Technology Access

This page offers resources for low-cost computers, internet access, learning computer basics, and emergency equipment assistance for North Seattle College students. It is organized into the following sections:

NSC Student Computer/Hotspot Loaner Program

Enrolled students may borrow a Chromebook, hotspot, and/or a headset for one quarter, renewable for enrolled students.

Student Emergency Equipment Assistance

Funding for emergency purchase of equipment needed to continue studies.

Low-Cost Computers & Internet Access

Stay connected with essential technology at an affordable price through the City of Seattle's low-cost computer and internet options.

Low-Income Online Tech Store

InterConnection is a charitable organization that aims to bridge the digital divide by providing technology and connectivity to underserved communities. The site consists of two e-commerce stores. One for those who qualify as low-income and another for those who don’t. Both stores offer low prices on refurbished items.

  • Contact Info:
  • Customer Service: 1-206-222-2060
  • Email:
  • Check out their low-income store titled Connect All here. 1-year warranty offered on purchases free of charge. See site for details.
  • They have a reduced price store for those who do not qualify as low-income titled Interconnection. Check it out here.

TechConnect Washington Community Helpdesk

Provides free technical support to Washington residents to help them engage in a virtual environment. Helpdesk Technicians can provide technical guidance, digital navigation support, and connections to other community resources.

Contact Info: Call (800) 216-1132 or email:

  • Internet Connections issues
  • Basic Technical Support
  • Canvas (LMS) Support
  • Connect to Community Resources

Visit TechConnect WA for more information.

NorthStar Digital Literacy

Here, you can create an account to learn the basics of using a computer, the internet, navigating social media, email, and more. Log in from any computer with internet access and pick up where you left off.

  • Sign up and begin using Northstar here.

Digital Skills & Computer Basics Learning

Drop-in computer lab with personalized coaching.

  • Wednesdays & Fridays from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Opportunity Center on campus.