I’m Buying a Laptop

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If you decide to purchase a new laptop, TigerTech is an excellent option – they sell both Mac and Dell machines with an optional purchase plan. The Tech Supply Bundles come with the accessories necessary for a student living on campus, like a warranty, an Ethernet cable and adapter, surge protector, a backpack, and more. TigerTech offers competitive pricing, plus educational discounts for all students.

If you decide to purchase during Summer Welcome, you can order your laptop on Day One, then pick it up on Day Two. After pickup, visit the Tech Stop to get it set up with all your Mizzou technology resources. At the Tech Stop, the student will sit down with a technician for 3-40 minutes; walk in any time from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Student Purchase Plan

The Computer Purchase Plan allows eligible students to spread the cost of a computer over four payments (semesters). The first payment is charged to your University of Missouri student account in the following thirty days after you receive your computer. The remaining payments are billed in subsequent December and June billing cycles. The administrative fee is a simple 7.8 percent of the purchase price, which is a one-time charge added to your total; there is no accruing interest.

Criteria for approval:

  • No financial holds on the student’s account.
  • Student must be enrolled for the current semester, or in the case of Summer Welcome customers, enrolled for the fall semester.
  • The student must have a University A/R balance that does not exceed $7500 which includes outstanding provisional aid.
  • The student’s GPA must be a 2.0 or higher.
  • The student must have at least four semesters left before completion of their studies. If the student is a level in which they might not have four semesters left before completion of their studies, a letter from the student’s academic department is required to state the length of the time the student has left before completion of their studies.

A short application must be filled out for approval. The completed application should be submitted to TigerTech, either in-person; via email: themizzoustore@missouri.edu; or via US Post: The Mizzou Store, 911 E. Rollins, Columbia, MO 65211.

Hardware and Software Recommendations

Software Recommendations:

WINDOWS Microsoft Windows 10

Current Version of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Office 2019

APPLE® MAC® OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)
Microsoft Office 2016
MAC® OS X 10.15 (Catalina)
Current Version of Microsoft Office


Minimum Hardware Requirements: 3- to 4-year life-span at MU

Core i7 Processor 16GB RAM
or greater
NIC (GB Ethernet
card) and
Wireless NIC
(802.11 a/c)
External Storage
(USB Drive or
External Hard