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The information below is provided by the CARE Education Team.

Listed resources are specific to Minnesota, but not exhaustive. By providing this information, Hennepin Technical College does not assume responsibility for the quality provided by the agencies or websites.

Technology at Hennepin Tech

Minnesota State Student Technology Helpline

Semester Laptop Request

A limited number of laptops are available for semester checkout. If you do not have a device for accessing online learning resources, or feel your device is not adequate for your needs, please fill out the Semester Laptop Request form to request a laptop. Available computers are basic Lenovo model with Microsoft Office, Internet, and a built-in webcam and mic.

Student Computer Lab

The Student Computer Lab is a great place for you to complete your assignments, check email, or just surf the Internet. Staff and work-study students are available to assist you.

Federal and State Resources

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.

Federal Communications Commission

Lifeline program for low-income consumers. The Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. Lifeline is part of the Universal Service Fund. The Lifeline program is available to eligible low-income consumers in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands.

MN Department of Education

Disparities in access to adequate broadband, devices, and digital literacy create conditions of inequity for Minnesota’s children and their families. The Minnesota Department of Education divisions of Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness, Career and College Success, Equity and Inclusion, and State Library Services are leading work within the agency and collaborating with external partners so that every Minnesotan can fully participate in education and social, economic, and civic life.

Hardware and Devices

PCs for People

Provides the opportunity for all individuals, families, and nonprofits with low income to benefit from the life-changing impact of computers, internet, and digital skills.

Internet Service Providers

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast brings affordable, high-speed Internet to your home so you can have greater access to homework, job opportunities, healthcare and benefits, education resources and more. When you’re connected, you’re ready for anything.


Claim Your FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit and Receive Free High Speed Internet


Qualified households can SAVE on high-speed Internet at a special rate.

Last updated by mdibba : 2023-07-14 09:45:32