Frequently Asked Question

As a student, can I get a copy of Microsoft Office?
Last Updated 3 years ago

Yes! for Free!

All actively enrolled UCSB students now have the ability to access expanded Microsoft Office tools for free.
UCSB is participating in the Microsoft Student Advantage Program, which allows universities to provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no cost.

Beginning on Monday, January 12, 2015, UCSB students are able to install Office 365 ProPlus and use the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher on up to five PC or Mac devices.

“Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, is increasingly a de facto standard for students preparing to enter a highly competitive job market after they graduate,” said Denise Stephens, Interim Chief Information Officer and University Librarian. “I am very pleased that Enterprise Technology Services is able to partner with Collaborate to provide our students free access to these tools.”

Instructions on how to use Student Advantage are available on the U-Mail website:

Students who have problems downloading Student Advantage should contact the U-Mail help desk:

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