Technology Resources

Financial Assistance for Internet 

UWL Financial Aid Office

UWL's Financial Aid Office may be able to work with your financial aid package to find you financial assistance for technology. To contact the Financial Aid Office, email finaid@uwlax.edu or call 608-785-8604.

Lifeline

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. You can get Lifeline based on your income; if you use SNAP, Medicaid, or other governmental programs; or by qualifying through your children/dependents. There is also a Tribal Lifeline for those who live on Tribal lands. 

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive: up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals; up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands; and/or a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50).

Couleecap Education Program: Financial Support for Working Students

This program provides financial assistance for exam fees, laptops, books, equipment, tuition, childcare, or transportation. Students must be working part time, be 18+ years old, and meet income requirements.

Access to Technology

Murphy Library Technology Rentals

Murphy Library offers different technology tools for checkout to any current UW-La Crosse student or staff member with a valid UWL ID.

Wisconsin Public WiFi Map

This mapping tool displays public WiFi locations that have been self-reported by entities and individuals. The map displays hundreds of locations where citizens can go to use WiFi when it is not available at home. New locations are being added as they become available. 

Software

Please contact UWL's Information Technology Services about getting access to needed software for your classes. 

Working with slow internet speeds? Please see UWL's webpage, How To Manage Slower Internet and Low Bandwidth