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Who can buy an SCI computer?

All active Princeton undergraduate and graduate students may purchase a computer through this program. (Non-active enrolled students may not be eligible for all purchase options. Send e-mail to for more information.)

Students are not limited to one SCI computer, but certain restrictions apply. Financial Aid and loans may only be used once to purchase an SCI computer. Please Note: Some of the software included on SCI computers is restricted to student use. Students may not give, loan, or transfer the license to use the software. For questions regarding purchasing a second SCI computer, or to enable your account to purchase a second SCI computer, please contact the Help Desk at 609-258-4357(HELP) or

Seniors -
Seniors are eligible to purchase a computer up until their status changes on or just before Commencement, but are restricted after November due to billing constraints. Seniors may call the Help Desk at 258-4357(HELP) or email for assistance ordering an SCI laptop from November until late May.

New students - 
New students can log into the online SCI Store to purchase an SCI computer once they receive their Princeton University netID and password.  New students should wait and purchase their computers from the SCI program specific to their incoming year.

Bridge Year students - 
Students participating in the Bridge Year program are strongly encouraged not to purchase a computer at this time. If you are a Bridge Year participant and have questions about purchasing a computer please call the Help Desk at 258-4769 (HELP).