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Computing & Telephone Discounts

UMass Amherst IT helps UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff obtain discounts on software and computers, as well as cellular phones, plans, and accessories.

Free & Low-cost Software

We offer a wide range of free or discounted software, including:

  • Anti-virus and other security software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud software
  • Microsoft Office and other Microsoft software
  • Windows operating systems (Students, Faculty & Staff in STEM courses & departments)
  • Microsoft servers & developer tools
  • Mathematica, SPSS, and other statistical software
  • NVivo qualitative research software
  • UMass Linux, a version of Linux Mint, adapted specifically for UMass Amherst, and other Linux operating systems

Restrictions apply. Some programs are available through discount and volume-licensing programs intended exclusively for students or faculty and staff. Check the program details for more information.

Computer Discounts

Students, faculty, and staff can purchase desktops, laptops, and peripherals for Windows and Macintosh through the U$ave program. Offerings change periodically. Be sure to check the U$ave Web site for the latest products.

Telephone Discounts

Exclusive savings on cell phones, plans, and accessories from major cellular carriers are available to students, faculty, and staff from IT Telecommunication Services.