It’s Now Easier for Students to Get Office for Free

It’s been about a year since Microsoft introduced the Student Advantage program that allows schools to offer their students and teachers free Office 365 accounts. The one drawback was that the schools (or more specifically, their IT departments) were responsible for creating accounts for the students.

Microsoft has just announced a change to the program that allows students to take the initiative and create accounts for themselves. To see if you’re eligible for free access to Office 365, click here and enter your school-issued email address (it ends in .edu).

If you are eligible, sign yourself up, and you’ll get the following goodies, according to Microsoft’s announcement:

  • The latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher
  • Installation on up to five PCs or Macs, and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPad
  • 1 Terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Office Online