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UCSB participating in the Microsoft Student Advantage Program, which allows free access to expanded software
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 15:30
Santa Barbara, CA

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UCSB students studying

UCSB students study in the campus's Student Resource Building.

Photo Credit: 

Tony Mastres

All actively enrolled UC Santa Barbara students now have the ability to access expanded Microsoft Office tools for free.

UCSB is participating in the Microsoft Student Advantage Program, which allows universities to provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no cost.

UCSB students are now able to install Office 365 ProPlus and use the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher on up to five PC or Mac devices.  

“Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, is increasingly a de facto standard for students preparing to enter a highly competitive job market after they graduate,” said Interim Chief Information Officer Denise Stephens. “I am very pleased that Enterprise Technology Services is able to partner with Collaborate to provide our students free access to these tools.”

Instructions on how to use Student Advantage are available on the U-Mail website:  http://www.umail.ucsb.edu/about/student-advantage.

Students who have problems downloading Student Advantage should contact the U-Mail help desk: http://www.umail.ucsb.edu/help/.

Contact Info: 

Matthew Erickson
(805) 893-4219