UTSA, Gateway offer select computers to university
(Aug. 15, 2005)--UTSA and Gateway Inc., the nation's third largest PC vendor, are offering UTSA students, faculty and staff select notebook and tablet computing products at discounted prices.
As part of the effort to promote technology adoption, Gateway enlisted the help of the San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU) to establish several unique finance packages for students offering low monthly payments and incentives that could waive interest charges.
For all the details about ordering and financing a Gateway computer, a Laptop FAQ and more -- visit the UTSA Student Laptop Initiative Web site.
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Gateway and SACU representatives will be available to answer questions about the laptop initiative Aug. 22-26 at information tables on the first floor of the John Peace Library Building, 1604 Campus.
With more than 26,000 students and 3,500 faculty and staff members, the alliance between UTSA and Gateway is one of the largest initiatives of its kind in the country.
"This is an exciting program for UTSA, one that we believe will have a significant impact on the success of our students," said Rosalie Ambrosino, UTSA vice president for student affairs. "It is important that we offer our students enhanced educational opportunities and access to technology to prepare them for the work places of tomorrow."
Three of Gateway's latest notebooks are available for immediate purchase by incoming and current UTSA students, as well as faculty and staff. Gateway's products are developed with industry-leading technology and designed to perform throughout a typical student's academic career.
SACU is offering special interest rates for notebook purchases and is adding extra incentive for students to finish school -- waiving either 50 percent or all of the accrual upon a student's graduation.
"SACU is pleased to be part of this initiative to expand the learning opportunities for students at UTSA. SACU is a major provider of education loans and has a strong commitment to assisting the growth and development of future leaders in our community," said SACU president and CEO Jeff Farver. "This initiative is a tribute to the power of community organizations working together to create a better future for our greatest resource -- our youth."
The multifaceted program is helping the UTSA community keep pace with the technology boom. "UTSA is implementing an important technology initiative that will greatly benefit their students' learning experience, and Gateway is proud to participate in such a powerful program that makes technology easily accessible," said Jim Kaufold, vice president of education sales at Gateway.
For ordering and purchasing information, log on to the ASAP information system Web site and click on the UTSA Student Laptop Initiative link.