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Safer At Home Guide: Computers & Internet Access

A guide to free resources for the temporary campus closure due to COVID-19.

Contact Us

Ask a librarian (contact link on the LAVC Library homepage)

Click above to reach a librarian by chat (real-time, 24/7) or email. LAVC librarians will be available via email at ref@lavc.libanswers.com during fall business hours (Monday - Thursday, 9-12 and 1-7; Fridays, 9-12 and 1-5).

Computers & Laptops

Computers

Valley Student Laptop/Tablet Award -

  1. Apply at mycollege.laccd.edu.
  2. Navigate to Key Links & Help Tile. 
  3. Proceed to scholarship link to the Student Login button

Valley Student Technology Grant (Hot Spot or Internet Service) or Emergency Basic Needs Grant Award -

  1. Apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTGYVM6
     

LA Valley College will provide grants to students with identified financial needs that compromise their ability to continue their studies or successfully engage in their classes.

Eligibility will be determined using the following criteria:

  • LAVC is your home campus,
  • Be enrolled in six units or more, and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Grant awards (up to $500) are one-time only and will be determined on a need basis in the following categories:

You can apply for all awards. A panel will review your application and will determine eligibility. You will be notified of your award via email.


Additional, Non-LAVC Computer Options:

Internet Access

Affordable Internet Options

AT&T has expanded its Access program to include households that participate in SNAP, Free/Reduced Lunch program, Head Start, and SSI benefits. Households that qualify are eligible to get Internet service for $10/mo. or less based on the maximum speed available at your address up to 25Mbps. Visit their website or call 1-855-220-5211 for more information.

EveryoneOn Logo

EveryoneOn is a search tool for low-cost and free computers and internet offers in your area. 

human-I-T Logo

human-I-T is a nonprofit who seeks to help those who are not connected or are paying too much for internet. Click Here or text for assistance at 562-372-6925.

Internet Essentials Logo

Internet Essentials from Comcast offers a free trial period and reduced cost internet access for qualifiying individuals. 

Spectrum Internet Logo

Spectrum Internet is offering a COVID-19 Educational Credit for households with students, and they offer a program called Spectrum Assist for reduced cost internet for qualifying applicants. 

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