TR Member Perks!

Today Microsoft has announced that their popular Office Suite now called Office 365 is being released for free. Last year it was announced that if a teacher ordered the Office 365 package for a student then they would be able to receive it for free, now a student can just apply on their own.

The steps to see if you are able to get the latest version of Office 365 are extremely simple and only require you to be over the age of 13 and you need to have a school associated email. Your school must have an Office Organization Wide license for all students/faculty.

1) Go to Office 365 for Students
2) Enter a valid school provided email

For eligible members with the Office 365 package you will receive the following:

1) The latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher
2) Installation on up to five PCs or Macs, and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPad
3) 1 Terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage
4) Office Online

Currently this offer is only available in the United States but is planning on going worldwide in the future.
For more info you can read the original Microsoft blog post here.


Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.



  • strider

    Much to hate about Microsoft, but the way they give out everything for free to students (whether it’s all OSes from MS DOS to W8 or Visual Studio ultimate) is admirable

  • My school isn’t in the list. They’re being selective. This is a PR stunt.

  • MJ

    It’s not free. The school pays to be part of the program. See above that the school must have an “Office Organization Wide” license.

    While Microsoft may offer discounts, they certainly don’t give everything for free to schools.

  • The Wind Rises

    Awesome, maybe now is a good time to switch from openoffice.

  • Openoffice is a dead project anyways
    Libreoffice replaced it

  • Akko

    I like Microsoft to much, but sometimes they are hateful. This doesn’t sound like free to me… more like a play with words…

  • Wow, how about just giving it away for free for running your OS? I can understand charging Linux and Mac users, but charging Windows users has always been insulting in my opinion.