Student Technology Equity Program (STEP) Available

July 2, 2020

STEP Poster

Apply for STEP

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student in need of hardware or internet access:

  • Complete this application(link is external) to be considered for a free loaner laptop, Wi-Fi hotspot, or other peripherals (e.g. webcam, headphones, etc.). 
  • We will review your application and determine eligibility based on a combination of factors which include financial need, previous support received, and instructional role (e.g. GSI).
  • Submit your application by July 15, 2020 to be reviewed in time for a device to be sent to students via FedEx by the start of Fall 2020 instruction (note: we are unable to ship internationally).
  • Notifications about STEP awards will occur by early August
  • Have a question? Check out our STEP FAQs.

Free / Low Cost Technology Resources

Free Training & Information Security 

Contact STEP 

Questions about this program should be directed to STEP sends e-mail).

Contact Tech Support 

Questions about how to use devices provided through this program should be directed to the Student Tech Helpdesk(link is external).  is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., by phone and email (510-642-HELP, sends e-mail)).