Licensing options for industries

Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements for government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations offer flexible and affordable solutions that are tailored by organization size and purchasing preference.

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Agreements for government organizations

Microsoft has government licensing offerings for eligible organizations that provide special pricing and terms that better align to the way government organizations acquire software licenses and cloud services.

Download a comparison chart to help decide the best agreement for your organization.

For small to midsize government organizations


Open License for Government

Acquire licenses from your choice of qualified resellers through an easy, one-time transaction. Software Assurance is optional.

Open Value for Government

Offers simplified asset management, predictable software costs, and spread payments. Software Assurance is included.

Open Value Subscription for Government

Get the same benefits as Open Value for Government with lower up-front costs. This program provides access to Microsoft software licenses and cloud services for the term of the agreement through subscription-based licensing. A one-year Open Value Subscription option is also available for eligible government customers.

Microsoft Cloud Agreement for Government

Acquire cloud services with help from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider through a pay-as-you-go model. A Cloud Solution Provider can help you determine the best cloud solution and will support you from purchasing to deployment and use. Find a Cloud Solution Provider.

For midsize to large government organizations


Enterprise Agreement for Government

Standardize technology across your organization with the latest Microsoft products and cloud services. Provides simplified license management with a single agreement, predictable software and services costs, and spread payments. Software Assurance is included.

Enterprise Subscription Agreement for Government

Get the same benefits as the Enterprise Agreement with lower up-front costs with the subscription option. Includes access to Microsoft software licenses and cloud services only for the term of the agreement through subscription-based licensing. Software Assurance is included.

Select Plus for Government

If the MPSA isn’t an option for your organization, you can use Select Plus to acquire Microsoft software licenses at any affiliate or department level, while realizing advantages as one organization. Select Plus offers the flexibility to acquire licenses as needed, a single agreement with no specific end date, and a single Lead Affiliate customer ID to streamline account management. Software Assurance is optional.

Microsoft Products and Services Agreement

The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) consolidates all your purchases into one simplified agreement with purchasing for Online Services and software. The Purchasing Account structure gives you flexible purchasing options and more control of how you purchase. Software Assurance is optional.

Microsoft Cloud Agreement for Government

Acquire cloud services with help from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider through a pay-as-you-go model. A Cloud Solution Provider can help you determine the best cloud solution and will support you from purchasing to deployment and use. Find a Cloud Solution Provider.

Software Assurance

Microsoft Software Assurance is a comprehensive maintenance offering that helps you get the most out of your software investment. It combines the latest software with phone support available 24 hours a day, partner services, training, and IT tools that help customers deploy, manage, and migrate software.

Learn more about Software Assurance

Eligibility

Volume Licensing eligibility requirements for government organizations vary by region. Follow these links to learn more:

Buy or renew

Ready to buy or renew a Volume License agreement? Depending on your location, take the next step outlined below:

United States and Canada

Contact your Microsoft reseller. For more information, or to find a Microsoft reseller near you, call the Microsoft Sales Information Center at (800) 426-9400. In Canada, call the Microsoft Resource Centre at (877) 568-2495.

Worldwide

Contact your Microsoft subsidiary or software and services reseller.

Programs for educational institutions

The volume licensing agreement that best fits your academic organization depends on the size and type of your institution and how you want to acquire Microsoft licenses and cloud services.

Download an academic comparison chart to help you find the right agreement for your organization.

For small to midsize academic organizations


Open License for Academic

Acquire licenses and cloud services from your choice of authorized resellers through an easy, one-time transaction. Software Assurance is optional.

Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions

Offers low up-front costs and provides access to Microsoft software licenses and cloud services for the term of the agreement through subscription-based licensing.

Microsoft Cloud Agreement for Academic

Acquire cloud services with help from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider through a pay-as-you-go model. A Cloud Solution Provider can help you determine the best cloud solution and will support you from purchasing to deployment and use. Find a Cloud Solution Provider.

For midsize to large academic organizations


Enrollment for Education Solutions

Standardize technology across your organization with the latest Microsoft products and cloud services. Provides simplified license management with a single agreement, predictable software and services costs, and spread payments. Software Assurance is included.

Select Plus for Academic

You can use Select Plus to acquire Microsoft software licenses at any affiliate or department level, while realizing advantages as one organization. Select Plus offers the flexibility to acquire licenses as needed, a single agreement with no specific end date, and a single Lead Affiliate customer ID to streamline account management. Software Assurance is optional.

Microsoft Cloud Agreement for Academic

Acquire cloud services with help from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider through a pay-as-you-go model. A Cloud Solution Provider can help you determine the best cloud solution and will support you from purchasing to deployment and use. Find a Cloud Solution Provider.

Learn more

Software Assurance

Microsoft Software Assurance is a comprehensive maintenance offering that helps you get the most out of your software investment. It combines the latest software with phone support available 24 hours a day, partner services, training, and IT tools that help customers deploy, manage, and migrate software.

Learn more about Software Assurance

Eligibility

The following types of educational entities are typically eligible to purchase through Microsoft Academic Volume Licensing programs:

  • Educational institutions
  • Administrative offices and boards of education
  • Public libraries and museums

Eligibility may vary by geography. Download the Qualified Education User Definition for your location to verify eligibility.

Buy or renew

Ready to buy or renew licenses or cloud services through a volume licensing agreement?

United States and Canada

Worldwide

Genuine hardware and software for Academic

If you discover counterfeit, pirated, or any software improperly licensed on your PC, help is available. The Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Academic (GGWA-A) is a cost-effective way for qualified academic institutions to fully license their Windows operating system software on existing PCs running Windows. For help determining whether your Windows software is genuine and properly licensed, contact your Microsoft reseller or visit the Microsoft How to Tell website.

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