Office 365 FAQs

How do I get free Office 365 ProPlus?

What is the Office 365 ProPlus benefit for students?
Academic institutions that are Microsoft customers and license Office for all faculty/staff are eligible to offer Office 365 to their students at no additional cost. Students can take advantage of free Office 365 ProPlus as part of Texas Southmost College’s Microsoft Licensing Agreement.

Why is Microsoft introducing these changes?
Microsoft is committed to the success of each student and educator. Microsoft believes this offer will help students thrive in their educational endeavors by providing Microsoft’s best productivity solution at no additional licensing cost.

What devices can I use Office 365 ProPlus on?
Office supports PCs and Windows tablets running Windows 7 or higher, and Macs with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Office for iPad can be installed on iPads running version 7.0 or higher. For information about mobile devices, visit

What happens when I graduate?
Your Office 365 subscription through Texas Southmost College ends upon graduation. You may enroll into other consumer or commercial offers available. You should make sure to transfer all your files from your TSC email’s OneDrive to your personal OneDrive prior to graduation.

What does Office 365 ProPlus include?
Office 365 ProPlus comes with a full version of Office and familiar Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and more. Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based service and allows each student to install on up to five PCs or Macs, and five tablets (iPad) and access Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones. (Office Mobile applications are included with all Windows phones). More information can be found on the Microsoft Website.

Can students install Office for iPad through this Office 365 ProPlus benefit?
Yes, this would count towards the limit of installing it on 5 tablets. Just install the applications and sign in with your TSC email credentials.

If I recently purchased Office and am now also be eligible for free Office 365 ProPlus though my school, will I receive any credit and/or compensation?
No. The Office purchased is a consumer offering and students can continue to take advantage of the purchased offer.

I need help installing, where do I go?
For all troubleshooting and technology questions, please contact the TSC IT Help Desk at [email protected] or (956)295-3800.