Technology Solutions for Students

As we continue to navigate through uncertainty, we want you to know that we understand the difficulties you may face while trying to meet your educational goals during this time. In speaking with many students, we understand that not having access to campus computers and wifi may be delaying your registration. We have put together technology solutions to support you as we approach the fall semester. 

We encourage you to explore these technology solutions and register for fall classes. Skipping a semester can slow your progress, cost you more financially and delay your completion goals.

For assistance with registration visit our remote student services office at: 

https://bit.ly/2Ey7R5L

dell.jpegLaptop loaner program

The college has made available loaner laptops and webcams to help students who do not have the proper equipment or the ability to obtain the proper equipment to be successful in their Fall 2020 Semester’s remote courses.


If you are a degree-seeking student taking classes in the fall, and if you have already paid for your courses, go to the Seahawk Outreach Services (SOS) webpage and click on “Loaner Laptop Application” to fill out the short application to request a laptop. Laptops and webcams will be made available on a first come first served basis and while supplies last.

Affordable laptop technology from the Bookstore

The Broward College Bookstore has several technology options available with configurations to support remote learning and support the use of D2L, Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom and Honorlock. These affordable options are financial aid eligible for qualifying students. 

Dell Inspiron 15 3580      $499.98       
Dell Inspiron 15 5593     $699.98       
HP 15DY1039NR 15.6"   $589.98        
HP 14DY1046NR 14"      $449.98        
Surface Pro 7                 $1329.98       

Visit the Bookstore’s online storefront to order: https://bit.ly/2Xgwn1Y

Below are additional technology options recommended by the Broward College Technical Team for purchasing a new device for College work and attending remote synchronous learning classes.
Students qualify for technology discounts from Microsoft, Apple and HP. 

Minimum Configuration:                                     
Operation System: Microsoft Windows 10              
Processor: Intel Core i3                                       
Memory: 4GB                                                                             
Storage: 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)               
Screen Size: 12.3” or larger         

Recommended Configuration:
Operation System: Microsoft Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent AMD Ryzen 5
Memory: 8GB
Storage: 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Screen Size: 12.3” or larger                        

wifi.jpgFree access to Office 365

All BC students qualify for a free download of the latest Microsoft Office suite. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc. Visit the student discount site, login and then click on the "Download Microsoft Office" button inside BC One Access, search Office 365. Contact the Helpdesk with any questions 954-201-7521.

Free WIFI

Available in the parking lot areas of the College and throughout the campuses where the various picnic tables are installed. Students must maintain social distance and wear masks on campus. For Wifi locations on campus visit: https://bit.ly/31cxHnM

Discounted Internet services

Qualifying households can receive internet services as low as $9.95 per month through the Internet Essentials program through Comcast. For information and eligibility visit: https://www.internetessentials.com/

AT&T provides low-cost internet services for eligible households as low as $10 per month. Visit:  https://www.att.com/internet/access/ 

It's important to consider your household size and internet needs when selecting service. 25Mbps download speed is recommended. You can also test your internet speed here: https://www.speedtest.net/

Sales Tax Holiday August 7-9

The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, August 7, 2020, and ends Sunday, August 9, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. 

For more information and a list of qualifying items, please review the Department of Revenue's Tax Information Publication (TIP) on the 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, as well as Frequently Asked Questions documents for consumers.

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