Late Laptop Fines
As of August 1, 2005 students who return laptops after their due
date are subject to fines. The fines are in response to students who
have repeatedly returned laptops late without regard to other students
waiting to use them.
The loaner time limit for all laptops is 3 business days.
You may renew for an additional three days if no one is waiting for the laptop.
$50 per day for the first 5 days late
$100 per day for each successive day late
Maximum fine is $2000 (the approximate replacement value of the laptop).
The charge for a lost laptop is $1,415.00. Be sure to contact Computer Services as soon as the unit is lost to avoid additional fines.
After the 3 day lending period, there is a 1 hour grace period starting at 8:00am for late returns on the morning after the due date. This is the ONLY grace period. For example, if your laptop was due on August 17 and you bring it back at 9:45 on the 18th, the laptop is 1 day late and you'll be fined $50.
How to avoid fines:
- The key to avoiding fines is to keep track of date and know when the laptop is due.
- Take note of the receipt you sign that indicates when the laptop is due back.
- Know that renewing is not guaranteed. If there are people waiting to use the laptops, you may not renew. If the laptop is already late, you may not renew.
So what are we doing with any money collected by fines? In a perfect world, we wouldn't collect any fines because everyone would return their laptop on time. However, any fines that we do collect will go right back into the laptop lending program.
If you've received a fine notification on your SBAR bill, you can see our response to the most common complaints at this web site: Late Laptops Complaint Response page