Student Software

Grand Valley State University students are now eligible to purchase a variety of software at discounted prices.

SPSS Educational options
IBM SPSS software is available in two options:

Free Version - Click here for instructions

Individual Purchased Version - if additional functionality is needed over the Free Version above, you may purchase SPSS at an educational discount.   You can get a copy for the Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems. If you have a Mac make sure that you have an Intel processor in it and that you are running OS X 10.5 or higher before you order the software. Go to and click on More Software to order.

ooVoo - The Sustainable Commute
Telepresence software is available at:

Microsoft Office 365
GVSU is excited to announce that we are now able to provide Microsoft Office 365 to every student free of charge. Office 365 includes the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. As long as you're a GVSU student and eligible to enroll, you'll be able to use this software for free. You must login at least every thirty days to keep the registration active.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world's most popular productivity software

To get Office 365 follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your GVSU Gmail account
  3. On the download site, select your language and click install

Microsoft Products
Both the The Ultimate Steal and Microsoft Select Agreement provide you with the opportunity to purchase a permanent license to Microsoft® Office software and more.  We encourage you to investigate and compare each program's terms of use, software options and prices to determine which opportunity fits your needs.

Microsoft Select Agreement
GVSU’s Microsoft Select Agreement allows students to purchase a permanent license to a variety of software at a discounted price.

To access GVSU’s Microsoft Select Agreement website:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Students” tab
  3. Click “Microsoft” to browse Microsoft Software or “More Software” to browse other software options.

To register to purchase software through this website:

  1. Click “Sign in” at the top of the Web page
  2. Click “Register”
  3. Select “I have an institution issued email address” and click “Continue"
  4. Enter your GVSU student e-mail address and click “Continue"
  5. Enter in the appropriate information and click “Register”
  6. Follow Web site instructions to confirm your e-mail address

The Ultimate Steal

The Ultimate Steal is another website that allows students to purchase permanent licenses to Microsoft products, including Office software at discounted prices.

To access The Ultimate Steal website, go to

Purchase software using your GVSU-issued student e-mail address.

If you have any questions please contact the Help Desk at 331-2101 or by email at


Page last modified February 27, 2015