Get started with Office 365 for free
Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Use your valid school email address to get started today.
One place for organization
The ultimate digital notebook, OneNote helps you organize class materials and easily collaborate with students and colleagues.
Access anytime, anywhere, from any device
Bring conversations, content, and apps together all from a single Office 365 Education experience. Collaborate in real time without boundaries, and without worrying about lost formatting.
Simplify class management
Create classes and groups for Teams, Intune for Education, and more for free with School Data Sync.
Equip your students for success today and tomorrow
When you use Office 365 Education in the classroom, your students learn a suite of skills and applications that employers value most. Whether it’s Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access or OneNote, prepare students for their futures today.
Cloud services to create a modern classroom
Create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff with the power of OneDrive, Teams, and more -- all from a single experience in Office 365 Education.
Exchange Online allowed us to be able to get all faculty, staff, and students on one system so we could easily exchange information, schedule meetings, and enhance collaboration.– Craig Jackson: Director of Infrastructure, Operations, and Networking, Illinois State University
Get Office 365 Education for your entire school
Give every educator and student the power of Office 365 Education on all their devices, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and free classroom tools.
Office 365 A1
This free online version of Office includes everything you expect from Office, plus Microsoft Teams.
Office 365 A3
Access to the Office desktop apps including Microsoft Teams, plus robust management and security tools.
Office 365 A5
All the Office desktop apps including Microsoft Teams, with best-in-class security, compliance, and analytics.
Get help with Office
All the online resources you need to download and install Office, manage your account, and troubleshoot.
Office training tutorials
Learn how to get the most out of your Microsoft Office subscription, for all skill levels.
Office future ready skills
Help students learn the skills and applications that employers value most with Office 365 Education.
Microsoft Learn Educator Center
Learn how to integrate technology in your classroom with free online professional development and networking.
You can use the plan as long as you are working at a qualified school. Your eligibility may be re-verified at any time. When your Office 365 Education plan expires:
- The Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means that you can view documents, but you cannot edit or create new documents.
- Online services associated with the school email address—for example, Office Online and OneDrive—will no longer work.
- If your plan expires, you can extend your plan by re-verifying your status as an educator, or by moving to an Office 365 personal plan.
In many cases, the response time is instantaneous through an automated verification process. In other cases where an institution needs to be verified, it may take up to a month to confirm eligibility. If you are nearing the end of your 30-day trial and have not received approval of eligibility, please contact customer support.
Office provides a range of options for students, so it’s easy to find one to fit your budget. Learn about ways you can get Office.
The OneDrive account is assigned to you but associated with the school and should be used for school-appropriate content. Permissions and access can be changed by the school’s IT administrator at any time.
Office 365 Education is individually licensed for use only by the eligible teacher. If you have colleagues who want to use Office 365 Education, they can get their own license on the Office 365 Education webpage.
To install Office 365 Education, your PC or Mac must meet the minimum system requirements. View the system requirements.
View the migration guide for: Windows 10 | Windows 8.1 | Windows 7 | Mac
- Have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, contoso.edu) that can receive external email.
- Be of legal age to sign up for an online offer individually.
- Have Internet access.