NJ SHARES is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to income-eligible New Jersey households for paying their energy, telephone, broadband (internet), water, tax, rent and mortgage bills. Applications for NJ SHARES grants can be made at any of the more than 270 participating social service agencies throughout the state or online. For more information, call 1-866-657-4273.
Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”) is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.
Optimum Advantage Internet Program offers Internet speeds up to 50 Mbps to help you stay connected even faster, at the same affordable price. Additionally, Optimum Advantage Internet customers can purchase an affordable Internet-ready recertified Chromebook laptop from Acer! Current price is $149.99, subject to change.
Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program offers a monthly benefit of up to $9.25 towards phone or internet services for eligible subscribers. Eligibility is determined based on your income (135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines) or participation in other assistance programs.
Computer Labs filled with hundreds of PCs and Macs are available in computer labs located on Busch, College Ave., Cook/Douglass, and Livingston. Learn more about the Rutgers–New Brunswick computer labs including locations, hours, printing options, and more. Virtual computer labs are also available at Rutgers so you can access computer lab software remotely anywhere, and anytime. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of using the software you need for work in and out of the classroom 24/7, 365 days a year.
University Software Portal allows students, faculty, and staff to access various discounted and free software applications. You can search for software in the portal by title, vendor, or category to access the programs available to you based on your role at the university.