Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Laptop Sale will be done differently this year.
May 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 Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 are eligible to purchase their laptop.
Not purchasing your laptop? Return your laptop by Friday, May 29 to avoid late fees. To return your laptop, call the Technical Support Center to make an appointment for either the Winona or Rochester campus, or you can mail the laptop 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.
Where:Winona sales are in Somsen 207. Rochester sales are in GL 118. We will also provide an option to do this remotely.
How:Aspen Capital accepts Discover, Visa and Mastercard. No cash or checks.
How much does it cost?
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
Can I purchase my laptop outside of these sale dates?
Which laptop model can I purchase?
Spring 2020 graduates can buy out the following devices:
- HPx360 18
- MacBook Pro 18
If you currently have a 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.
Do I need to back up my data before purchasing my laptop?
What happens if I have problems with the laptop I purchase?
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.
Can I keep my Winona State email address?
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.
Will I have access to Microsoft Office?
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.
What if I am graduating in the Summer of 2020?
Summer graduates can come to the spring sale in May, or they can wait until August when another sale will be held. After purchasing, your laptop will be erased and you will no longer be able to download WSU network programs, such as photoshop or JMP. So if you need these programs for your summer classes you should wait for the August sale.
What is the sale process?
I have paid for my laptop. How do I erase or exchange it?
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.