Microsoft 365 for education

Give educators the power to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple, secure experience—all in a single, affordable solution that’s built for education. And when you purchase Microsoft 365 for teachers, faculty, and staff, students get access at no extra cost.

Discover the Microsoft 365 solution that’s right for you

All plans are built specifically for education and are packed with features that empower educators and students to achieve more, no matter where they’re teaching and learning.


Microsoft 365 A1

A simple one-time per device solution to support all learners with desktop apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Minecraft Education, and more. This license also provides cloud management through Microsoft Intune for Education, to save time by managing your devices in a single dashboard.

Microsoft 365 A3

Teach and learn from anywhere with a user-based license that includes everything in the Microsoft 365 A1 license plus additional features, like bookings and live events. The A3 plan also provides advanced security, management, and analytics.

Microsoft 365 A5

Make safety a priority with Microsoft Defender, and add Microsoft’s most robust security, mobility, management, and compliance to your school subscription. Includes all of the teaching and learning features of Microsoft 365 A3.

Improve the educational experience across the board

Microsoft 365 Education offers school leaders, teachers, IT staff and students the software solutions to help improve learning outcomes, enhance classroom efficiencies, achieve goals, and save time and money.

Unlock student creativity

Support creativity, collaboration, and problem solving with immersive and engaging apps while you help students of all abilities become more independent with intelligent learning tools.

Promote teamwork and collaboration

Microsoft Teams gives educators and staff a single hub for online connection and collaboration. Meet the needs of individual students with a universal toolkit to share and communicate in and out of the classroom.

Safety and security

Manage users, data, and devices with a single dashboard. Protect identity, apps, data, and devices with intelligent security enhanced by machine learning. Manage data archiving, governance, and discovery.

More from Microsoft Education

Learn more about the products included in Microsoft 365 and explore alternative subscription and licensing options for Microsoft Office and Windows.

Find a partner

More Microsoft Education products

Learn how to source the right technology for your school’s or district’s unique needs, and get a full overview of products for education.

Office 365 Education

Eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free to access Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams.


Install Windows on devices with Pro and Enterprise licenses without a Microsoft 365 subscription.

Your students deserve equitable access

Provide devices and tools that accelerate learning and help each student achieve their potential.

Additional resources

Whether you’re a teacher, student, or IT pro, we have the training and resources you need to make the most of Microsoft 365 Education in your school or district.

Training for students

See what’s possible with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and learn how to collaborate and work smarter with the Office 365 Training Center.

Training for educators

Get up and running quickly in Windows and Office 365 for Education with tools that set your students up for success.

Deployment guidance for IT pros

Resources for IT admins to deploy Microsoft 365 Education, including: Microsoft 365 Apps, Teams, Windows 11, Intune for Education, Azure identity, and School Data Sync.