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Microsoft Office for UW Students

There are multiple options for UW students to use and acquire Microsoft Office products:

  1. Free - Full MS Office Version
    • UWSTUDENT Computer Labs
      Located throughout campus and at a few locations across the state, UW student computer labs have the full MS Office Suite installed for student use. Go to the UW Academic Support Unit Computer Labs web page to see locations of campus computer labs.
    • UWSTUDENT Remote Lab System
      A collection of UW lab computers designed to be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection, the remote lab computers have the full MS Office Suite available. Go to the UW Academic Support Unit Remote Lab System web page ( to access the Connect to the Remote Lab System link.
  2. Free - Basic MS Office Web Apps
    A new service for all UW students using Microsoft’s online SkyDrive. These are user friendly, web-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. They are free but have only basic functionality. They offer access in a web browser for document creation, limited editing and online sharing, including 7 GB of storage. To get started go to, log into Office 365 and click SkyDrive in the header. Once in SkyDrive, you can upload documents to edit with Office Web Apps or create new documents. Full details of Office Web Apps are found in the Office Web Apps and SkyDrive Pro FAQ. A demo is available on the Microsoft Office 365 Web Apps page.

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  3. Purchase Options for Microsoft Office
    Students can obtain discounted MS Windows and MS Office products from various retailers, including directly from Microsoft's Student Store (
  1. Sample products & pricing:
  2. Office 365 University
    A four year subscription includes installation of the latest versions of Office apps on up to two PCs or Macs running Windows 7 or 8 operating systems, file storage on a personal computer or SkyDrive with 20 GB of storage space in the cloud). This personal SkyDrive cloud storage is separate from your UW SkyDrive Pro account.
    Microsoft Pricing - $79.99
  3. PC Office Home & Student 2013
    A full download of Office 2013 for use on a single computer running Windows 7 or 8 operating systems. Not a subscription – this is yours to keep. Store files on your own hard drive or in your UW SkyDrive Pro storage.
    Microsoft Pricing - $139.99
  4. Mac Office Home and Student 2011
    A full download of Office for Mac 2011 for use on a single Mac computer. Not a subscription - this is yours to keep.
    Microsoft Pricing - $139.99
  5. Windows 8 Pro Upgrade for Students
    The latest Windows operating system built to connect to campus networks and encrypt data. Students can order up to 5 copies in a 12-month period.
    Microsoft Pricing - $69.99

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