Licensing options for industries
Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements for government, education, and nonprofit organizations offer flexible and affordable solutions that are tailored by organization size and purchasing preference.
Microsoft Philanthropies works with nonprofit and other nongovernmental organizations to provide them with affordable access to technology. See if your organization qualifies.
Programs for educational institutions
For small to midsize academic organizations
Open License for Academic*
|Get licenses and cloud services from your choice of authorized resellers through an easy, one-time transaction. Software Assurance is optional.|
Open Value for Academic
Offers simplified asset management, predictable software costs, and spread payments. Software Assurance is included.
|Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions||Enjoy low up-front costs and access to Microsoft software licenses and cloud services, as well as included student use benefits, through subscription-based licensing.|
Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Acquire cloud services and software licenses with help from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider through a pay-as-you-go model. A Cloud Solution Provider can help midsize organizations determine the best cloud solution and will support you through purchasing to deployment and use. Find a Cloud Solution Provider.
*The Microsoft Open License program will no longer be available effective January 1, 2022. See this article for more information.
For midsize to large academic organizations
|Enrollment for Education Solutions||
Get assured coverage for Education Platform Products through an annual user count, the ability to order additional products as needed, free licensing options, and enhanced Student Use Benefits. With the Enrollment for Education Solutions, you get broad access to cloud services, the ability to more accurately direct technology spend, and enhanced benefits with tools and resources to help you manage your institution while empowering your faculty to innovate.
|Select Plus for Academic||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.|
- Download the Enrollment for Education Solutions Volume Licensing Guide (PDF file, 1.18 MB)
- Download the School Enrollment Volume Licensing Guide (PDF, 459 KB)
- Download the Open License for Academic Volume Licensing Guide (PDF, 358 KB)
- Download the Select Plus for Academic Volume Licensing Guide (PDF, 307 KB)
- Learn more about Microsoft 365 Education
- Educational institutions
- Administrative offices and boards of education
- Public libraries and museums