Microsoft Home Use Program
The Microsoft Campus Agreement allows NDSU faculty and staff to purchase one copy of Microsoft Office for home use at a significant discount. (Employees and students also have the option to get Microsoft Office for free through the Office ProPlus Program.)
Through the Home Use Program, NDSU faculty and staff are eligible to purchase Microsoft Office for Windows or Macintosh for $9.95 to download. There is an additional charge to have a DVD shipped.
To purchase Microsoft Office for home use, employees should contact their departmental software contact. The software licensing contact can provide information, including a website URL and password, that the faculty or staff member needs in order to purchase the software using a personal credit card.
Employment status is verified during ordering to ensure that only eligible university employees can purchase the software.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to participate?
The following individuals are eligible to participate:
- Regular full-time and part-time employees (exempt and non-exempt)
- Temporary full-time and part-time employees (exempt and non-exempt)
- Graduate students with a current assistantship who are paid by stipend (but NOT other students or other student employees)
How do I purchase a copy of Office under the Home Use Program?
Contact your departmental software contact for your department or business unit.
How many copies can each faculty/staff member purchase?
Only one copy per employee is allowed.
Can I use the installation disks that are used for university computers to install my home version?
No, installation disks for university-owned computers cannot be used for personal use. The Home Use Program licensing is only legal if you order the software through the Home Use Program and use the online download or DVD distributed through the Home Use Program.
How long does it take to process the order and receive the software?
Once you complete the purchase, you can download the software online and use it immediately. If you order the DVD backup disks, they will be delivered by U.S. Mail or other shipping service in approximately 15 days. (Express shipping is not available.)
Will the NDSU IT Help Desk install the software for me?
The NDSU Help Desk does not provide support for home computers but will provide over-the-phone installation assistance if needed.
What software is available through the Home Use Program?
NDSU employees may purchase Office for Windows or Mac. Microsoft Windows is not available through the Home Use Program.
How long can I keep the software on my home computer? How long does the license last?
You can keep the software on your personal computer for as long as you are employed with North Dakota State University. Once you leave the university, you must remove the software from your personal computer.
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Please contact Software Licensing for more information at 231-8685 (option 4).