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Free Office 365
Have you heard of Office 365 Education for Students? It basically gives eligible students access to the full suite of Office 365 products for free. The very same thing I’m paying $9.99 a month for (and I’d like to mention that it’s totally worth it, but free is better).
This is the full, installed version of Office 365 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (with all but the last two available for Mac as well). It also comes with 1 terabyte of cloud storage.
Just like the subscription version, Office 365 Education can be installed on up to five devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets, and Windows tablets.
Who Is Eligible
In order to be eligible for this amazing offer, students have to meet a few criteria.
- Students have to be at least 13 years of age.
- Students have to have an email address from their school. They don’t need to use this email address for their account (or for anything, really), they just need it to sign up (they would sign into their Office 365 account with the email address that they use for other Microsoft products).
- Their school has to be a customer of Microsoft, using a licensed version of Office for teachers and staff. You can check eligibility here – you’ll need to enter the school-based email address on the sign-up page and you’ll find out if you’re eligible. (NYC Public School kids are eligible!!)
How To Sign Up
To sign up for Office 365 Education for Students, you can enter an eligible school-specific email address here and get started.
My son (who is 14) is starting high school in the fall, so now I have to find out if I can get him a school email address!!
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