SAS is a software suite for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics. By creating real intelligence from raw data from any source, SAS transforms operational resources into knowledge you can act on.

Licensing restrictions:

Licensee may only use these programs for teaching and non-commercial academic research on computers owned or leased by Licensee. Non-commercial academic research means research by degree-seeking students and faculty members where:

  • The results of such research are not intended primarily for the benefit of a third party
  • Such results are made available to anyone without restriction on use, copying or further distribution
  • Any copy of any such result is furnished for no more than the cost of hosting, reproduction, and shipping. Any other use including but not limited to university administration and operations is strictly prohibited


Faculty can purchase this software for WVU owned computers or personal computers.

Staff (Academic Researchers) can purchase this software for WVU-owned computers or personal computers.

Students can purchase this software for their Personal computers using personal funds. If a student worker, GA, GRA etc., needs this software on a WVU computer for academic research purposes, they will need to have their supervisor submit the request.

Note: Before submitting a request for the software, read the above licensing restrictions to make sure you qualify to use the academic software. If you have any questions, contact SLIC by filling out a software assistance request using the SLIC Software Request Form.

How to order SAS:

WVU funds: Complete the SLIC Software Request Form for WVU-owned computers.

Personal funds: Complete the SLIC Software Request Form if purchasing this with personal funds. All licenses paid for with personal funds need to be installed on personally-owned computer. Orders will be processed by the ITS Service Center in G118 Bennett Tower. You can pay with personal funds over the phone, complete the form and visit Bennett Tower or wait for us to contact you. After payment is received, your software will be sent to your WVU email address, unless you specify otherwise.

OS Compatibility:

SAS 9.3
Microsoft Windows 32-bit 64-bit
Windows 8.1
Windows 7
*See full system requirements for SAS 9.3.

SAS 9.4
Microsoft Windows 32-bit 64-bit
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
*See full system requirements for SAS 9.4.


WVU-owned computer/server Annual Fee
SAS for faculty $50
SAS for faculty, concurrent $90
SAS teaching lab $25
Personal computer Annual fee
SAS for faculty $50
SAS for students $20

Note: All licenses are annual subscriptions expiring September 30th of each year and are prorated quarterly. Pricing is per machine. Each machine on which the software is installed requires its own license. Concurrent licenses are excluded from this rule. If a license is purchased with WVU Funding for a WVU computer, then another copy can be installed on a personal computer. Personal computer is a computer owned by a faculty, student or researcher of WVU. Other restrictions may apply. Check the licensing restrictions section on this page.


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