Office of Information Technology

Microsoft Office for Students

Students at American University are eligible to obtain a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus through Microsoft's "Student Advantage" program. To subscribe to the service, simply follow the self-service process at the following link:

https://portal.office.com/start?sku=e82ae690-a2d5-4d76-8d30-7c6e01e6022e

Once you enter your AU email address, there will be an eligibility check. After confirming your AU email address, you can then download Office 365 for Windows or Mac. Please Note: Microsoft stipulates that the subscription to Office 365 will expire once you graduate from AU.

Alternatively, students can purchase Microsoft Office at a special academic discount price through the AU Campus Store.

Microsoft Office Student & Teacher Edition for Windows includes the following applications:

  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft Outlook 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Microsoft Word



Microsoft Office Professional Edition for Mac includes the following applications:

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Microsoft Word