|Does the campus make computing and network access financially accessible? Is special student pricing offered for computers and peripheral equipment?
Compared to retail, NIU computing and network access is available to students at a 30 to 55% savings. We have achieved cost breaks on software by volume purchasing on behalf of our students. Anti-virus and productivity software are available to students for a discount or free. Educational discounts for computers and other hardware peripherals are also available to students via direct purchase from Apple and Dell, Inc. See these links for more information:
Antivirus Software (Malwarebytes): http://doit.niu.edu/its/asp2/sdlist/softwareoption.aspx?id=Malwarebytes
NIU Apple Store: http://store.apple.com/us_edu_383770?afid=p224|4631024&cid=AOS-US-CAMPUS-CampusMerch-Vanity
Microsoft Compatibility Pack: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3
Dell Products: http://premier.dell.com/portal/messages.aspx?c=US&l=en&s=eep&cs=RC1017319
Dell Support: http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen