Students and teachers may now be eligible to get Office 365 for free directly from Microsoft.
How to get it:
1. Follow this link – http://www.office.com/getoffice365
2. Scroll down to the green “Find out if you’re eligible” button and click it.
3. Enter your school email address (netID@umass.edu) and hit enter to test your email.
4. Microsoft will then send you a confirmation email with a link to complete the signup.
That link will take you to a page where you can download the installer for Office 365.
Install it and you’re ready to go!