C4K Eligibility and Refurbishing Fees
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C4K Eligibility & Refurbishing Fees

C4K computers come through the state's surplus equipment program. By law, only public school districts in Washington state are eligible for equipment sourced through C4K. Private schools should check with a similar federal program, Computers for Learning. Read the eligibility information.

Eligibility Determined by Free- or Reduced-Price Meals Percentage
The percentage of students eligible for the free- or -reduced price meals program determines district eligibility for C4K computer systems. Base your percentage on data published in the School Report Card.

45% and Less. Purchase refurbished computers from the Airway Heights Correctional Center (AHCC) in Spokane.

  • Current request-and-waiting-list process stays the same.
  • Pick up the computers at the Airway Heights Correctional Center near Spokane, set up your own transportation, or contact DES to arrange transportation.

45% and Up. Free, non-refurbished lease return computers from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES).

  • Current request-and-waiting-list process stays the same.
  • Pick up the computers at the DES warehouse in Tumwater, set up your own transportation, or contact DES to arrange transportation.
  • Note — there are occasional opportunities to pick up lease return computers at state agency offices in remote locations.

Fees for Refurbished Computers

$17 system includes:

  • CPU — no hard drive — that meets or exceeds state standards.
  • Mouse and keyboard.

$22 system includes:

  • CPU that meets or exceeds state standards.
  • Hard drive, mouse and keyboard.

$27 system includes:

  • CPU that meets or exceeds state standards.
  • Hard drive, mouse and keyboard.
  • LCD monitor. Missing the power supply — $24.
  • The refurbishing fee for laptops or printers is $27. Missing the power supply — $24.

90-Day Replacement
If you receive a refurbished computer that is not working, let us know. We’ll replace it if you contact Shelly Johnson at ESD 101 within 90 days of delivery.

Shipping Charges

  • $75 per pallet.
  • Maximum 22 systems per pallet.

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Waiting Lists
Lease returns — Department of Enterprise Services
Refurbished computers — Airway Heights Correctional Center

Have a Question?
Dennis Small,
(360) 725-6384

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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