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Office 365 in Education

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As part of KCC's Microsoft Software License Agreement, students have access to Office 365 for Education. This program allows eligible students to obtain a copy for home use.


If you are eligible, you can use the plan until you graduate or are no longer enrolled at KCC. Student eligibility may be re-verified at any time. At expiration, the Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means documents can be viewed but it isn’t possible to edit or create new documents. In addition, online services associated with the school email address, for example Office Online and OneDrive, will no longer work.

Installation Instructions

To access the Microsoft Office 365 software, please follow the steps below:

  1. Open a web browser and Click here. By accessing this web site and providing your email address, you are consenting that you understand and agree to the terms of Microsoft Office in Education License Agreement.
  2. Enter your college email address and password. Students will use (
  3. Uncheck the following two boxes before installing: (1) Make Bing your search engine and (2) Make MSN your browser homepage.
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  4. Click [Install now].
  5. When popup appears with Run and Save options for the Office Setup File, click [Run].popup with run and save options
  6. Google Chrome users: it will automatically download to your downloads folder. Click on the down arrow and select [Open].
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  7. Click [Yes]. To allow Microsoft to run Setup on your computer. A progress box will show up followed by a notification in your System Tray.
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  8. A Welcome screen will pop-up when installed. Click [Next].
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For further information on the availability Microsoft’s Office in Education visit their FAQ page.

Get help

For further assistance, please contact the KCC ITS Help Desk, 815-802-8900 or