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Microsoft Office Home Use Program

EKU employees are eligible to participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance Home-Use Program (HUP). This program enables EKU employees to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft® Office desktop PC applications to install and use on a home computer for $9.95.

Under the Home-Use Program, EKU employees who are users of qualifying applications at work (e.g., Office Enterprise) may acquire a licensed copy of the corresponding Home-Use Program software (e.g., Office Enterprise) to install and use on a home computer. EKU employees may continue using HUP software while employed at EKU and as long as the corresponding software used at work has active Software Assurance coverage.

To access the Microsoft Home Use Program Web site:

  1. Log in to the EKU Secure Technology Purchasing Site page to secure required code for purchase
  2. Browse under the Software section (toward the bottom)
  3. Take note of the ten-character program code
  4. Click the Login Page link
  5. Enter your EKU employee email address, and insert the program code
  6. Check your EKU email for a message from "Microsoft HUP" containing a "Buy Now" link

Software available through MS HUP as of September 2016:

Important information from

  • Eligible employees are allowed to purchase a single license of either Office Professional Plus 2016 or Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac. Additionally, if part of their organization's Software Assurance benefits, employees may purchase any one of the other products available.
  • If you have a previous version of Microsoft Office 2013 from HUP, you are legally obligated to uninstall that version before installing Office 2016 from HUP as using only 1 license is allowed. If you have acquired Office 2013 through another source, you are not required to uninstall Office 2013 in order to install Office 2016 products from HUP. Please note: Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 will overwrite previous versions when the 2016 version is installed.
  • Additionally, you can’t install Office Professional Plus 2016 if the Office 365 Trial or Office 365 is installed. You first need to uninstall Office 365 by following the steps in the Uninstall Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365 article.
  • Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of Office suites.

  • Returns are not allowed at this time.