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Laptop Loan Program Policy

The following policy is excerpted from the Information Resources Policy manual.

  1. 7.1.  Policy 
    1. 7.1.1.  Lamar State College Port Arthur provides laptops for the purpose of participating and successfully completing coursework. 
    2. 7.1.2.  The Laptop Loan Program policy establishes the Laptop Loan Program, which provides students with the opportunity to borrow a laptop for an extended period of time. 
    3. 7.1.3.  Students must meet the eligibility criteria in order to participate in the Laptop Loan Program. 
    4. 7.1.4.  The Laptop Loan Program includes laptops, power cables, and standard installed software (hereafter referred to as “equipment”).
    5. 7.1.5.  Equipment availability is limited and will be made available to eligible students on a first come first serve basis.
    6. 7.1.6.  Applications may be submitted 30 days prior to the first day of class. Equipment will be issued beginning on the first day of class.
  2. 7.2.  Eligibility
    1. 7.2.1.  In order to be considered, students must meet the following criteria:
      1.  Must be enrolled at LSCPA in credit-bearing or developmental courses or a dual-enrolled student from an ISD that does not issue computing devices.
      2.  Tuition, fees, and other charges for the current and previous semesters must be paid in full, or satisfactory payment arrangements must be made with the Business Office.
  3. 7.3.  Use of Equipment
    1. 7.3.1.  Equipment may be used by the student to whom the laptop is assigned. Equipment may not be loaned or shared with others, including family members or other LSCPA students.
    2. 7.3.2.  Students must not alter or tamper with security settings or equipment hardware. 
    3. 7.3.3.  Students must not install unauthorized software.
    4. 7.3.4.  Equipment must not be used for any form of illegal or illicit activities (e.g., hacking, pirating, viewing or downloading illegal or illicit content, etc.). If the equipment is used for any illegal activities while under the student’s control, the student may be subject to disciplinary action by the College, determined to be ineligible to participate in the Laptop Loan Program, as well as referral to legal and law enforcement agencies.
    5. 7.3.5.  Other violations of policy or abuse of equipment privileges may also result in disciplinary action and the inability to borrow equipment in the future.
  4. 7.4.  Returning Equipment
    1. 7.4.1.  Students must return the equipment before the last day of the semester when the equipment was loaned to the student. 
    2. 7.4.2.  If a student withdraws completely from LSCPA or stops attending all of their courses, the equipment must be returned immediately. Failure to return the equipment will be considered failure to return LSCPA property and appropriate action will be taken. 
    3. 7.4.3.  It is expected that equipment will be returned in good working condition. If not, damage to the equipment will be assessed and charged to the LSCPA student account.
    4. 7.4.4.  Failure to return equipment may result in one or more of the following:
      1.  The cost of replacing equipment will be assessed a dollar amount no greater than actual cash value as determined by LSCPA. 
      2.  The cost of unreturned equipment will be charged to the LSCPA student account. 
      3.  The student may be subject to disciplinary action by the College.
      4.  The student may be determined to be ineligible to participate in the Laptop Loan Program.
      5.  The student may be referred to legal and law enforcement agencies
    5. 7.4.5.  Charges that are accrued through the Laptop Loan Program will result in a hold put on the LSCPA student account and will prevent the student from registering for a future term, receiving an official transcript, or receiving a diploma until paid in full. If the balance is not paid in full, it will be referred to collections.
  5. 7.5.  Related Policies, Regulations, Standards, and Guidelines
    1. 7.5.1.  Information Resources Policy 2.0 Appropriate Use of Information Resources

Updated: 8/9/2021