University Employees Software Deals
Most faculty and staff are eligible to download, install, and use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications on up to 5 personal desktop and laptop computers, free of charge. These applications are the same versions as boxed software available for purchase in stores. This license is available as long as you are an active employee at UMSL.
Active faculty and staff and currently enrolled students are able to download, install, and use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications on desktop and laptop computers, free of charge. These applications are the same versions as boxed software available for purchase in stores.
Some important items to note:
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is only available to active faculty and staff and currently enrolled students.
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus software may be installed on up to five devices (desktop and laptop computers only) simultaneously. Mobile devices do not count against this limit.
Once you are no longer an enrolled student or active employee at UMKC, the free license to use the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus software ends, and you will have to purchase a software license from Microsoft or a retailer for continued use. Former students can continue to use their Office 365 email accounts indefinitely.
The software is available for download from within your UMSL Microsoft 365 account.
Log into your Microsoft 365 account.
Click Install Office
The installation package will download and run on your computer. After you run the installer, you will need to accept the license terms, and enter your UMSL credentials to continue with the installation.
You can download and install the software on up to five laptop and desktop computers. You can deactivate specific computers from the Office software settings screen within your Office 365 account (the same screen where you initiate software download and installation).
Home Use Program (HUP)
For a discount of the retail price, Microsoft offers enrollment in the Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP) to UMSL faculty and staff. HUP is not available to students, who are entitled to use Office 365 for free. The subscription options, new in 2019, offer several advantages over Microsoft's old perpetual program. You can now access Office from all of your devices, you are no longer limited to 1 device. Also, you are no longer locked in to a single version that becomes out of date; a subscription entitles you to all of the latest Microsoft releases.
There are 2 new subscription options. Office 365 Personal entitles you to all of the apps and services listed below for $48.99 per year. Office 365 Home covers you and 5 family members for all of the same features for $69.99 per year. Your subscription can be renewed as long as you are a University employee with your choice of Monthy or Annual payments.
All support for the HUP software is provided by Microsoft. Setup and installation support is similar to the support provided to customers who purchase Microsoft programs at a retail store. Microsoft offers support via phone, email, and live chat.
Some of the benefits are:
- Premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher*, and Access*.
- For use on multiple PCs/Macs, tablets and phones (including Windows, iOS and Android **)
- Users may install Office 365 apps and services across all their devices and be signed into five at the same time
- 1TB OneDrive cloud storage for each person
- Ransomware detection and file recovery
- Securely sync and share
- Collaborate on documents with others online
- Premium support via chat or phone with Microsoft experts
To participate in the Microsoft Home Use Program:
Navigate to the Microsoft HUP discount page
Enter your full UMSL email address and click Get Started.
Microsoft will automatically verify you are a UMSL eligible user and send you an email.
At the bottom of the email, click the button Login to start saving.
You will be prompted to sign in with a Microsoft account. If you do not already have one, click Create One! and follow the prompts on your screen.
Choose which option (Personal or Home) best fits your needs and click Buy Now.
Review your selection and click Checkout.