Microsoft Student & Teacher Advantage - Installation Instructions

Through the Microsoft Student & Teacher Advantage Students, Staff, and Faculty are entitled to install Microsoft Office on up to five personally-owned laptop and desktop computers. Because MSU has a site license for installation of Microsoft Office on all university-owned computers, do not use one of your five personal licenses for this purpose. 
Microsoft Office must connect to the Internet at least every 30 days to allow the software license to be validated.  Also note that installations on smartphones and tablets do not count against your limit of five installations.

ATTENTION: You must be an Active student - enrolled in at least one class - in order to be eligible to use Microsoft Office. Staff and Faculty must be active employees.

Before installation: Make sure that you do not have any previous versions of Microsoft Office installed and this includes trial versions.


1. Go to, then click Sign in. sign in screenshot


2. You will be directed to the Microsoft Sign in prompt. Type in your and click Next.

Note: If you are already signed into your Microsoft account you will not be taken to a login page. Instead you will be taken to the Office 365 page. Skip to Step #4.


3. Type in your NetPassword and click Sign in.


4. Click on Install Office.


5. In the drop-down box click on Office 365 apps. Follow your browser's prompts for downloading, and then follow the installation wizard to install Microsoft Office 365.

Note: By default, the 32-bit version will be installed. If you need the 64-bit version click Other install options and choose the 64-bit version.

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