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Microsoft Home Use Program

The Microsoft Home Use Program allows eligible individuals to download and install a copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 for Windows or Microsoft Office Home and Business for Mac for home use. Microsoft provides this software via download for $9.95 plus tax. An optional backup DVD is also available for $15.95 to cover the costs of duplication, shipping and handling.

The Office of Information Technology or your college or area network administrator cannot install the software on your home computer, as “Home Use” falls under a different license than work use.

Included Software

For Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10

Office Professional Plus 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Skype for Business, Visio Professional Plus 2016 and Project Professional Plus 2016.

For Mac OS X 10.10 or later

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac: Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Access the Home Use Program

As part of Boise State University’s Microsoft Site License agreement, full-time faculty (including Adjuncts), Emeriti and staff have access to the Microsoft Home Use Program.

For each product eligible for the Home Use Program, you may order a single copy of that product to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using this software while you are under employment with Boise State, and as long as the software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage. Please note some product and language versions may not be available at the time you place an order.

To access the Microsoft Home Use Program website, please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact the OIT Help Desk at (208) 426-4357 (HELP) or to obtain the program code for accessing the Microsoft Home Use Program website.
  2. Note: This program code is assigned to Boise State University for our sole use in accessing this site. You may not share this number with anyone outside of Boise State.
  3. Open a web browser and go to
  4. Select the country to which you wish your order to be shipped to and choose the language for viewing the order website.
  5. Enter your University email address ( and insert the program code you requested in step 1.
  6. You will then receive an email message from Microsoft with further instructions about accessing the list of available software and how to order.
  7. Place your order on-line and it will be shipped to the location you have chosen. Please note that you will receive your software from Microsoft as a file download.  If you choose the option to have a DVD mailed to you, an additional fulfillment fee of $15.95 will be charged to cover duplication, shipping and handling costs.

For further information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit

Need Assistance?

For questions, contact the Help Desk at 208-426-4357, or email