Microsoft’s Home Use Program Now Offers Office 365 for Consumers

Posted on April 17, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Office, Office 365 with 20 Comments

I’m not sure when this happened, but Microsoft’s Home Use Program has quietly added support for Office 365 Home and Personal.

As you may know, the Home Use Program (HUP) allows Microsoft’s Software Assurance (SA) customers to offer various versions of the Office suite, and now Office 365, to their employees to use at home at a steep discount.

Previously, HUP provided Office 365 ProPlus, Office Professional Plus 2019, or Office Home and Business 2019 as options at a cost of just $15 each. But as of a recent change, you can now pick between Office 365 Home and Personal as well.

The cost isn’t listed on the website unless you sign-in, but I’m told its $69.99 for Office 365 Home and $48.99 for Personal. Note, of course, that Office 365 Home and Personal are subscriptions, so you’ll need to pay for it again each year.

And yes, it supports stacking: If you already have an active Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal subscription, your HUP benefit will add an additional year.

You can learn more on the Microsoft Home Use Program website. Thanks to Bradster62 for the tip!

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