Why buy from the Microsoft Student Store?

ELIGIBLE* HIGHER-EDUCATION
STUDENTS CAN:
  • Save big on special Academic products from Microsoft, including Xbox LIVE, Windows, and Office
  • Enjoy special offers on other great products, available only to eligible students

Frequently asked questions Expand all

Q: WHAT IS THE MICROSOFT STUDENT STORE? >

A: Microsoft Student Store is a program that makes select software and hardware offers available to eligible students, faculty and staff.

Q: WHAT CAN I BUY THROUGH THE PROGRAM? >

A: Microsoft Student Store offers vary, but typically include software and hardware. Most software offers place limits on the number of licenses or products that can be purchased per 12-month period. Most hardware offers place limits on the number of items that can be purchased. Please see the offer terms and the Microsoft Student Store Terms and Conditions for details.

Q: WHO IS CONSIDERED AN ELIGIBLE STUDENT, FACULTY OR STAFF MEMBER? >

A: You must be a student, faculty or staff member at an eligible accredited educational institution and must be able to provide proof of enrollment to Microsoft upon request. You must also verify your eligibility through an online verification process and have a Microsoft account at the time of purchase. Please see the Microsoft Student Store Terms and Conditions for full details.

Q: HOW CAN I VERIFY THAT I AM AN ELIGIBLE STUDENT? >

A: During the checkout process, you will be asked to submit a valid email address from an eligible accredited education institution.

Q: THE VERIFICATION PROCESS FAILED, BUT I KNOW MY SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS IS VALID. NOW WHAT? >

A: Please contact the Microsoft Store customer support team. Their phone number or email address can be found on the Contact us page.

Q: HOW DO I BUY? >
  1. Click the Add to Cart button to select the products you’d like to purchase.
  2. On the cart page, click Verify now.
  3. Enter your educational institution email address to verify that you are eligible to purchase under the Program.
  4. Enter any other information that you are prompted to provide to validate your eligibility.
  5. Click Continue checkout to complete your purchase.
Q: ARE ACADEMIC VERSIONS OF MICROSOFT SOFTWARE FULL-FEATURED? >

A: Academic versions of Microsoft Software offered through the Microsoft Student Store typically have the same functionality as non-academic equivalent versions. Please read the product details carefully for each product.

Q: WHY DO I NEED A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT? >

A: Microsoft Student Store uses your Microsoft Account during verification, and to identify your Store account. On your account pages you can find your software product keys and download or re-download any downloadable software you purchase. You can use your Microsoft Account as a single account ID across many Microsoft sites. If you don’t have a Microsoft Account, you can easily create one during the checkout process.

Q: WHY DO I NEED JAVASCRIPT ON MY PC? >

A: To get verified, you must log in with your Microsoft Account. The login process requires JavaScript.

Q: HOW WILL I GET MY SOFTWARE PRODUCT KEYS? >

A: Software product keys will be provided on the purchase confirmation page. They will also be sent to the email address used to confirm eligibility and purchase the product. Software product keys are also stored in the Microsoft Account associated with your email address.

Q: ARE THERE ANY TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE PROGRAM? >

Microsoft Student Store offers are only made to eligible students, faculty and staff and subject to specific terms and conditions. For details, please read the Microsoft Student Store Terms and Conditions.


* You must validate yourself as an Eligible Student customer in order to participate in the Program and takeadvantage of the Program offers. Subject to restrictions. See full terms and conditions.