Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP)

Employees Eligible for Product or Service Limited Eligibility for Product or Service

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Detailed description

For licensing details, see the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA) page.

Current UM employees are eligible to purchase one copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 (PC) or Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac to be installed on one personally owned device. This offering is for a perpetual license (i.e. one time only purchase as opposed to subscription-based yearly software licensing purchases). This offering is only available to current UM employees. Retirees and affiliates are ineligible to participate in this benefit. Once an employee is no longer current at UM, they must uninstall the software from their personal devices (Microsoft policy).

Software applications include:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Skype for Business

How to request

Eligible employees are allowed to purchase one license of either Office Professional Plus 2016 or Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac.

Submit a Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) Employment Verification and Request Form.

Once your university status is verified, you can follow the steps on our HUP installation guide to purchase and install the software through UM’s Software Web Store.


$9.95 per software license for:
  • Office Professional Plus 2016; or
  • Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac
Back-up Media is available for:
  • $15.99 - back-up DVD
  • $19.99 - back-up USB flash drives (not available yet)


Most University of Montana current employees 

Exceptions (those who cannot participate):

  • Employees who do not use computers to perform their job functions  (i.e. grounds keepers, cashiers, custodians)
  • Retirees
  • Affiliates


Go to the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) FAQ on the IT website.

Additional questions may be directed to IT Central Help Desk at 243-4357 or visit Social Sciences, 120, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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