How to Get a Free Laptop for College

By Kecia Hambrick

Laptops can be expensive, but they are a necessity for more college students. The mobility of a laptop makes it easy for students to carry it to class or to the library for study or research sessions. Getting a free laptop for college may sound like a dream, but it can be done.

Step 1

Attend a college that uses free laptops as an incentive for enrollment.

Step 2

Ask for a laptop in lieu of money as a graduation present.

Step 3

Enter to win free laptops on the Internet; legitimate websites hold contests for free computers from time to time.

Step 4

Browse the "Free Stuff" sections of classified ads (and websites such as Craigslist). If you are a computer techie, you can grab a free laptop and fix it.

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