Your computer purchase date and budget increase request date are part of the approval process.
- Entering Students: July 1, 2017 is the first day you can purchase a computer and submit a request for a budget increase for the 2017-18 academic year. If you purchase a computer prior to this date, HLS cannot consider it as an education expense and, therefore, we cannot help you finance it.
- Continuing Students: You may purchase a computer and submit a request for a budget increase starting of July 1, 2017 and ending on April 15, 2018. Any computer purchased between April 16 and June 30 of a given year is not eligible for a budget increase or loan.
You will submit your budget increase request and apply for the loan to cover your costs at the same time. Once your appeal is approved, we will process your loan application and direct deposit disbursement within two weeks. Please note that upon request from SFS, you may be required to submit documentation of your computer related purchases for verification and auditing purposes.