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Get Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Free

Students of the colleges of DCCCD can take advantage of the Microsoft Student Advantage program. That program lets you download Microsoft Pro Plus 2013 (or 2011 on the Mac) on your home computer and on up to five mobile devices.

How do I install it?

It’s easy. But there’s one catch: To install the free Microsoft Office suite, you have to change your password in eConnect.

Why? The reason is technical. It has to do with how Microsoft and eConnect work together. Changing your eConnect password was the easiest way we could come up with to allow you to take advantage of the Student Advantage program.

Here are the steps to access Microsoft Office:

  1. Log in to eConnect.
  2. Change your password (listed under “My eConnect Account”). If you don’t know your password, go to the “Forgot/Reset My Password” link, also listed under “My eConnect Account.”
  3. Click on this portal.microsoftonline.com link to log in. Type your ID into the ID box. Then, hit the Enter key. That will redirect you to the login page. You’ll log in with your new eConnect password. The login should be in this format: e1234567@student.dcccd.edu.
  4. After you log in, you’ll see the Office 365 screen. Clicking the “install” button will launch the installer.
Did you say it’s free to install Microsoft Office?

There is no cost. DCCCD has bought a license from Microsoft to use its products. Because we pay for the license, you pay nothing.

Who can install and use the Student Advantage Office products?

All students of the colleges of DCCCD.

How many copies of the software can I install?

You can install the office software on a home computer and up to five smartphones or tablets. The mobile versions are not full-featured. However, they should let you do almost anything you need to do.

Will it work on both PCs and Macs?


Will I be able to keep the copy of Office once I graduate or leave my college?

Not forever. You will be able to use the programs for up to a year after you leave DCCCD. If you are no longer enrolled, we delete your account one year after you leave. So, after that time, the Office files you created under the account will become read-only, and you will not be able to edit the files. You can buy Microsoft Office for home use.

Need help?

Contact the Help Desk. Or, try the Office 365 Community.