Based on limited funding and operating on a first-come, first-serve basis, the computer purchase plan allows you to purchase a basic desktop computer, laptop or tablet and pay for the purchase interest-free over a 12 month period.
Who is eligible?
All UFV permanent and temporary faculty and staff (excluding auxiliary I & II employees) are eligible to participate in the plan once every three years as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
What does the computer purchase plan cover?
The plan is intended to assist as many employees as possible to acquire a personal home computer; therefore, it only covers the cost of:
- a new computer system; desktop computer, laptop or tablet
- accompanying peripheral devices such as a keyboard, headset, or a mouse
- the cost of upgrading an existing home system: memory, hard drive, monitor, printer, and scanner.
The plan covers the cost of a computer system to a limit of $2,000 including PST and GST. If the system you choose is more than $2,000, you must provide a cheque for the difference.
Employees also have the option of applying their Training and Development Allowance to cover a portion of the cost of the purchase.
Note: The computer purchase plan does not cover software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Antivirus software). Software purchases may be applied for separately through the Professional Development funds.
How do I apply for the computer purchase plan?
To request a computer purchase plan package, please email Human Resources at email@example.com or stop by the Human Resources office in A288 (Abbotsford campus).