Microsoft Office is not available for free for average consumers, but eligible students and educators may be able to obtain free copies of the suite at Office.com/GetOffice365. As of 2015, students attending eligible schools can install the suite on as many as five computers as well as mobile devices.
In order for students to qualify for free copies of Office 365 for Students, their schools must have purchased licenses for the suite, and they must obtain email addresses provided by the schools to log in. The program also requires students to be at least 13 years old, and Internet access is required to use the software. Students can use the suite until they are no longer enrolled with the school, in which case any existing files may be viewed but not accessed to edit.
Teachers who work at schools that have obtained licenses for Office 365 may be able to download the software suite for free as well. This software is known as Office 365 for Faculty. Teachers are able to use the suite for as long as they are employed by schools that have active licenses.
Individuals that own Office 365 can use Office Online for free. Office Online enables users to store projects online and collaborate with others remotely.