Microsoft Home Use Program (Faculty & Staff)

University faculty and staff can purchase software for their personal use.

Microsoft Home Use Program
The Microsoft Home Use Program allows faculty and staff to purchase and download Microsoft Office for Windows or Mac for only $9.95. A backup DVD can be purchased for an additional $12.00.

This program, which is only available to faculty and staff, allows you to order one Microsoft Office license per software title. Microsoft Home Use licensing information can be found at

Ordering Instructions:

1. Log in to VIP

2. Choose the Technology link.


3. Select Software Distribution, then in the Software for Home click on the + symbol to expand the list.


4. Click on Microsoft Office for Mac or Windows.


5. Read the license agreement. Make a note of the Program Code then click the link to the Microsoft Home Use Program website.


6.Enter your USC Upstate email address.


7.Enter the Program Code.

8.Check your University email inbox for a message from Microsoft with instructions for completing your order.

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