MS Office 365 ProPlus

Note: Beginning March 1, 2017, Office 2013 for Windows will no longer be available. Please install Office 2016 for Windows as it is the recommended version with all the latest upgrades.

George Mason University is providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to students at no cost via the Microsoft Student Advantage program. The Microsoft Student Advantage Program allows us to provide each student with the latest version of Microsoft Office to use on their personal computers or mobile devices. Each student may install Office on up to five computers and five mobile devices. The software is free as long as you are a current student!

Downloading Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is free! Access is tied to your email address. Scroll down for installation directions and a list of included applications.


All current students are eligible. Office 365 ProPlus must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify that you are still eligible for the free software. When you stop taking classes at George Mason University, your Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription will end. At that time you can purchase Microsoft Office from Patriot Computers or another retail store.


The below software is available via Office 365 ProPlus. Note: Depending on the device you are using not all software will be available.

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  1. Login on your MASONLIVE account.
  2. Click the Settings Gear at the top right of your window, then select Office 365 from the list of Your App Settings.
  3. Click Software.
    • For Windows or Mac
      • Click install and walk through the install process.
    • For Mobile Devices
      • Click Phone & Tablet on the left and walk through the install
  4. When prompted to activate you'll need to login using your full MASONLIVE email address (i.e. and your MASONLIVE Microsoft Password.

Please see the FAQs page.