All students to receive Microsoft Office, other benefits

All students to receive Microsoft Office, other benefits

August 4, 2014

Thanks to support from The Associated Students of CSU and the University Technology Fee Advisory Board, all CSU students may download, install and use Microsoft Office, free of charge, throughout their time at Colorado State.

Students: Don’t buy Office!Office 365 Free for students

Colleges and departments at CSU have partnered with Microsoft to leverage their Office 365 Education web-based services for students, faculty, and staff. Additional student benefits of this software subscription service include a one terabyte (1TB) cloud drive, and the ability to install and use up to five copies of Microsoft Office on the computers and devices of their choosing: PCs, Macs, desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more.

Starting this fall, all undergraduate and graduate students at CSU are eligible. Here’s what’s included on up to five desktop/laptop computers (PC and/or Mac) per student:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Lync Online (secure chat)
  • OneNote

And for mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc):

  • Office Mobile Word
  • Office Mobile Excel
  • Office Mobile PowerPoint

Where to download

Access to download and install Office is provided at a Microsoft portal site, and accessed with your CSU eID. Simply log in with the following information:

  • Username: – (The part is required here, but not with other eID logins such as RAMweb – don’t forget it!)
  • Password: your eID password.

Information & installation instructions

Installation instructions are available online.

The CSU Help Desk, at 491-7276 or via email at, can answer your questions and assist you with the process.

CSU University Communications Staff