Appalachian State University Computer Software

Free Microsoft Office 365 for AppState students, faculty, and staff.


How to install Microsoft Office 365 FREE of charge

 All faculty, staff, and students with a valid AppState email address are eligible for this free 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:  
  4. Open your AppState email in another tab and click on the email from Microsoft, click on the verify link within the email.
  5. Sign in to your Microsoft account or create one at and download Microsoft Office 365.

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, and eligible for ONE renewal at the end of the first subscription. 

This installation comes with the full Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher. 

You may install this software on five different devices, all verified with the same Microsoft account. If you are installing Microsoft Office 365 on a mobile device, you will need to download the app from the App Store.

The download also includes Office Online and one Terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage.

For further assistance please contact Tech Support 828-262-6266.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe software is now only available as Software as a service, SAAS. Boxed copies and Student & Teacher Licenses are no longer available. Now known as The Creative Cloud, subscribers have access to all products and upgrades.

You must purchase an Adobe Cloud subscription licenses directly from Adobe online. A yearly student subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud is $239.88. Please check for all license choices.

Academic software is available for special order at the University Bookstore AppStore.