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Office 365 Education

Free collaboration tools students and teachers need plus the control and flexibility IT requires to help keep your data secure.
A teacher helping a student who is typing on a laptop at a table.

Office 365 Education

Free collaboration tools students and teachers need plus the control and flexibility IT requires to help keep your data secure.
A teacher helping a student who is typing on a laptop at a table.

Office 365 Education

Free collaboration tools students and teachers need plus the control and flexibility IT requires to help keep your data secure.

Empower education

Help students and teachers accomplish much more with simple file sharing, real-time coauthoring, online classes and conferencing—all accessible anywhere.

Compliance simplified

Protect student privacy by setting permissions and policies. Archive and use in-place legal hold to help meet compliance needs. Advanced data protection helps keep your data safe.

Gain IT control

Reduce IT overhead and hassles while staying in control. Manage the cloud on your terms, easily, with automated tasks.

Office 365 Education includes:

Email and calendars

Email and calendars

Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser using Outlook Web App. Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 25 MB. Learn more
Advanced email

Advanced email

Use archiving and legal hold capabilities, plus unlimited storage, for compliance needs. And use data loss prevention (DLP) policies and policy tips that educate your users for additional compliance enforcement in email. This feature requires the free Azure Rights Management add-on.
Document and email access control

Document and email access control

Rights Management Services enables you to restrict access to documents and email to specific people and to prevent anyone else from viewing or editing them, even if they are sent outside the organization. This feature requires the free Azure Rights Management add-on.
Advanced compliance tools

Advanced compliance tools

With the unified eDiscovery Center, you can search across SharePoint, Skype for Business, and Exchange mailboxes. eDiscovery integrates with advanced retention and archiving, enabling in-place legal hold and case-based projects. This feature requires the free Azure Rights Management add-on.
Online classes & conferencing

Online classes & conferencing

Host online classes, parent-teacher conferences and more with audio and video using one-click screen sharing and HD video conferencing. Learn more
Instant messaging and Skype connectivity

Instant messaging and Skype connectivity

Connect with other Skype for Business users via instant message, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Share presence, IM, and audio calling with Skype users. Learn more
File storage and sharing

File storage and sharing

OneDrive for Business gives each user 1 TB of personal cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere. Easily share documents with others inside and outside your organization and control who can see and edit each file. Learn more
Team sites

Team sites

Work together on projects with team sites that help keep related documents, notes, tasks, and conversations organized together.  Learn more
School social network

School social network

Secure, private social networking for your school. Yammer collaboration software helps students and teachers connect with each other, share information, and organize around projects so they can work and learn better together. Learn more
Office Online

Office Online

Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from a browser. Learn more
Mobility

Mobility

Sync email, calendar, and contacts; access SharePoint sites; view and edit Office documents with Office Online using a browser on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android™ devices. Learn more
Search and discovery

Search and discovery

Stay in the know. Search and discover content across Office 365 based on personalized insights. Office Delve is the first experience to be powered by Office Graph, a collection of analyzed signals or insights derived from each user’s behavior and relationships to content, topics, and contacts. Learn more
School video portal

School video portal

Easily manage videos within your organization. Office 365 Video is a school-wide destination for video uploads, sharing and discovery, and smooth playback across devices. Learn more
Apps for Office and SharePoint

Apps for Office and SharePoint

New third-party and customer-developed apps work with Office and SharePoint to bring web services right into your documents and sites.

Office 365 Education also includes:

Reliability

Reliability

Get peace of mind knowing your services are available with the same 99.9% uptime we provide in paid Office 365 services.
Security

Security

Your data is yours. We safeguard it and protect your privacy. Learn more
Administration

Administration

Deploy and manage Office 365 across your school, campus or district, no IT expertise required. You can add and remove users in minutes.
Up to date

Up to date

No need to pay for version upgrades; updates are included in your subscription. New features are rolled out to Office 365 customers regularly.
Active Directory integration

Active Directory integration

Manage user credentials and permissions. Single sign-on and synchronization with Active Directory.
Support

Support

Microsoft Support provides telephone and online answers, how-to resources, and connections with other Office 365 customers for setup and quick fixes. Learn more

More details

To see all the features that are included, view the detailed service descriptions.

Frequently asked questions

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What is Office 365 Education?
Designed to help students and teachers work together in exciting ways, this global offering provides eligible customers with access to Microsoft Office 365, best-in-class cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools.
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How do I get Office 365 Education?
1. Click the green Get Started button to begin a FREE trial.
2. Complete the form to create an account and verify that you are affiliated with your organization.
3. During the trial, follow the steps in the Office 365 admin portal to verify that your organization is a qualified academic institution. If you are nearing the end of your 30 day trial and have not received your eligibility verification notice from Office 365, please contact customer support.
4. If eligibility is confirmed, Office 365 Education offers will become available in the Office 365 admin portal.
5. Go to the License Management tab in the admin portal to reassign your trial users to the Office 365 Education offer.
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Will my trial information be transferred to my Office 365 subscription?
Yes. Once your academic institution is verified, the information and configuration for users’ accounts created during the trial period will remain intact. If you have not completed verification before your trial expires, you won't be able to continue using Office 365 for free. You will have an additional 30 days to prove eligibility before your account information is erased. Once your trial account information has been erased, it cannot be retrieved.
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How long does it take to be approved as a qualified academic institution?
In many cases, the response time is instantaneous through an automated verification process. In other cases where an institution needs to be verified, it shouldn’t take more than three to seven days. If you are nearing the end of your 30-day trial and have not received approval of eligibility, please contact customer support.
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How can I add an Office 365 ProPlus subscription for my students at no additional cost?
Institutions that purchase Office for faculty and staff through an Academic Volume Licensing program can include an Office 365 ProPlus subscription for all students. Learn more.
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How can I add the extra security features provided by Azure Rights Management?
Azure Rights Management is provided as a free add-on service for verified academic institutions. Use Azure Rights Management to help protect sensitive information from unauthorized access and control how this information is used. Learn more.
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Can I continue to provide free email to students after they graduate?
Exchange Online for alumni is provided as a free service to verified academic institutions. Navigate to the Office 365 admin center after logging into the service and click Purchase Services to order the free licenses.
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I will need extra help setting up Office 365 Education. Where can I find it?
The Office 365 Deployment Center is a great place to start.
Also, Microsoft experts are trained IT and development companies that can help you move to Office 365 or develop custom solutions. You can find a listing of all of our Microsoft experts in Microsoft Pinpoint.
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