Five free resources for students at home during COVID-19 pandemic

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Tech companies across the country are offering free resources for students at home who are light on cash due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shield has compiled a list of five resources students can take advantage of as the university switches to online learning for the remainder of the semester.

  • Cengage – has made all its digital content and 14,000 ebooks free through the remainder of the semester. All of this is available through Cengage Unlimited.
  • PC Matic – offering free cybersecurity protection and remote management tools through June 30. 
  • Spectrum – offering 60 days of free broadband, Wi-Fi and installation to households with college students who don’t have the service. Professional or self-installation is available and can take one to seven days. They also agreed not to disconnect customers’ internet services and waive late fees for residential subscribers and small businesses who can’t pay their bills.
  • Google – allowing G Suite for education customers to use the Hangouts Meet premium function free of charge through July 1. People can host virtual meetings with up to 250 people and live streams with up to 100,000 viewers.
  • Amazon Prime Student – offering a free 6-monthy trial, which includes free two-day delivery, unlimited movies and TV shows, unlimited music streaming and unlimited photo storage.