College students might have to survive on ramen noodles and dig through the couch cushions to find extra spending money, but at least they won't have to pay for the software they use to finish their homework. That's because Microsoft is giving away Office 365 packages to students at participating colleges and universities.
At first, the free Office 365 offer was only good for students in the U.S. But, Microsoft has expanded it to apply to students around the globe in countries where the product is available.
With the free subscription, students will have access to a bunch of great programs and features like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher and 1 TB of cloud storage space on Microsoft OneDrive. They'll also have access to Microsoft's Office Online tools, too.