Many computer hardware and software companies offer discounts to students, faculty and staff. Those listed below are not an exhaustive list. When you are shopping online for any technology-related purchase, look for an Education Store, a Student Discount page, or something similar. It also never hurts to send a message to the company's support email to inquire about discounts.
Almost all computer manufacturers, including Apple, Microsoft, Dell and HP, offer discounts to at least some members of the university community. Check their web sites for information.
If you're current enrolled at Benedictine, or currently employed as a full-time faculty or staff member, you're entitled to some software and service licenses at no cost.
- Microsoft Office- available to all currently enrolled students, and all full-time faculty, and staff. More information for students. More information for faculty/staff.
- Zoom - A full Zoom license is provided to all currently enrolled students, and all faculty and staff. Simply login to our Zoom site, https://benu.zoom.us to get started.
- Autodesk - Autodesk provides versions of their software for free to students and educators. Check their website for details.
- Scholar Buys (aka Varsity Buys) offers discounted software for students, faculty, and staff. Licensing is intended for personal use and not for corporate/enterprise purpose. You will need to verify your affiliation with Benedictine. Get started here.
Cell Phones, Internet Service and Other Services
Telecom companies, including cell phone carriers and Internet providers, regularly offer discounts on service to students or members of a university. Some discounts are based on need while others just require that you're currently affiliated with a university. Check with your providers for more information.