Chromebooks may be available for students who do not have access to a working laptop. They are being provided by the Student Needs Advising Center (SNAC). If you are in need of a chromebook, fill out the waitlist.
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International Student Access
Some international students may have difficulties accessing some UCSB licensed resources. The campus is working on a more robust solution for this issue. We hope to have a solution in place in the next two to three weeks. In the meantime, we strongly suggest that you install the campus VPN client, Pulse Secure Campus VPN, and use that to make accessing these online resources more reliable. Information on installing and using Pulse VPN is available at: https://www.it.ucsb.edu/network-infrastructure-services/pulse-secure-campus-vpn
Some internet providers are providing free/discounted (limited) access to students and families who qualify. Examples include:
UCSB Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises provides an updated list here.
Note! Please read the fine print before signing up for any offers.