Money Monday: Students get Microsoft Office and unlimited Google storage for FREE.
Happy Money Monday! If you’re a student, have we got a deal for you.
UC Davis students love our Davis, CA apartments but this student discount deal even works for students as young as 13. Both these deals depend on whether the school you attend has a deal with Microsoft or Google but it is worth checking out to see if these two student discount deals are something you can exploit.
First, Microsoft is offering free Office 360 to students. According to Geek Wire, “the company announced today that students 13 and older who are attending a school that has purchased Office organization-wide for all faculty/staff via the Microsoft Volume Licensing program can access Office 365 by signing up here and entering a valid school-provided email address.
Qualified students will receive the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher; installation on up to five PCs or Macs; 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage; and Office Online.”
A word of warning, according to Geek Wire the link has been having issues signing people up. The site suggests if you are having issues to wait ten minutes and try again later.
Next, Google is offering unlimited storage to students. According ton Engadget, “The company’s new Drive for Education is basically the same thing as its enterprise-based Drive for Work, which means you’re looking at unlimited storage space (albeit with a 5TB file size limit) and access to Google Vault for message archiving.
To put that in perspective, Google’s education users only used to get 30GB of free space — that’s more than enough for most, but dropping storage costs mean Google is trying to replace your paper-laden bookbag with the cloud. Itching for your turn to try the improved Drive? If your school is a current Google Apps for Education user, you’ll see the unlimited space appear over the next few weeks… though you’ll have to wait a bit for some of the other bells and whistles to go live.”