Office for Your Kids – for Free

How we all wish for free things. Oh an how I wish my boys (27 and 23) today were younger, perhaps in high school or heading into college today. Microsoft who already offers an amazing Office 365 for Home at $9.95 a month for an entire family with unlimited OneDrive storage is now actually offering Office for Students for free. Why did I have my boys so young?

Back in September 2014 Microsoft announced a program that let students at US schools see if they were eligible for a free Office 365 license. Students and teachers outside the US can now take advantage of the streamlined process as well.

Microsoft suggests that millions of students around the world now qualify for free Office subscriptions. Eligible students simply need a school email address in order to complete the sign up.

Interested students can check their eligibility on Microsoft’s Office 365 page. Teachers have their own page as well.

Although these students were technically already qualified for Office, they would have to go through a lengthy process with their schools to approve the subscription; the new process should make it much easier for students to sign up right away.

As before, students receive Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher with their subscriptions. They’ll also get 1 TB of OneDrive Storage and access to Office Online.

Here we have another example of services — good services — actually available for free.

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