SAGE Scholars Affordable Connectivity Program

Helping to Create Equity with No-Cost Tablets & Internet Service

SAGE Scholars has partnered with Public Wireless to provide access to a no-cost tablet and internet service. Public Wireless is the #1 broadband and technology company offering government-subsidized products and internet connections through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This partnership builds equity in students’ educational experiences by ensuring access to reliable Internet services — breaking down the barriers to online learning. Applying to the Affordable Connectivity Program is:

100% Free
Free Tablet
Instant Qualification
Free Internet Access

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program helping to ensure students and households can afford the broadband they need for school, work, and life. Participation in the program is available to full-time college students who received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year, and children up to the age of 18 who are members of households enrolled in certain Federal Assistance Programs, like SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, Federal Housing Assistance, or others. There is no risk to apply, and you will never receive a bill. The tablet is yours to keep with no obligations or commitments.

How to Apply:

To get started, click the Apply Now button below and fill out your Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Application:

Once your application is approved, you’ll gain access to a brand-new tablet and affordable, dependable internet services.

For more program information, visit Public Wireless at

FCC rules protect Affordable Connectivity Program participants by:

  • Ensuring consumers have access to supported broadband services regardless of their credit status;
  • Prohibiting providers from excluding consumers with past due balances or prior debt from enrolling in the program;
  • Preventing consumers from being forced into more expensive or lower quality plans in order to receive the ACP;
  • Ensuring that consumers are not liable for early termination fees;
  • Reducing the potential for bill shock or other financial harms;