Notebook Computer Summer Policy (Students)
DIVISION: Academic Information Services
UNIT: Lydia M. Olson Library
DATE: January 16, 2002; Revised August 9, 2005; April 23, 2008; June 6, 2012; May 8, 2014
PURPOSE: Identify summer notebook computer use, return, and fee credit.
APPLICABILITY: NMU Students
Students attending classes in the winter semester who pre-register for the following fall semester by the date that notebook computers are due (usually the Tuesday after commencement - the day semester grades are due) may continue to use the notebook computer that was issued to them over the summer with no additional fee or deposit required.
The student must pay fall semester tuition by the date indicated on the tuition bill. If tuition is not paid, the notebook computer must be returned by the tuition due date.
If tuition is not paid and the notebook computer is not returned by the tuition deadline, NMU will begin collection procedures to recover the notebook computer.
A student severing his/her connection with the university must return the notebook computer immediately. Thus, if a student drops his/her fall registration before tuition is due, the notebook computer must be returned immediately.
Note: If the notebook computer lease is due at the end of August, the student must return that notebook computer and pick up another notebook computer during distribution at the beginning of the fall semester. Students will be notified by e-mail (sent to their @nmu.edu account) that the computer is due for exchange.
Continuing students registered for summer but not continuing in fall:
Students attending classes in the winter semester who are pre-registered for summer session may continue to use the notebook computer issued to them until the date grades are due after the official last day of summer session.
If a student decides to continue in fall semester and registers for classes prior to the last day of summer session, the student may continue to use the notebook computer. If fall tuition is not paid and the notebook computer is not returned by the tuition deadline, NMU will begin collection procedures to recover the notebook computer. The note regarding end of lease computers from the preceding section of this policy also applies.
Students registered for summer, continuing full-time in fall semester:
Notebook computers are rented from the Library for the summer session; a $250 rental fee is charged. The notebook computer is due back to the Library by the due date (usually the day grades are due after the official end of summer session). The student will be issued a notebook computer during fall distribution. The student’s account will be credited for the amount of the summer rental charge. Upon verification of continuing participation in the TLC notebook program (i.e. registered full-time for fall semester with tuition obligation met), the student will be issued a credit through Financial Services. No credits will be issued for daily or weekly rental charges.
Students registered for summer session, not continuing full-time in fall semester:
Students registered for summer classes who are not currently participants in the notebook computer program (i.e. do not have a laptop issued to them from the previous winter semester) may rent a notebook computer from the Library for a $250 rental fee. The notebook computer is due back to the Library by the date due (usually the day grades are due after the official end of summer session). For students enrolled in short courses during summer, daily and weekly notebook computer rental is available. If the student registers for fall semester and chooses to participate in the notebook computer program, the student will be issued a notebook computer during notebook computer distribution in August. Part-time students must opt-in to the notebook computer program. The notebook computer rented from the Library must be returned to the Library.
Note: Art & Design majors only are eligible to rent a MacBook computer. Rental fees for a MacBook are $20/day; $55/week; $345/summer.
Notebook Computer Rental Policy;
NMU Acceptable Use Policy
CONTACT: Academic Information Services - Lydia M. Olson Library