Keys to Success


Keys to Success provides students access to laptops to support success in your coursework. The Student Success Center offers a short-term checkout program, but as of January 2024 has no laptops available for the ownership program.

If you don't have the technology or course materials that you need to be successful in your classes, make an appointment with your assigned Student Success Coordinator to discuss your options.

Short-term Checkout Program

Students may present their Cardinal Card student ID to check out a short-term loaner laptop for up to 4 hours at a time and for use while in the Belknap Academic Building. (Laptops may not leave the building.) Checkout hours begin at 8:30am and all laptops must be returned by 4:30pm.

Ownership Program (Not currently accepting applications)

Students who have demonstrated financial and technological need may receive a free laptop. Be sure to check the minimum technology requirements of your academic unit as these laptops might not meet them. Specifically, these laptops do not meet minimum requirements for the Speed School.

Who is eligible for the program?

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate UofL students seeking their bachelor’s degree. (This program is not available for post-baccalaureate, second-degree seeking, or graduate students.)
  • You have accepted all federal/state financial aid offered. (See ULink or contact the Student Financial Aid Office to review award package.)
  • You have unmet financial need.
  • Should you have anticipated aid that will be awarded within a reasonable amount of time (such as a KEES award), you will be directed to utilize the SSC’s short term loaner program (see above) and public computer labs.
Have questions about the program or laptops? Please email .
Want to apply for a laptop? Just complete this online application form.

How does it work?
Applications will be reviewed by the Student Success Center within a week of submission. After review, you may receive a request for more information or to meet with your Student Success Coordinator. You will receive notification of your eligibility via email and if approved, will be given information regarding laptop pick up.

What are the laptop specifications?
HP 15 Notebook laptop with webcam
15.6” touchscreen
13 CPU
256 GB SSD storage
Windows 10 operating system
1-Year Hardware Warranty included (register once in your possession)

Prior year recipients (2020/2021 and 2021/2022) continue to have warranty support for their laptops and can continue to work with UofL’s Information Technology in Miller IT Building (MITC) to file a warranty claim with the manufacturer. The iTechConnect office is open Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm in MITC and provides walk-in service.

Student Success Center

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm


tel (502) 852-7969

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