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 $15.95 + 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 2016
    • Includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, & Skype for Business
    • Note: compatible only with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2 (does not run on Windows XP or Vista)
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac
    • Includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2016



  • Eligible employees are allowed to purchase a single license of either Office Professional Plus 2016 or Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac.
  • The $9.95 each price is for downloads. Physical media is also available at an additional cost ($15.95 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) 298-8324 (298-TECH) 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