No one wants to pay monthly for MS Office. But you’re in luck if you’re a student. MS Office can be downloaded for free if you sign up with your student email! Here’s a step-by-step guide for you.

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Obviously, you have to start out by logging in or signing up. If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re going to want to click here. If you have an account, you can go right over here. You’re going to log in using your student email.

Student Login Screen 1
Type your STUDENT email in here.

This will take you to your school’s login page.

Login screen 2

Just make sure you select work or school account so that it doesn’t give you an error, or ask for payment information. From this page, you’ll have to log in using your school’s login page. Once logged in, you’ll be on Outlook for your student email.

 


Login Step 3

In the upper right, you’ll click on your name. Under that menu, you’ll see Your Account. Click on that. It’ll take you to a screen like the one below.

Getting Your Download

Not only will you get Microsoft Word free, you will get their other programs as well, such as PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Drive. This is what I use, and nothing else. It’s free, why would I use anything else.

When you click on Install Status, you will be directed to a screen where you can select to download the Microsoft Office program. Again, this is free and you will be able to use the full version program. I personally don’t like the online version, especially for essay writing. It doesn’t offer all of the formatting options that I typically use.

MS Office Download Screen

If you’ve never used MS Office Student before, your screen will look a little different. The two boxes underneath my arrow won’t show up on your screen. Just click on Install Desktop Applications and follow the given instructions.


 

Once you’ve completed these steps you’re done! You can now take advantage of all of the benefits of using MS Office as a student.

Keep an eye out for my next post, Microsoft Tools You Need in College, where I’ll review the best references tool you’ll ever come across. No more searching for how to cite your essay sources. MS Word takes the guesswork out of referencing your research. I’ve used this tool for years, and never will I use anything else.

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