Computer Purchase Program

Interest Free Computer Financing with Payroll Deduction

The University of Louisville is pleased to offer a Computer Purchase Program for eligible faculty and staff for personal use.  This program allows the total purchase of a computer, tablet and/or eligible equipment (up to $1,500) to be payroll deducted for either a 6 or 12-month period.  To participate, eligible computers, tablets and equipment must be purchased through the University of Louisville Campus Store.

Do you qualify?

To take advantage of this computer purchase program, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Full-time (80% or greater) regular faculty or staff member
  • Employed at least six consecutive months in an eligible position
  • In good standing on all university financial obligations
  • No current and/or unpaid computer loan

House staff and temporary lecturers are not eligible to participate.

Eligible Purchases

The computer purchase program is available for in stock computers and tablets at the UofL Campus Store, located in the Student Activities Center on Belknap Campus.  The campus store carries a wide variety of computers and Apple products. It is recommended that you view available options prior to submitting your application, so you know what is available to you. All products are available online via the UofL Campus Store website. However, please keep in mind that to participate in the computer purchase program all purchases must be made in store. It may take approximately 10-12 business days for Apple online products and 3-5 business days for non-Apple products. If you find a computer online on the campus store website that you are interested in that has a ship to store option, take the details with you to the store to order. 

In addition to computers and tablets, purchases can be make for computer equipment, such as printers and keyboards.  See a complete list of eligible expenses.

Use of the $1,500 can only be used at one time.  No additional expenses can be charged until the initial purchase is paid in full.  Please make sure you have included all additional equipment you desire at the time of your initial purchase.

To make a purchase

Participate in this payment program and purchase a computer through the UofL Campus Store by following the steps below.  Terms & Conditions apply.

  • Fill out a Computer Purchase Program application.
  • Once your application is approved, you will receive an email from Human Resources.
  • Take the email, along with a photo ID, to the UofL Campus Store to select your eligible computer/tablet/equipment.
  • Show the email and your ID to the campus store staff at the time of purchase.

You must make your purchase at the UofL Campus Store within 30 days of receiving approval.  Payroll deductions will typically begin the month following your purchase.  Please refer to your approval email for additional details on the payroll deduction payment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know my application has been approved?

You will receive an approval email within 5 business days of the submission of your application.

Can I pay off the purchase early?

Yes. You must arrange payment with the Payroll office.

Do I have to spend all of the $1,500 to purchase a computer?

No.  This program provides you the opportunity to have up to $1,500 payroll deducted.  Any purchase of $250 or less can only have payroll deduction for six months.

What if I need to return a purchase?

You must return within 30 days and it must be unopened.  Opened merchandise cannot be returned.

Can I use the Computer Purchase Program more than once?

Yes. As long as all previous purchases are paid in full.  You must submit a new application each time.

Can I purchase more than one item at a time?

Yes.  You can use the available $1,500 for any eligible expense.  For example, you can purchase a tablet, printer and keyboard at the same time.

What if my total is over $1,500?

It is your responsibility to pay any money owed over $1,500 at the time of purchase.

Are desktop computers available?

Only Apple desktops are available for purchase at this time.