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Microsoft Office 365 plans cater to educational facilities by providing Student Use Benefits if certain faculty licenses are purchased. We have put together a simple table which lists the Student Use Benefit entitlements and ratio as a guide when making your purchasing decision.
Student Use Benefit Entitlements by Qualifying Program
The following table lists the Student Use Benefits for specific products licensed through the Microsoft Office Academic licensing program.
For each qualifying product in the first column, the corresponding Student Use Benefit product is listed along with the ratio of licenses available for Students per paid Faculty / Staff license. For example, if you purchased 40 Microsoft 365 Education A3 licenses you are eligible to receive 1600 Student licenses for free.
|Qualifying Product||Student Use Benefit||Student license per Faculty / Staff license|
|Advanced Threat Analytics||Advanced Threat Analytics||15|
|Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 1||Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 1||15|
|Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 2||Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 2||15|
|Desktop Education||Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and Windows Education Upgrade||40|
|Enterprise Mobility + Security A3/E3||Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 1, Advanced Threat Analytics, Microsoft Intune for Education||40|
|Enterprise Mobility + Security A5/E5||Enterprise Mobility + Security A3 Student Use Benefit, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 2, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps||40|
|Microsoft 365 Education A3||Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit, Enterprise Mobility + Security A3 Student Use Benefit, Windows Education A3 Student Use Benefit2, Minecraft: Education Edition||40|
|Microsoft 365 Education A5||Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit, Enterprise Mobility + Security A5 Student Use Benefit, Windows Education A3 Student Use Benefit2, Minecraft: Education Edition||40|
|Microsoft 365 A5 Security||Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 1, Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 2||40|
|Microsoft Intune for Education (Per User)||Microsoft Intune for Education||15|
|Minecraft: Education Edition||Minecraft: Education Edition||15|
|Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 or Plan 2||Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 1||15|
|Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise||Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise||15|
|Office 365 A3||Office 365 A1, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Office 365 Cloud App Security||40|
|Office 365 A5||Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 2||40|
|Office Professional Plus||Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise||15|
|Windows Education A3 (Per User)||Windows Education A3 (Per User)||40|
|Windows Education A5 (Per User)||Windows Education A3 (Per User)||40|
|Windows Education E3 (Per User)||Windows Education E3 (Per User)||40|
|Windows Education E5 (Per User)||Windows Education E3 (Per User)||40|
|Windows Education E5 (Per Device)||Windows Education E3 (Per Device)||40|
Ordering your Student Use Benefits
The provisioning of Microsoft Student Use Benefits are not automated. Once you have purchased your Faculty / Staff licenses, you will need to ask for the appropriate Student licenses to be provisioned. Also note that you can obtain a lower Student license count then what it made available if required.