Information about software for University and personal devices.

Did you know you can get FREE software? All WVU students, faculty and staff can download Microsoft Office at no cost. WVU students can also get MATLAB and Autodesk for free. Go to to learn more about free and discounted software.

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Academic & Research Software Articles

Information about MATLAB, SAS and JMP, and academic software vendors.

Microsoft Office Articles

Word, Excel and other Microsoft application information. For information about Outlook and Skype for Business, look in the Communication and Collaboration category.

Microsoft Office has a lot of great features that we do not cover extensively in our Knowledge Base, because the information is easily available online. If you need assistance with a Microsoft Office application that is unrelated to access or WVU policies, we suggest browsing the Outlook Support website ( ) or searching online.

When searching, be specific. For example, if you are trying to use a formula in Excel 2013, search for "Excel 2013" plus the specific formula. If you cannot find the information you need, try adjusting the keywords you are using in your search.

SLIC Software List

The Software Licensing Information Center (SLIC) negotiates discounted software agreements with vendors allowing us to extend these savings to faculty, staff and students. Below is a list of software that is available along with information about eligibility and how to order or download.

SLIC also offers software licenses that can be purchased for personal devices with personal funds. To learn more, visit the Software for Personally Owned Computers page found in the list below.

To purchase software that is not currently licensed by WVU, please complete the IT Purchase Approval form

For any software questions you will need to complete the Software Assistance option found on the WVU Software form

Windows Software Center & Mac Self Service Articles

Information about Window 10's Software Center and Self Service for Mac.