Please NOTE: All current OSU employees and students are eligible for 5 FREE installs of Office Pro Plus through Office 365. 

To get Office for free, visit the Office 365 page.

The Home Use program detailed below is still available, but for most students and employees Office 365 is the best option.


The Home Use Program for Microsoft Office allows faculty, staff, and graduate research / teaching assistants who are on paid assistantships to license and install Microsoft Office products on ONE (1) personally owned computer.

Unlike the old Work at Home program, the Home Use Program does not stipulate that usage must be 100% work-related and a University index is no longer necessary to purchase the software.

Eligibility Requirements

Only regular Oregon State University employees or paid Graduate Research / Teaching Assistants are eligible. Temporary employees, undergraduates and graduate students paid as student workers are not eligible.

Versions Available

Microsoft has stopped distributing Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. In addition, the Windows version now being distributed (Office 2016) requires either the Windows 7, 8 or 10; neither XP nor Vista are compatible. The new versions listed below are backwards compatible with documents created in previous versions:

  • Windows: Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus (requires Windows 7, 8 or 10)
  • Apple MacOS X: Microsoft Office 2016


You will need to complete the purchase with a valid credit card.

  • Microsoft Office without a CD: $9.99
  • Microsoft Office with a CD: $12.99 (4-6 week delivery)

How to Obtain Microsoft Office Home Use Media

NOTE: For up to 5 FREE copies of Office Pro Plus, visit the Office 365 page instead.

For the Microsoft Office Home Use program follow these steps for approval and download instructions.

  1. Submit the webform below.
  2. Once confirmed that you are authorized you will receive an email with an authorization code and a link to the Microsoft website.
  3. Visit the website link and provide the necessary credit card and information to purchase the Microsoft Office Suite of your choice.
  4. Download the software using the computer on which you want to install Microsoft Office.

Home Use Request Form

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