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Microsoft Student Advantage

The Microsoft Student Advantage program allows students in all colleges at the U of S to download and install the latest Microsoft Office software on up to five computers at no cost. This includes full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other titles.

Microsoft Office is available for both Windows and Macintosh computers. You can also use the Microsoft Office mobile app on your Apple or Android device. This software is available for your use as long as you are a U of S student. When you are no longer a student you will need to purchase an Office license or subscription to continue to use the software.

Learn more about Microsoft Student Advantage.

Download and install Microsoft Office software:

  1. Log in to PAWS with your NSID and password.
  2. Click on Academics to expand it.
  3. Click on the Microsoft Student Advantage channel.
  4. Click the button Install Office 365.
  5. Log in as per the instructions on PAWS.
  6. Follow the steps for downloading and installing the software.

Activation Instruction for Macintosh

  1. Once you have downloaded and opened the Microsoft Office app you will be presented with a window offering three options:
    • Enter product code
    • Sign into a 365 subscription
    • Continue trial
  2. Choose the second option: Sign into a 365 subscription.
  3. You will then be prompted to enter your username: nsid@usask.ca and password: NSID password.

Activation Instruction for Windows

  1. Once you have downloaded and opened the Microsoft Office app, select "Sign in to get the most out of Office" found at the top right of the page.
    (Note: If you do not have this option use Method 2 found below)
  2. Type your username: nsid@usask.ca.
  3. You will then be prompted to enter your username: nsid@usask.ca and password: NSID password.

Activation Instruction for Windows Method 2

  1. Select "File" at the top left of the page.
  2. Select "Account" from the left column and select "Sign In"
  3. Type your username: nsid@usask.ca.
  4. You will then be prompted to enter your username: nsid@usask.ca and password: NSID password.
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