Please call SchoolsFrist Federal Credit Union at 800.462.8328. Be sure to mention the OCDE Technology Purchase Program.
What happens if my total purchase is over $2500?
If you are taking advantage of the
SchoolsFirst FCU loan, you will need to pay for the difference at the
time of purchase. Loans over $2,500 are available on approved credit,
but you must contact the Credit Union for details.
Can I purchase a computer or other product that is not listed on the OCDE website?
Yes, all computers and products available through the selected vendors will be eligible for the special loan.
Can I obtain a SchoolsFirst FCU loan, and purchase my computer from a retail store or other non-selected vendors?
No, you must apply your SchoolsFirst
FCU loan towards a computer purchased through the Technology Purchase
Program selected vendors. Once the loan is approved, a copy of your purchase order will be required for funding. Funds will then be deposited into your account.
I plan to only purchase peripherals and software, can I obtain an SchoolsFirst FCU loan?
Yes, it is possible to
request a loan for products other than computers from participating vendors. Please speak with the
SchoolsFirst FCU to discuss details.
May I purchase more than one computer through this program?
Yes, you may purchase as many computers
as you want. However, the maximum loan amount is $2,500. You must pay
for the difference at the time of purchase. Loans over $2,500 are
available on approved credit, but you must contact the Credit Union for
I found the same computer elsewhere for less, why is that?
While the Orange County Department of
Education (OCDE) has negotiated the best price possible for the
configurations listed, we cannot guarantee that these prices are the
lowest possible for the duration of the Technology Purchasel Program.
Sales promotions arranged by specific retailers are beyond the
How Do I Get My Products?
Apple (Crywolf) -
You can arrange for items to be shipped to you, pick up items at OCDE
on preset delivery dates, or you may pick up items in their store: 7634
Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111, 858.277.9653.
Dell - Items will be shipped to you.
Samy's Camera - Some items can be purchased at the Preview Center or picked up at the store, 3309b S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Sehi Computer Products - Items will be shipped to you.
Please note: it takes approximately 1-3 weeks
* for ground shipments. (*If you purchase a Dell computer and pay by
check, you can expect a longer shipment period. This is due to the
lenghty check-clearing process with the vendor.) You should always
contact the vendors directly, if you have any questions regarding your
Disclaimer: The Orange County
Department of Education (OCDE) has negotiated the best price possible
for the configurations listed above as of November 4, 2015. We cannot
guarantee that these prices will be the lowest possible for the duration
of the Technology Purchase Program. Sales promotions arranged by
specific retailers are beyond the department's control.