Athabasca University

Software for AU Students

If you are looking for Microsoft Office for your computer we have good news, you get 5 FREE copies of Microsoft Office with your free AU student Office 365 account. For more information click the link below.

Free Microsoft Office for AU Students

Other Purchasing Options

Academic versions are available for some software at a reduced cost. Typically a web search for the software name and "student" or "academic version" will lead you to purchasing options, if any are available.

If you purchased Microsoft Office, or other software, from OnTheHub / Kivuto, you can access their website here: OnTheHub / Kivuto

OnTheHub now uses Office 365 for Academic Verification. You will need to have registered in a course and have enabled your AU E-mail address to purchase software.

The vendor linked above offers some academic software options, but may not always have the best pricing.

The DreamSpark program offers free Microsoft software to students enrolled in COMP courses.

Further information can be found here:


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