Free Microsoft Office

Office 365 for Faculty/Staff

NOTE:  Office 365 Storage and Office 365 Pro Plus applications are not approved solutions for export controlled information

What is the Office 365 ProPlus benefit for faculty/staff (teachers)?

Office 365 Education for faculty and staff is a free Office 365 plan available to faculty and staff (teachers) at academic institutions that have purchased Office for faculty and staff. This plan allows faculty/staff to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on up to 5 PCs or Macs and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads®. The plan also includes 5 TB of OneDrive storage allowing faculty and staff to store, edit and collaborate using Office Online and Yammer (Facebook for business).

What is the Office 365 ProPlus benefit for students?

Microsoft is allowing enrolled students to download Microsoft Office FREE. All students are automatically enrolled in this benefit which allows them to download Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices (laptops, workstations, ipads, etc.)

Online documentation and help is provided by Microsoft Support.

How do I get free Office 365 on my personal devices?

All faculty, staff and students are automatically enrolled in the ProPlus benefit.

Office 365 for Faculty/Staff

Installing Office on Devices

  1. Start on the device in which you want to download office

  2. From a browser, navigate to
  3. Enter your unmc email account and NetID password
  4. Click on the 'window pane' in the upper left hand corner.  You will see a message towards the bottom of the screen to "Install Office on more devices"
  5. Click "Install"; repeat process from other devices if needed.
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I need help installing, where do I go?

If you are having issues installing Office, visit Install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for business for installation instructions.

Do I get anything else besides Office 365 when I use the self-service process?

In addition to having access to the Office ProPlus client which has application like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, which work across your PCs and Macs, you can active the clients on your iPad, iPhone, and Android Phone, giving you access to edit and review your homework on the go. 

You also get 5 TB of storage through OneDrive for Business  to ensure you access to all of your documents whenever you need them.  If you using a computer that doesn’t have Office installed, don’t worry you can edit or review those assignments in Office Online in any browser.  Learn OneDrive for Business.

Is this OneDrive for Business HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, UNMC's OneDrive for Business is HIPAA compliant. 

** Microsoft's OneDrive for Business is the only approved cloud storage solution for your UNMC data. 

What if I delete a document I didn't mean to? 

Documents can be recovered for 90 days.  After that, they are permanently deleted.   To restore, click on the ; checkmark the documents you want to restore; then click .  ITS does not provide OneDrive system backups and will be unable to restore your deleted documents. .

What devices can I use Office 365 ProPlus on?

Office supports PCs and Windows tablets running Windows 7 or higher, and Macs with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Office for iPad can be installed on iPads running version 7.0 or higher. For information about mobile devices, visit

What happens when I leave UNMC?

Once you are separated from UNMC, your Office 365 subscription through your institution ends when your UNMC NetID is deleted.  You may enroll into other consumer or commercial offers available.  Be sure to transfer any personal file from UNMC's OneDrive for Business to your personal OneDrive prior to your separation.

What does Office 365 ProPlus include?

Office 365 ProPlus comes with a full version of Office and familiar Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and more. Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based service and allows you to install on up to five PCs or Macs, and five tablets (iPad) and access Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones. (Office Mobile applications are included with all Windows phones). More information here.

** Do not download this software on UNMC owned devices such as those in computer clusters and classrooms.

Can I install Office for iPad through this Office 365 benefit?

Yes, this will count towards the limit of installing it on 5 tablets. Just install the applications and sign in with your UNMC NetID.

If I recently purchased Office and am now also be eligible for free Office 365, will I receive any credit and/or compensation?

No. The Office purchased is a consumer offering and students can continue to take advantage of the purchased offer.