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Our Best Answer: Can students download Microsoft Office for free?

MS Office Suite

As part of the CUNY enterprise agreement with Microsoft, every CUNY student with a CUNY Office 365 mail account is entitled to a full copy of the Microsoft Office suite of applications. The latest version of the Microsoft Office suite?including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more?will be available to you for offline and online use. All you need are your campus credentials to log in and download up to 5 copies on your PCs, Macs, and other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads.

To download your free copy of Microsoft Office, have your CUNY email credentials ready and complete the following steps

From your computer:

  1. Sign in to your email account at
  2. Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select Office 365 settings in the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on Software on the settings page.
  5. Select your language preference (below the install button).
  6. Click on Install Now.

From your mobile device:

  1. Open your mobile device app store.
  2. Search and select your desired Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote).
  3. Click Download to install the application.
  4. Once installed, launch the application.
  5. Go to your Account Settings and sign in using your CUNY email credentials.

If you have further questions about installing your complimentary copy of Microsoft Office, please refer to this Install Office Guide or contact your college's Help Desk.

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