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Microsoft offers a great military discount on their Microsoft Office 365 Home and Personal. Normally, the Home package costs $99/year, but you can get it for $69/year through the Microsoft Home Use Program.
Microsoft recently changed the name of Office 365 to Microsoft 365. The Microsoft 365 military discount is still the same 30% off.
Active military servicemembers can get the entire Microsoft 365 package for just $69/year, a 30% discount.
Activate your military discount on Microsoft Office through this link or the button above!
The 365 Home suite comes with the entire Office collection, not just the basics. You can also share the account with up to 6 family members, which is great for school kids.
You get the full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access as well as OneDrive cloud based storage with 1 terabyte (1000 gigabytes) per user (up 6 TBs).
Office 365 Home is compatible with Windows 10, iOS, Mac, PC, and Android. Since it's cloud based, you can use it on any internet connected device.
The Microsoft Store also offers a 10% discount to military servicemembers and their families every day. Check out my article on the Microsoft store military discount for more details.
How To Get The Microsoft Office Military Discount
Here is the simple 5 step process to get Microsoft Office 365 30% off military discount:
1. Click here to purchase Microsoft Office 365 with the military discount. It will take you to a page that looks like this:
2. Enter your military email address. NOT your personal email! For example, @mail.mil, @us.af.mil, @usmc.mil, @navy.mil, @us.army.mil, or your deployed email address.
3. Check your military email address for an email from Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP). Forward this email to your personal email address so you can do the rest from home.
4. Click the link inside the email that you forwarded to your personal email from your military email. This will bring you to the checkout page. Select the version of Microsoft Office you would like to purchase and checkout.
5. The whole process shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes from start to finish.
If you're having problems with the Microsoft HUP military program, see below the picture for some great tips from some of the commentators.
Microsoft Military Home Use Program Not Working
If you cannot get your Microsoft Office Home Use Program working, you can follow the steps below to contact Microsoft Office support.
Best advice for folks who work in government (state or local) or the military is to contact Microsoft Technical Support if the program doesn't work for you. The agents that you can get in touch with can validate for you the work e-mail address and if not working they will help you out to get the Office products purchased and installed.
Phone: 1-800-936-5700 or 1-800-642-7676 (Microsoft Technical Support for North America)
NOTE: You first have to answer a robot some basic questions and then you get a live person. To shortcut the process say this: “I have a problem with the Office 365 product from the Home Use Program. I can’t purchase Office.” and in a perfect world you usually get a live person after that. Long wait time though since there are only a small number of people that support these kinds of products.
Contact chat support through this link.
NOTE: Chat requires a Microsoft Account. Click the link above and in that link click the box that says “Get Started” and you then first have to answer a robot a series of questions and use the same spiel as when contacting Microsoft by phone. After that you should get a chat link, which then requires the Microsoft Account. If you don’t have one, you have to create one. Check this link on how to create a Microsoft Account.
Once you get a real person via phone or chat, please be very specific and patient with them. Say you’re buying Office through the Home Use Program and provide your government or military e-mail address and they can take it from there.
This was a comment from very helpful reader John below.
Microsoft 365 is a great deal for back to school savings. If you are taking classes or getting your degree, or your kids need Microsoft Office for school, you can use your military HUP program code to get the program with a great discount.
Please let me know in the comments if the Microsoft Office military discount worked for you.
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Microsoft Office for Military FAQ
No, Microsoft Office is not free for military. Microsoft Office offers a 30% off discount to military servicemembers.
The easiest way is to use the Microsoft Home Use Program and your military email address. You will enter your military (.mil) email address on the Microsoft Office for military page. Then forward that email from your military email to your personal email. Click the link inside the email and complete the sign up process on your home computer. 30% off for active duty military servicemembers.
Microsoft Office is $69 per year for US military servicemembers. This includes active duty and families. This is 30% off from the regular $99 per year Microsoft Office.
$69 per year is the cost of the Microsoft Home Use Program. This is a 30% discount from the regular $99 per year price for Microsoft Office.
Yes, Microsoft has moved to a subscription basis for their Microsoft Office products. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and many other programs. The advantage is they are all cloud based now so you can access on any computer and share with many users.
No, you cannot download Microsoft Office for free. The regular price is $99 and the military discount is $69 per year.