Software Purchasing

Students, Faculty & Staff

VCU provides current versions of Microsoft Windows and Office to students at no cost; and a minimal cost to faculty and staff for personal use. See Microsoft Office or Operating Systems on the Software Center webpage for more information.

Purchasing programs are available to provide software discounts to students, faculty, and staff for personal and professional purchases. The VCU Barnes & Noble bookstore provides software discounts for purchases via thinkEDU, which offers a large variety of software titles for Windows or Mac.  Statistical software such as SAS and SPSS is available free to faculty, staff, and students for instructional or research use on the Software Center page.

VCU Schools & Departments

VCU provides current versions of Microsoft Windows and Office at no cost for all departments and classrooms within VCU (excluding VCU Medical Center).

Departments should visit VCU Procurement & Payment for software contact information from Microsoft.  Apple provides discounts for departmental purchases as well.  For software not found on any of these sites departments can visit the RAMTech or thinkEDU site to purchase software at a discount.