California university to provide iPad Air bundle for 35,000 students

Up to 35,000 first-year and transfer students in the California State University school system will receive an iPad Air bundle to use throughout the entirety of their undergraduate program.

The new program, dubbed CSUESS (which stands for California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success,) is designed to create more equitable conditions and opportunities for students at CSU.The university points out that half of all CSU undergrads receive Pell Grants — grants that are awarded to students who display “exceptional need” — and nearly a full third are the first in their family to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

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