Program Costs

The semester fees for leasing a student laptop are set by the South Dakota Board of Regents and are calculated into student tuition. 

Current Fees for the 2021/2022 Academic Year:


Once a machine is four years old, it will be replaced by a new machine. Returned machines less than four years old and in good working order will be refurbished and be reissued to students. All incoming first-time, first-year undergraduate students will be issued their laptop computer during the first week of school.

The student fee will cover the cost of the Student Laptop, a South Dakota Mines backpack, a charging cable, four-year replacement upgrades, maintenance on the wireless access points, full accidental-damage protection warranty and student workers to provide technical support for the program. It will also cover the cost of basic software installed on each machine (Windows, Microsoft Office 365, anti-virus software, Maple mathematics software, and campus software).

The laptops will have a four-year no-fault warranty, which will cover all maintenance costs.  All service to the machines will be performed on campus at our Fujitsu and Lenovo Authorized Service Centers. ITS does not cover shipping costs to and from campus to perform repairs. 

Students will be responsible for backing up their own data. If there are any software issues with their machines that cannot be resolved in a short amount of time, their hard drive will be replaced with a newly imaged hard drive to solve any software issues. 

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