Free Microsoft Office 365 for students, faculty, and staff

How to install Microsoft Office 365 FREE of charge

 Any faculty, staff or student with a valid AppState email address has access to this software.

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Find out if you’re eligible”
  3. Enter your school email address in this format:

                     Faculty, Staff, and Students:              

  1. Open your AppState email in another tab and click on the email from Microsoft, click on the verify link within the email.
  2. If you do not have a Microsoft account, create one or sign into an existing Microsoft account.
  3. Log into your Microsoft account from and download Microsoft 365

 *If installing on a Tablet as well, you will need to download the  apps from your tablets App store 

  1. After installing office you will be prompted to authenticate your license. Do this by signing into your Microsoft 365 account.

             Please note:  THERE IS NO PRODUCT KEY

*This is a four-year subscription. The subscription should be eligible for ONE renewal at the end of the first subscription. 

*Install comes with full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher). 

*Eligible for five installs for Mac, PC, and mobile device all verified with the same Microsoft account. Also includes Office Online and one Terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage.

Tech Support also has a link on their website for downloading Office 365:

Adobe Cloud

Adobe software has also moved to SAAS - Software as a Service.  They have created the Creative Cloud for us to license.

The boxed copies and Student & Teacher Licenses are no longer available.

The Bookstore is authorized to resell the Adobe Cloud subscriptions as well as some limited perpetual licenses.  A yearly subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud will be $239.88 in the Appalachian State Bookstore.

The Creative Cloud makes available all Adobe products and current upgrades during the yearly subscription time.

Adobe also offers separate or individual product subscriptions. Please check for their license choices.

Other academic software can also be available either through the publisher's website as well as requesting it for special order through the App Store.