Microsoft has begun providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to UC Irvine students at no cost thanks to a staff campus agreement program (MCCA).
Details at OIT
UCI Engineers may download Microsoft Software at no cost using Microsoft DreamSpark Academy. Our school has a subscription at the premium level. Popular downloads include Windows 7 and 8, MS Visio, MS Project, and Visual Studio Pro.
About Microsoft DreamSpark
DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.
DreamSpark is simple: it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on their career.
DreamSpark helps educators teach the latest technologies and experiment in research. Microsoft knows that to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today’s students requires a diverse set of resources. DreamSpark gives educators the resources to ensure their classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenges, motivate, and keep students engaged in new ways. All at no cost to them through an institution subscription.
DreamSpark is also a subscription for Academic Institutions: it provides a cost-effective way to put Microsoft developer tools, platforms and servers in labs and classrooms, and on their students’ and faculty’s computers for learning and research purposes. It reduces lab costs and teaching budget.
So as a Student, DreamSpark gives you the chance to develop world-class software, Web applications, cool and creative designs as well as amazing games. Microsoft believes that students can do amazing things if they only have the right tools. Our company was started when many of the founders were still students, so we know what anything is possible. To make this happen, we are aligning with universities, associations, and other communities around the world to make sure that DreamSpark reaches everyone as fast as possible. So, get a head start on a career, do better in class, or even show the world new things that technology can do…all with DreamSpark.
Freshman Engineering students may use financial aid to purchase laptops at The Tech Hub at The Hill (UCI Bookstore) using the ELITE program.
The benefit of using the ELITE program is there are no upfront out-of-pocket expenses and no reimbursements. This program appeals to students who do not have credit cards or available cash. Please know Engineering students are not limited to purchasing laptops at The Hill. You might be eligible to have financial aid reimburse your laptop expense when you purchase through another vendor (such as Amazon, Best Buy, etc) - see your financial aid counselor for details and deadlines. Be sure to contact your financial aid counselor in advance of a laptop purchase (using financial aid) due to deadlines and a specific procedures you must follow.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office for questions regarding financial aid. Students are assigned to a specific financial aid counselor who will process the budget adjustment for them, based on the student's alpha last name,
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
In addition to the ELITE program, The Hill offers other financing options such as 0% financing. This program is offered through The Hill - please ask a sales associate about it.
Please visit ELITE for more information.
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