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Microsoft Office for Students

This article applies to: Software Licensing

Students at Cornell University are eligible for several different options for Microsoft Office. Some of these options are available at no cost, while others require payment of a licensing fee. Please contact the CU Software office at with any questions.

All of these programs are available to registered matriculated students at Cornell University. All of these programs cover installation onto computers that are a student's personal property. Some programs may have additional eligibility requirements that will be mentioned in the program descriptions.

If you are Cornell faculty or staff, please see our Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff article.

Cornell-Provided Services (No Fee)

Office 365 ProPlus for Students

Currently-registered students have access to the full Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus suite of desktop applications. These include for Windows and Mac: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Skype. For Windows, Access, Publisher, and InfoPath are also included. The license will remain valid for as long as a student remains registered. 

Office 365 Productivity Bundle

Currently-registered students have access to a suite of Office 365 online productivity tools for cloud-based access and collaboration. These services include: SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Office Online, Yammer, and Delve. Access to these services is available for as long as a student remains registered.

G Suite for Education

Students at Cornell can use Google's online applications available through G Suite for Education to upload, read, and edit files created in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Files can also be downloaded in Microsoft-compatible formats.

Microsoft-Provided Services (No Fee)

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Instructors and students at Cornell can access a suite of education-focused Microsoft development tools. Products available through this service include Visual Studio, Project, Visio, and Windows 10 Education Edition. This service is provided by Microsoft. Products acquired through this service may only be used for instructional purposes.

Microsoft-Provided Services (Fee Required)

Microsoft Office (various options)

Students may purchase their own license for Office rather than using one provided by the University. This may be the only option for people studying at Cornell who are not enrolled into a degree program or are otherwise not registered as regular Cornell students.

Other No-Fee Options

There are other alternatives to Microsoft Office that allow the ability to read, edit, and create documents in Microsoft Office formats. Please note that the following options are listed as a courtesy to the Cornell community, and that Cornell does not provide support for them.

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 9:57am

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