Microsoft unveils Office 365 University pricing

Microsoft has revealed the pricing for its Office 365 version for college students, Office 365 University. Cloud-based and very similar to the desktop variety of Office, Office 365 University has low pricing and a subscription term that compliments the user's student career. The product can be snagged for $79.99.

The low price is for a four-year subscription, making the total monthly cost $1.67. Students who elect to continue their education or who stay in school longer than four years can renew their subscription for another four years at the same cost. Also included in the price is 27GB of SkyDrive storage, to which files created with Office 365 are saved.

Office 365 University provides access to six applications: Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Like the regular variety of Office, college students can get Office 365 access for free by purchasing Office University 2010 (Windows), and Office 2011 (Mac). Both products are priced at $100.

Microsoft has upped its game recently by making Office 365 HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant, something med schools require. This gives it an edge over Google's education office apps, which are free. So far, Duke, Emory, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Washington have all jumped on the Office 365 wagon.

[via Information Week]