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Frequently asked questions

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Yes, Microsoft offers an Education discount available to K-12 and higher education students, faculty, and parents. The education discount is only valid on select products, and may not be combinable with other offers. Offer excludes digital games; digital apps; in-app content and subscriptions; movies; TV shows and associated content; Office software and apps; Windows 10; Xbox consoles, games, and accessories; products that have been personalized or customized; gift cards; and services/subscriptions (e.g., Skype, Xbox Live). Learn more about Surface devices for students, teachers and military

The education discount is available to K-12 and higher education students, faculty, and parents.

Yes. You must have a school-specific email address provided by the school (e.g. contoso.edu) that can receive external email, be of legal age to sign up for an online offer individually, and have internet access.

Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free. Office 365 Education includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Use your valid school email address to get started today.

Please use the email associated with your personal Microsoft account. A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you use with Outlook.com, Hotmail, Office, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox, and Windows. Please do not use your work or school account to check eligibility.

Student discounts are also available to parents; use your personal Microsoft account to check eligibility.

Up to 10% off select physical products, including select Surface devices, as well as select PCs and PC accessories.

The following products are ineligible: 

Digital games, digital apps, in-app content and subscriptions, movies, TV shows, and associated content 

Office software and apps 

Windows 11 and Windows 10 

Xbox consoles, games, and accessories 

Products that have been personalized or customized 

Gift cards and services/subscriptions (e.g., Skype, Xbox Live)

No—student discounts are not combinable with other promotions. If there’s another promotion, the deeper discount will be applied.

The best price available—your student discount or the sale price—will be the price you pay.

*Available with eligible purchases made at Microsoft Store in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada from October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021; purchases can be returned through January 31, 2022. Items can be returned by contacting online Customer Service by chat or phone at 1-877-696-7786. Available with consumer purchases only. Not available for purchases made by any business, commercial, or reseller customers. The Microsoft Store standard return policy applies to extended holiday returns. Please see the Microsoft Terms of Sale for more information. For Surface purchases, you may be entitled to additional benefits under the Microsoft Store Promise for Surface. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limitations may apply.