iPad™ Frequently Asked Questions

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How many credits do I need to have per quarter to qualify for the scholarship?

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program must take 12 credits or more per quarter to be eligible for the User Experience scholarship. Students enrolled in a master’s program must take seven credits or more per quarter. See the current course catalog for other eligibility requirements.

Can I use my financial aid to pay for the iPad™?

Yes, provided you have funding in place to cover the cost. (If you are unsure, check with your campus financial aid manager). The iPad™ is $600 and is billed in two consecutive terms (ex. fall and winter).

Can I utilize financial aid to pay for my iPad™ if I am not a full-time student?

Yes, provided you have funding in place to cover the cost. (If you are unsure, check with your campus financial aid manager).

How do I know if my funds cover my iPad™?

Consult with your campus financial aid manager.

Do I need to apply for the User Experience scholarship?

No, if you are a student in an undergraduate program taking 12 credits or more per quarter or a master’s student taking seven or more credits per quarter, the scholarship will be automatically applied in $300 increments over two consecutive terms not to exceed $600 in total. The scholarship will be applied to your account in week two of the term assuming you meet all eligibility requirements.

What is included if I purchase an iPad™ through Broadview University?

iPad™ with Retina Display Wi-Fi 32GB – Black. 

What if I already have the iPad™? Can I still qualify for the User Experience scholarship?

Yes, provided you meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship.

What if I drop below 12 credits for term following the term in which I receive my iPad™?

You will lose eligibility, for the quarter, for the User Experience scholarship and will need to find an alternative funding source to cover the second billing installment of $300.

Can I sell my iPad™ back?

Since the iPad™ is yours to keep upon full payment after two quarters, what you choose to do with it after graduation is up to you. At this time Broadview University does not have a buyback program.

Will all my books be on my iPad™? Do I still need to order books?

As an institution we are migrating toward eBooks for all of our classes. We continue to work with our publishers on this transition. As such, you will be able to access your eBooks on your iPad™ if the eBook has been published. Students will be charged a course fee for access to the eBooks. Until the migration to eBooks is complete, you may still need to purchase a printed book for certain courses.

When will I get my iPad™?

Each campus will notify students regarding when they can receive their iPad™. Some campuses will do this during break week, others the first week of classes. Watch your email for delivery information.

Will I receive training on how to use the iPad™? If so, when?

Students will receive training when they receive their iPad™ along with additional workshops scheduled during the quarter.

What if I lose my iPad™?

Since the iPad™ is owned by the student and will be required for classes, if damaged, lost or stolen, students will be solely responsible for their repairs and/or replacement. Students are only eligible for the scholarship one time up to $600. The school does not provide any warranty or insurance coverage on the iPad™ owned by our students. AppleCare Plus is available for purchase directly from Apple. Please visit www.apple.com for cost and purchase details.

Do employees taking classes need to have an iPad™?

Yes, all students will need an iPad™ to access eBooks and other digital content.

Can an employee who is enrolled in a class purchase an iPad™ through the school?

Yes. Employees and their dependents taking GEN courses can purchase their iPad™ through their campus for $600 payable over two quarters. An employee may purchase an iPad™ from the school similar to buying books. The iPad™ amount will be charged to the ledger card. The employee will not be eligible for the User Experience scholarship.

Can employees not enrolled in a class purchase an iPad™ through the school?

No. We are not able to buy/sell to employees other than those taking classes with us.

Do single subject (High School Advantage and Senior Citizen Scholarship) students need to have an iPad™ and can they purchase an iPad™ from the school?

Yes, all students will need an iPad™ to access eBooks and other digital content. No, single subject students will not be able to purchase an iPad™ from the school. High school students and senior citizen scholarship students will be eligible for the User Experience scholarship once they start their full program and meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship.

Is there an appeal process for the User Experience scholarship eligibility requirements?

Yes, students in their final two quarters who are not able to register for 12 credits due to circumstances beyond their own control can appeal to be eligible to be awarded the scholarship.

Will students be able to access eBooks using other devices besides the iPad™?

Certain other devices may be able to access eBooks, however, the schools are working with our publishers to select eBooks that are optimized for the iPad™.

Will an earlier generation of the iPad™ work to access eBooks?

It is our understanding that iPad 2™ and newer generations will work.

Will all programs be utilizing an iPad™?

Certain programs may adopt alternative technology devices versus an iPad™. However, every student will have the opportunity to earn the User Experience scholarship.

If I registered for less than 12 credits in my first quarter but increase my credit load to 12 or more credits for the next two consecutive quarters, will I be eligible for the full $600 scholarship?

Yes. Please be sure to consult your campus financial aid manager to ensure you are packaged with the scholarship starting the first quarter you are enrolled for 12 or more credits.

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