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For A1 plan users in Microsoft 365 Education, there’s a 50GB inbox limit. There’s unlimited email storage with In-Place archiving and legal hold. If you already have a standard Outlook account you can connect it to OWA by enabling Outlook Anywhere in FileAccount SettingsExchangeMore SettingsConnection. An Office 365 A1 or Office 365 A1 Plus license is automatically assigned when a student or faculty/staff member uses the self-service sign-up process. An Office 365 admin can also assign licenses using the standard assignment processes. The availability of these licenses does not affect any preferences previously set on license assignment. An Office 365 A1 or Office 365 A1 Plus license is automatically assigned when a student or faculty/staff member uses the self-service sign-up process. An Office 365 admin can also assign licenses using the standard assignment processes. The availability of these licenses does not affect any preferences previously set on license assignment.

If you're part of an academic institution, you can sign up for a free trial of Microsoft 365 Education. After Microsoft verifies the academic eligibility of your school, you can buy Microsoft 365 products at academic prices. This includes products that are available for free, like Office 365 A1 for faculty and Office 365 A1 for students. You have until the end of the free trial to convert it to a paid subscription at academic prices.

This article describes how to verify your school's academic eligibility, check the eligibility status, and buy subscriptions at academic prices after your school is approved.

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Before you begin

You must already have a Microsoft 365 Education trial subscription. If you don't have a trial subscription, visit this webpage and select Get started for free.

Verify that you have a trial subscription

If you're not sure if you have a Microsoft 365 Education trial subscription, use these steps to verify that you do.

  1. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to the Billing > Your products page.
  2. Look for Office 365 A1 for faculty Trial and Office 365 A1 for students Trial. If you don't find these subscriptions, visit this webpage and select Get started for free.

Verify your school's academic eligibility

In most cases, when you sign up for a free trial and complete the eligibility verification wizard to provide your school's domain, you receive an immediate approval or denial of your school's eligibility. In some cases, we require more information to complete a manual eligibility review and will reach out to you with a questionnaire to complete. This review can take up to 10 business days. After we review your school's eligibility information, we send an email that notifies you of your school's status.

You can close the academic verification wizard before entering a domain and start using the trial subscription right away. However, you aren't eligible for academic prices until you complete the verification process. You must complete the process before the end of your free trial to convert to a paid subscription and continue to use it. This also applies when you convert to the free A1 subscription.

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If you exited the verification wizard before entering a domain, you can resume the academic verification wizard at any time during your free trial.

If your academic eligibility is denied, see My school isn't eligible. What do I do now?

Check the status of your school's academic eligibility

After you have a Microsoft 365 Education trial, you can check the status of your school's academic eligibility at any time.

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center.

  2. On the home page, find the Billing card.
    The Billing card indicates the status of the verification process. The card shows one of the following statuses: approved, pending, declined, or add your domain.

    Note

    If you don't see one of those statuses, it means that you don't have a Microsoft 365 Education trial subscription. To start a free trial, visit this webpage and select Get started for free.

Buy subscriptions at academic prices

After your school's eligibility is verified, you can buy subscriptions at academic prices. You can also convert your free trial to a paid subscription. If you want to convert your trial subscription, you must do so before the end of the trial period.

  1. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to the Billing > Purchase services page.

  2. To view academic offers, select the Education tab.

    Note

    The Education tab isn't displayed if your eligibility is pending.

  3. When you find the offer you want to buy, select it, then select Buy.

  4. Complete the checkout process to buy the subscription.

When does my free trial end?

You can find the expiration date for your free trial subscription on the Your products page. You can also extend the trial.

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  1. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to the Billing > Your products page.
  2. Find the trial subscription.
  3. In the Billing section, under Free trial subscription, the expiration date is shown.
  4. If you want to extend the trial, select Extend trial. You can only do this once per free trial subscription.

My school isn't eligible. What do I do now?

If your school doesn't qualify as a Microsoft Qualified Academic Institution, you can still buy commercial offers in the admin center on the Billing > Purchase services page. If your organization is a nonprofit group, your group might be eligible for subscriptions for non-profits. To learn more, see Discounts and donations for nonprofits.

If you have questions about your school's academic eligibility decision, contact support.

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Next steps

To learn how to deploy Microsoft 365 for your school, visit Microsoft 365 Education documentation and resources. Next, you can add users and assign licenses at the same time. If you need to, you can also buy more licenses for your subscription.

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