Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Free and Discounted Software


The C&IT Help Desk provides free and discounted software to current students, faculty and staff for academic, departmental and personal use.

This service aims to:
  • Reduce the cost of desktop software that has universal interest through volume purchase agreements and site licensing.
  • Promote software anti-piracy and encourage patrons to comply with licensing requirements.

Available To

Students, Faculty, Staff


Charges may apply depending on product and eligibility.

Getting Started

Download Software

Services Offered

Software downloads are available online 24/7. Click here to access the online store and find free downloads.

  • Microsoft Office (free for current employees and registered students at computing.wayne.edu/office)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (discounts for departmental use)
  • SPSS (free for registered students; discounts for departmental use)
  • SAS (discounts for departmental use)
  • Stata (discounts for students, faculty and staff)
  • Thomson EndNote (free to current students, faculty, staff)
  • Symantec (free for departmental use)
    • Note: WSU does not offer antivirus software for personal use, but the C&IT Help Desk recommends and offers support for Microsoft Defender and Sophos. Learn more here.

Getting Help