Laptop Sale

Due to COVID-19 precautions, graduating students have the option to complete the sale remotely or come to campus (Winona and Rochester) through the month of December.

Fall 2020 graduates will receive an email with a link to the Aspen Capital secure payment site with their login information. Students who wish to purchase will receive email instructions on next steps once they confirm payment. 

Only students who are graduating Fall 2020 are eligible to purchase their laptop.

Not purchasing your laptop? Return your laptop by Friday, December 18 to avoid late fees. You can return it in person on the Winona Campus in Somsen hall 207 or on the Rochester campus in Goddard Library room 118. If you are away from campus it can be mailed to:

Winona State University
Somsen Hall 207
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987

Get answers to FAQs about the sale process below.

Sale Day Details

Please read the following details carefully.


Due to COVID-19 precautions the laptop sale will be held online. If you are approved for Fall 2020 graduation the buyout link will be emailed to you on December 7. You can purchase without a late fee until January 3

Any sales from January 4 - January 15 will be subject to a $50 late fee.
No sales will be accepted after January 15. 


  • Online. Please contact us if you have trouble with the sale website.
  • On Campus in Winona – Somsen Hall 207 or in Rochester – Goddard Library 118


  • Check your WSU email for the buyout link and pay for laptop online. Our leasing company, Aspen Capital accepts Discover, Visa and Mastercard. No cash or checks.
  • After payment is confirmed, if you have a 2018 model laptop you will be emailed instructions for resetting it; If you have a newer model laptop,  you will be emailed instructions for exchanging it. *Paying will not erase any data automatically.* 

Aspen Capital, Winona State’s leasing company, sets the prices and conducts the sale. The price is based on the number of years you have participated in the eWarrior program.

 Years in the eWarrior Program
Laptop Price
 4+ $25
 3 $100
 2 $250
 1 $350


Please make every effort to complete your purchase as soon as possible to avoid any additional late fees.

If you have extenuating circumstances please contact Tech Support prior to the sale to make special arrangements.

Fall 2020 graduates can buy out the following devices: 

  • HP x360 18
  • MacBook Pro 18 

If you currently have an 18-model laptop, you will purchase the one you have. 

If you have a newer device, you will return it and purchase a stock model of the same platform you returned. 

You are not able to switch platforms at the time of purchase. 

Paying for your laptop will not erase any data automatically, but you will be required to reset your laptop so it is no longer linked to your WSU account. 

You will be emailed instructions on how to reset your laptop after paying. It is important that you follow these instructions. You are responsible for backing up any data you would like to keep prior to doing this.

If you need help to back up your data, you can contact the Digital Learning Commons (DLC) located in the Krueger Library or emailing the DLC

At the time of sale, we will provide you with information on any remaining manufacturer’s warranty left on your laptop.

Winona State assumes no responsibility for the support of devices after the sale.

Yes, your current WSU email will remain active as long as you keep using it.

Your email account will be deactivated if it has not accessed within one year’s time.

If you choose to keep your Winona State email address, you will also have access to an Office 365 subscription.

After the buyout process, log into your WSU email from a web browser and click "Install Office" in the top right corner to download Office 365 Apps.

Please refer to the sale email that was sent to you.

First you can purchase your laptop with the link provided. Then after payment is verified you will receive an email detailing how to reset your laptop remotely or setup an appointment by contacting Tech Support.


To exchange or erase in person contact tech support for an appointment. Macs can be reset by following these instructions. This process will remove all files from your laptop. Ensure you have backed up your files prior. HPs can be erased remotely by using a USB drive. Contact tech support to receive one.

Please read the Post-buyout Info sheet for more information about your laptop warranty, alumni email and access to office.