No, you may order any computer, or other instructional technology such as computer-oriented equipment and peripherals, or software, and be eligible for reimbursement. Computers must, however, meet the current campus recommendations.
You will be notified by FCPP soon after the start of the new fiscal year, July 1.
Each college determines who is eligible. The basic principle of the program is to have each faculty member eligible once every four years based on who has the oldest computers. All eligibility decisions will be made at the college or department level.
If you do not order a computer by April 30 then it is up to your college to decide if you should again be eligible the following year or if you will have to wait four years to be eligible again.
Software which is fully site-licensed include the latest versions of Windows and Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, VPN and antivirus software, Mathematica and MATLAB. Student Desktop Support Technicians will install any of these and any freeware that you request. For Linux systems, some of these are not available. (Licensing summary)
You can order your computer starting July 1. Ordering and reimbursement requests must be done by April 30.