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Microsoft Home Use Program

What happened to the Home Use Program?

As of April, 2018, our contract with Microsoft no longer contains the Home Use Program benefit allowing you to purchase a single copy of Microsoft Office for personal use.

https://itconnect.uw.edu/wares/uware/microsoft/microsoft-office-365-proplus/

The benefit of using Microsoft Office on your personal computers now works through Office 365 Pro Plus, at NO COST to you.

Office 365 Pro Plus allows you to download desktop applications onto up to 5 computers (more than the Home Use Program allowed).

Benefits of O365 over Home Use Program:

Office 365 Pro Plus

Home Use Program (no longer available)

FREE

$9.95

5 computers allowed

1  computer allowed

Continual updating for better security

Occasional service packs initiated by user

Active and continual feature development

Occasional features offered

Eligibility: current staff, faculty and students

Eligibility: current staff, faculty and students

Eligibility ends when your current status with the UW ends (separation or non-enrollment)

Eligibility ends when your current status with the UW ends (separation or non-enrollment)

The eligible user is the only person with use entitlement

The eligible user is the only person with use entitlement

 

Last reviewed October 8, 2020