

Students sign a Student Agreement, which allows them the use of the computer until it is paid in full. Repairs to these laptops can be hundreds of dollars. If the problem with the laptop is considered a warranty item, the student pays only applicable deductibles to repair the laptop.

  1. Does the FLP offer a “loaner system” for students?

Yes. When an FLP laptop has to be sent out for warranty repairs, the student is able to receive a loaner laptop while theirs is being repaired. 

  1. When can a student upgrade their laptop?

Students may, at no time, upgrade the hardware on the laptops until the laptop bill has been paid in full and ownership has been transferred to the student. Once all required payments for the laptop have been received, ownership will be transferred to the student.

  1. Is the student permitted to take their laptop with them on college breaks?

Students are allowed to take their laptops with them over breaks if they are registered for the next semester. If they have not paid in full or returned to SUNY Fredonia, they will be charged for the balance due on the laptop. SUNY Fredonia Billing Procedures and Payment Requirements apply.

  1. What do I do if I'm not returning to campus?

If you are not returning to campus next semester and have not paid for your laptop in full, laptops must be returned to the SUNY Fredonia ITS Service Center or students can pay the remaining balance due on the laptop. Students will not be given a credit for the laptop if their turn it into the University. Students may mail their laptop via certified mail to the ITS Service Center using the following address:

ITS Service Center
2nd Floor Thompson Hall 
SUNY Fredonia
280 Central Ave
Fredonia, NY 14063

If you leave campus without purchasing the laptop, charges and holds will be placed on your student records. SUNY Fredonia Billing Procedures and Payment Requirements apply. 

 

NextWarranty

The ITS Service Center provides comprehensive warranty support for the FRED Laptop Program (FLP). Each laptop is equipped with a premium 4-year warranty including accident protection. Please review the following vendor warranty programs:

FLP Loaner Program

When a laptop has to be sent out for warranty repairs, the student is able to receive a loaner laptop while theirs is being repaired. Students will be required to sign an FLP Loaner Program Agreement to ensure that the laptop is returned to the campus.

ITS Service Center

Thompson Hall W203
716-673-3407
Tracker@fredonia.edu
http://www.fredonia.edu/its/

Hours of Operation (Semester):
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 12 a.m - 5 p.m.

Hours of Operation (Breaks):
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All students who would like to participate in the FRED Laptop program must complete and submit the Student Agreement provided below.

FRED Laptop Student Agreement

UPDATE (6/20/2021): The program deadline has passed so no new orders can be placed and no changes can be made to existing orders for the 2021-2022 academic year. The program will reopen for orders for the 2022-2023 academic year in October 2021.

All incoming freshmen are eligible to participate in the FRED Laptop Program by clicking here

Take the next step