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Office 365 Education for Students


What is Office 365 Education for Students?


Office 365 Education for Students is an Office 365 plan that is available for free to students who attend academic institutions that have purchased Office for faculty and staff. This plan allows students to access online cloud based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access. The plan also includes 1TB of OneDrive storage, managed by the school.

How long can I use this plan for?


If you are eligible, you can use the plan until you graduate or are no longer enrolled at a qualified school. Student eligibility may be re-verified at any time. At expiration, the Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means documents can be viewed but it isn’t possible to edit or create new documents. In addition, online services associated with the school email address, for example Office Online and OneDrive, will no longer work.


Can I share the plan with others?


Office 365 Education for Students is licensed for use only by the eligible student at a qualifying school.


How to create your Office 365 account

Start at the link below

Enter your Trocaire email address in the box highlighted below. ex. [email protected]

Select your account type.




Enter your personal details, you will also be sent a verification code to your Trocaire email that you will need to enter in the highlighted box.



Set your alternate contact preferences, these are used to reset your password in the future if you are unable to access your account.


If you are not taken to the above screen you can access it from the settings icon on the main page and clicking on Update contact preferences, highlighted in red below.

Your account is now setup and ready to use. If you need any assistance please contact the help desk at [email protected] or by phone at 716-827-4330.


Your account is an online account, you will not be able to install Office 365 onto a personally owned device. To access Office apps like Word, Powerpoint, or Excel you will need to navigate to  and enter your Trociare email address and the password you used to create your Office 365 account