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Computer Renewal Program

The Computer Renewal Program keeps faculty and staff up to date with modern computer technology The Program insures all permanent faculty and staff have access to a modern computer (PC or Apple) to support our educational mission. Learn more by reading about our example computers and frequently asked questions. HFA faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the program every five years, or any time they do not have a University-funded computer that is less than five years old. Funding is sufficient to pay for a basic computer, expected to be compatible with common productivity software that becomes available over the next five years. Supplemental funding, such as MSP, is very important because it works together with Computer Renewal Program funds to provide faculty and staff with laptops and more expensive computers.