Student purchase scheme FAQs: Is it possible for us to pay a portion of the cost of devices?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com

Is it possible for us to pay a portion of the cost of devices, so things are cheaper for the students?

Yes, the institution can pay a portion of the device cost. The monthly cost for parents/students can be adjusted to compensate for any extra investment from the school or college.

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Student purchase scheme FAQs: How can you pass VAT savings onto parents and students?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com

How can I pass VAT savings onto parents and students?

Your school or college will need to pay the VAT upfront, but can claim this back at the end of the scheme.

In order to claim back the VAT on a scheme such as this, the device will need to be essential for learning, and therefore will need to be offered to all students within a year group or across campus to qualify.

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Student purchase scheme FAQs: Can I extend this scheme to staff?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com

Can I extend this to staff?

Yes. We advise you set up a separate login area for staff, showing a pre-agreed list of devices (which could extend to Mac laptops, notebooks and other additional devices) with options for monthly payments, but the mechanics of the system would be the same as the student purchase scheme. We can also offer salary sacrifice schemes for teaching staff, although the pensions structure doesn’t necessarily make for great savings. Get in touch with the team to find out more.

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Student purchase scheme FAQs: What does a monthly payment from a student cover?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com

What does a monthly payment from a student or parent pay for?
  • iPad (with any associated accessories, such as cases).
  • Warranty protection for the length of your lease.
  • Protection against accidental damage and theft.
  • Misappropriation insurance to cover all other eventualities.
  • Gap insurance to cover missed payments.
  • Direct Debit collection costs.

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Student purchase scheme FAQs: How do you transfer ownership to students at the end of the scheme?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com

How do we transfer ownership to students or parents at the end of the scheme?

You essentially sell the devices to parents or students. You can ask them to pay the residual value as a one-off payment at the end of the scheme, or build this into the monthly contribution amount from the start so there is no additional end payment.

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Student purchase scheme FAQs: Who owns the devices during the lease period?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com. 

Who owns the devices during the lease period?

The leasing company owns the device, but their agreement is with your school or college directly. At the end of the lease period you can pay the residual value of the devices to the leasing company in order to own them outright.

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Student purchase scheme FAQs: How are you protected if a student or parent stops paying?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com

How are you protected if a student or parent stops paying?

The cost of the scheme also includes misappropriation and gap insurance, which covers any mispayments by students or parents.

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Student purchase scheme FAQs: What if we are unable to collect a payment from a student or parent?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com

What happens if Jigsaw24 are unable to collect a Direct Debit from a student or parent?

If we are unable to collect a Direct Debit, the insurance company will write to the individual and explain why we were unable to collect the payment. To ensure that you receive the money, we will attempt to collect two payments the following month.

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Student purchase scheme FAQs: How can we give you better credit rates than the high street?

Wondering if a student purchase scheme is for you? Here are some of the key questions colleges usually ask us before they get started. If you’d like more info, you can always get in touch with the team on 03332 409 333 or email learning@Jigsaw24.com

Why would this student purchase scheme give students and parents better credit rates than the high street equivalent?

As the lease agreement is with your college rather than with individual students or parents, there will be no credit scoring or background checks needed. Instead, your school or college can leverage public sector borrowing power to get lower finance rates, and students and parents pay you back a monthly fee based on that rate, rather than the higher one they’d be offered in the high street.

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Autodesk Maya LT gets its first service pack!

Autodesk Maya LT gets its first service pack!

Autodesk’s newest brainchild, Maya LT, is coming of age with its first ever extension pack. Available to rental and subscription customers, the update uncaps poly exports, adds a new retopology toolset and gives you a new library of Boolean operations. 

As you’re probably all aware, we’re fans of the new LT version of Maya, which is a great Autodesk starter platform for anyone working on social or mobile games. We’re also pretty vocal about our love of Autodesk Subscriptions and the extra features, free upgrades and easier licence management they get you, so this news is more or less making our day. (In case you’re missing the gentle subtext of this post, we think you should pick up Maya LT and an Autodesk Subscription. Your life will be better for it.)

What’s new in Maya LT Extension 1?

Well, Autodesk have kindly summed up the changes in this handy table:

Uncapped poly export and direct “Send to Unity” workflows When creating assets for Unity, artists can export from Maya LT with no polygon limit directly into the Unity asset folder of their project, enhancing the level of detail possible and streamlining workflows for Unity users.
Increased polygon count for export Maya LT has increased the number of polygons that can be exported in the FBX asset exchange format from 25,000 to 65,000.
New Retopology Toolset This has been further extended to offer a streamlined workflow for retopologizing meshes; the Quad Draw tool now has a new Relax and Tweak feature with Soft Selection and a new interactive Edge Extend tool is available
Better Booleans Maya LT now employs a robust and efficient new library for faster and more reliable Boolean operations on polygon geometry.
FBX Export Improvements Improved support for exporting geometry normals (binormals), enabling more consistent surface shading when assets are rendered in-engine.

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