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Budget-Friendly Internet Essentials

Having access to a reliable, internet-connected computer is essential for college students. But what happens if you don't think you can afford them?

Internet Essentials from Comcast might be able to help. Internet Essentials makes computers and internet access available at prices that fit your budget. You can apply directly with Comcast.

Additionally, you may qualify for FREE monthly Internet Essentials service through the Emergency Broadband Benefit if you OR any member of your household meets one of the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for the federal Lifeline program, including:
    • Medicaid
    • SNAP
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
    • Tribal Programs for Residents for Qualifying Tribal Lands
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers
  • Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year

Affordable, High-Performing Laptops and Desktops for College

The best cheap laptops for college need to be as capable as they are affordable. Through our Comcast partnership, you're able to purchase a modern laptop or desktop with all the computing power you need for just $149.99 + tax. Your discounted computer will even come equipped with Windows 10, Microsoft Office and Norton Security so you can complete all your coursework and keep all your files and data protected.

Affordable Internet Access

As a college student, you’ll also need access to the internet for researching papers, taking part in class discussions and submitting assignments. And you probably want to get that internet access without breaking your piggy bank. Peirce and Comcast will help you with that too!

Thanks to Internet Essentials, as a Peirce student, you'll get an in-home, high-speed internet network for the discounted rate of just $9.95 per month + tax. That means you'll have all the speed and all the access you need to get your assignments done whenever and wherever it's convenient for you.

Plus, you'll get a free internet router and access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, so you can get online anywhere you have access to Xfinity WiFi (covering all of Philadelphia and much of the Delaware Valley).

Digital Literacy Training

Getting an affordable laptop or desktop and internet connection is a great deal for anyone heading back to school on a budget. But what if you're a working adult learner returning to school for the first time in a long time and WiFi, Microsoft and megabytes aren't languages you speak? No problem! Through our partnership with Comcast Internet Essentials, you'll also have access to free digital skills training workshops in person, in print or online. We'll get you up to speed on computer and internet usage in no time so you can get down to earning your degree.

Contact Comcast to learn more.


Please note that some restrictions may apply. To qualify, students must live in Comcast's service are.

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