The following is a list of hardware and software vendors and servi that may be useful to students at the College. Some offer student discounts, and others are just very competitively priced.
If you plan to make your purchases at a brick-and-mortar store, don’t forget about South Carolina’s annual sales tax holiday! For the first weekend of August (Friday through Sunday) there is no sales tax on school supplies, which includes computers.
Note: purchases made from the sites linked here do not constitute a purchase from the College. Any warranties, returns, or other issues must be handled through the vendor.
- Apple Store for Education
- Student discounts on Apple products. Simply look up the College of Charleston on the linked page.
- Computer Repair Doctor
- Repairs for phones, laptops, and other devices, including some types of repair that Student Computing Support does not perform. CofC students get $10 off phone repairs or 25% off labor for computer repairs with their College ID.
- Dell Student Store
- Student discounts on Dell products.
- Very low prices on cables of all varieties. Great source for ethernet cables.
- Not a student store, but has low prices on components for laptops and desktops. Also has competitively priced complete systems from a variety of manufacturers.
- Free Office 365
- Students at the College of Charleston get free access to Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the rest of the Office suite for Windows or Mac, as well as Office Online features and OneDrive cloud storage.
- Adobe Academic Discount
- Educational discounts on Adobe products such as Photoshop.