Welcome to the Tech Center homepage. Here you'll find information about our fantastic selection of tech gadgets–from software and hardware to gaming supplies and accessories. And students, faculty, and staff can find out about the great deals they can get on select Apple products and academic software.

We've got what you need and all the stuff you want. And if you need help finding the right tech solutions, we have a knowledgeable staff ready to point you in the right direction. Stop by our U District Tech Center or give us a call today.

Financing Available

Take the burden out of buying a new computer by letting us help you turn it into an exciting investment. At University Book Store, we offer quick and easy financing on most Tech Center products. For full details, contact credit department at 206.634.3400 x312 or credit@ubookstore.com. To download a Contract Information form (pdf), click here.

UW Financial Aid for Computers

UW students are also eligible to apply for financial aid to purchase a computer from The Tech Center at University Book Store. Visit finaid.uw.edu for more details or download the necessary financial aid paperwork (Revision Request for Additional Expenses) here.

Stop by The Tech Center or contact us at 206.545.4382 or ubscomp@uw.edu for a free computer quote to be included with your Financial Aid Request.

Request a Quote

Can't find the hardware, software or peripheral you are looking for? Request a quote from our Buyers. If you are University of Washington Faculty or Staff, please indicate your Purchase Order number.

Apple Computers for Education (ACE) Eligibility Requirements

  • ACE Requirements

    Students, faculty and staff must provide University ID and picture ID. The last day to purchase for the qualifying quarter is the last day of finals week.

  • Students

    All University of Washington (UW) matriculated students are eligible to purchase Apple products throught the University Book Store at the University discounted price if they are:

    • Currently enrolled during the quarter in which the purchase is being made.
    • Not taking classes during the summer quarter but enrolled during spring quarter and pre-registered for fall quarter.
  • Extension Students

    All UW Extension students enrolled in a CERTIFICATE program (please provide current class registration.)

  • Faculty

    All UW faculty members, retired faculty, emeritus faculty, librarians, and other members of the academic personnel.

  • Professional Staff

    All members of the professional staff who are salaried at the UW at least 50% time.

  • Classified Staff

    All members of the classified staff who have been employed for at least six months at the UW at least 50% time.

  • Retired Staff

    All staff retired from service at the University of Washington.

  • Not Eligible

    Visiting Scholars

An eligible individual may purchase (3) Apple desktop computer systems, (3) Apple laptop systems, (3) Apple Mac minis, (3) iPads, and (2) Apple Displays during the academic year. Any violation of this policy constitutes fraud. Violators will be prosecuted.

No returns will be accepted. Defective products will be repaired or replaced, at our option, for 30 days after pruchase. All prices at time of sale are final.

Tech Center Return & Exchange Policy

  1. Item(s) must have been purchased within the last 30 days.
  2. Item(s) must be unopened, in original condition, and accompanied by all original packaging.
  3. Item(s) must be accompanied by the cash register receipt or store credit will be issued.
  4. There are absolutely no returns on computer systems and licensing and open boxed software.

All price listings are for information only.

All sales must be completed in person with proper academic identification.

We are (currently) not able to accept any email or indirect sales requests on these products.

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