Is it worth it to get AppleCare for 55 13" Retina MacBook Pros purchased to be used by high school staff and students? Fifteen would be for staff, the rest for students. The laptops would stay on campus. I would max them with 16GB of RAM and hope to get six years out of them. Education pricing for AppleCare is $183. If I forego AppleCare, I could get six more laptops as replacements. That would assume 11% or less of the 55 machines would have an issue inside of three years. Downtime isn't a big issue since everyone uses a network account, so they could use one of our iMacs or older MacBooks in a pinch while we wait for an AppleCare repair.