Just the other day whilst I was in class, my teacher asked us to learn how to use Microsoft Access, which is an app by Microsoft that’s used to model and create databases. 


Now just so you know, like you, I am a student too and I am currently doing Computer Science which explains my situation and why I needed to learn Microsoft Access.


But here’s the problem I had:

I installed Microsoft Windows 10 together with the Office 365 a few months back when I got my laptop but for some reason now I couldn’t find the application, Microsoft Access, installed on my computer. 


So I tried to ask around, ask on Reddit, and do my Google research to find a way to somehow get Microsoft Access so that I could learn it in time before my exam came up which was just two days away.


I didn’t intent to spend another $100+ on a new Office 365 license either just so that I can get Microsoft Access. So my last option was to look around  if Microsoft was offering any promotion for students, which I thought at least that way I could get the Office 365 cheaper. Much to my surprise, I found that Microsoft does provide Office 365 for free if you have the email address (for example, harvard.edu) that your school, college or university provided for you.


In this quick and simple guide, I’ll show you exactly how to install Office 365 for free (if you’re a student or even if you’re a teacher) using your school email address in just seven simple steps.



Head’s up! 

You can use the plan as long as you’re still in school with your (.edu) email address active.



Awesome! Let’s dive right in.





How to Get Microsoft Office 365 for Free (for Students):  7 Steps



Step 1:  Jump into Microsoft Office 365 Education page and you should be able to see Get Office 365 for Free. Do you see it? Sweet! Just enter your school email address here (the email address that your school, college or university gives you) and then tap on the green Get Started button.


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Step 2:  Next, tap on I’m a student. (If you’re a teacher then tap on I’m a teacher instead)


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Step 3:  Now you will be greeted by Microsoft that “You have an account with us”. Just tap on Sign in to get your free Office 365.


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Step 4:  Now sign in with your school email address.


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Step 5:  You’re almost done! Now you’ll be shown another message saying “No need to sign up” and that you already have a license for Office 365 Education. Just tap on OK, got it. 


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Step 6:  Sweet! You’re in. All you have to do now is just tap on Install Office apps which is to your top right hand side. Then from the drop down list choose Office 2016. Your free Microsoft Office 365 will start downloading right now.


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You can also choose Other Install options if you want to see whether an application (such as Microsoft Excel, Access or PowerPoint etc.) is included with your Office 365 installation.


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From there just choose your preferred language from the drop down list and hit Install.


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You don’t have to change the version at all. The 32-bit version that Microsoft has already set is more than enough to handle all the tasks you’ll ever need.





Step 7:  From here, just continue with the installation like you always do and once it’s done you’ll get your Microsoft Office 365. 🙂


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That’s it! 


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Share this guide with your friends or your teachers and help them get free Microsoft Office 365. Who knows you just might even get an extra grade if you help them. 🙂




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