University Technology

Microsoft Home Use Program

Via Microsoft's Home Use Program, all Western Illinois University faculty and staff are eligible purchase a single copy of specific Microsoft software for just $9.95 each (downloads).  Physical media DVDs available for an additional $13.99 + shipping/handling.

Note: This program is available only to faculty & staff, including graduate/teaching assistants, who are under contract with WIU. Students, retirees, and non-contractual employees are not eligible

Current Software Included in the Offer

  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
    • Includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath & Lync
    • Note: compatible only with Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1, and Windows 10 (does not run on Windows XP or Vista)
  • Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
    • Includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Messenger
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2013



  • You may purchase one copy of each currently offered Microsoft product, however, you are entitled to install the software on two computers, e.g., one desktop and one laptop, that you use for home or personal use. 
  • The $9.95 each price is for downloads. Physical media is also available at an additional cost ($13.99 each + shipping/handling) 
  • No provision is made for future releases. Users are required to pay the indicated price for future editions. 
  • You must agree to the Microsoft use requirements, including removal of the software from your machine when your WIU employment and/or contract expires.
    Thus, you do not own the software, but are only entitled to its use while you are a WIU employee. 
  • Questions? Contact the uTech Help Desk at (309) 298-2704 or at

Ready to Purchase?

  • Click on the "Begin Purchase" link below and enter your personal ECom username and password
  • The purchase process includes verification of your eligibility and and agreement to both WIU and Microsoft terms of use
Begin purchase