Order from the FCPP standard model list. All Dell and Apple systems available via the CU Marketplace are part of the standard models list. (Increasing the specification for any model in the standard models list, such as increasing the RAM, does not require an exception.) Items on the standard models list are evaluated and recommended by OIT, and the university has negotiated pricing agreements with these vendors. A manufacturer's warranty of at least 3 years must be purchased with each FCPP computer.
We recognize that not every need will be met by standard models. To purchase a non-standard computer, be sure to obtain an exception before purchasing, to ensure that you will be able to obtain the reimbursement. Non-standard computers should still meet the current campus recommendations.
In general, no, the FCPP subsidy is intended for one single computer for each faculty member. The computer should meet or exceed minimum guidelines to ensure a useful life as an employee’s primary computer for 4 years.
Certain accessories, such as adapters, cables, docking stations, monitors, keyboards and mice, are eligible for FCPP funding if they are purchased as part of the computer from the same vendor. The same guidelines for purchasing a computer should be followed for these accessories, including obtaining an exception before purchasing if necessary.
Software is not normally eligible for FCPP funding, unless it is purchased as part of a computer system’s configuration. Please see the Site Licenses Software list for guidance on obtaining software.
If your department uses Dedicated Desktop Support services, we certainly can! Please consult with your area’s Dedicated Desktop Support contact for assistance selecting and ordering an FCPP computer.
Your department’s program coordinator may also be able to provide some purchasing assistance, and may be able to help guide you about your department’s computing standards.
You should always obtain approval for an exception before purchasing a non-standard computer. See FCPP - Ordering Exception for details
Since the FCPP subsidy’s maximum amount is $1,200, your department may contribute the difference if the computer costs more than the maximum. A SpeedType (university fund code) is required. Unfortunately, we cannot accept personal funds.
You will be notified by FCPP soon after the start of the new fiscal year, July 1. Please check with your department’s program coordinator if you have questions about your eligibility.
You can order your computer starting July 1. Ordering and reimbursement requests must be done by April 30.
If you do not intend to purchase a computer this year (by April 30), please communicate to us as early as possible, so that we can offer your spot to someone else who may need it. Let us know if you wish to defer to next year or longer.
If we don’t hear from you, and you haven’t purchased a computer by April 30, we will assume that you do not need a computer this year, and you will be placed on next year’s eligibility list.
The following criteria must be met:
The FCPP merit roster is distributed by OIT to the FCPP liaison for each school and department (usually the department’s program coordinator). The FCPP departmental liaisons determine each year’s eligibility list.
Computers are supported by your area’s desktop support group. Computers purchased using FCPP funds must have at least a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty. For Apple computers, we recommend AppleCare. For Dell computers, we recommend ProSupport Plus warranty.
See the Site Licenses Software list for details. At minimum, the latest version of Microsoft Windows or Mac OS, Microsoft Office, and antivirus software are available at no additional cost. Do not purchase these yourself.
If you will use Windows on your computer, it must come with a version of Windows, which can be upgraded to our campus Enterprise version. visit the Microsoft Software Campus EES Agreement for more information.
Please consult your area’s desktop support group with questions or to request software installation assistance.
The computer remains the property of the university and should not be transferred to personal use. Your department or desktop support contact will help you re-purpose or dispose of the computer when you no longer need it.