Student Advantage

The Microsoft Student Advantage program is an enterprise agreement between Microsoft and UCSB which allows actively enrolled students to download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus desktop applications at no cost. Office 365 ProPlus is the new name for Microsoft Office for Students.
Once you are no longer a registered student, your Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription will end. You will have the opportunity at that time to enroll in other available consumer or commercial offers.


To be able to use Office 365 you must download the software to your computer. Once you download the software you can install it. The following shows you the steps to download the package for installation:

  1. Go to your U-Mail account www.umail.ucsb.edu/webaccess.


  2. On the upper-left corner, click Office 365. 



  3. Now on this new page, click Install. You get to Install Office 365 in up to 5 devices, you can manage them all from this page.


  4. Now Click Install. The Microsoft Office Installer should start downloading. 
    And follow the instructions provided by your OS the rest of the way.


  5. While installing the software you will be prompted for a "product key" or "Office 365 subscription." Choose "Office 365 subscription." Whenever you are asked for an Email or User ID use full U-Mail address and password.