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Free Microsoft Email and Office 365 for Students

Get Microsoft Office 365 for free.

Students of the colleges of DCCCD get a free online account that includes Microsoft Outlook email and Microsoft Office 365. Every student, whether credit or noncredit, will automatically be assigned a free account.

Microsoft Outlook Email

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most widely used email programs. Every student will have his or her own unique email address.

Note: Before you install your free products or access your email, you must change your eConnect password. To do so, go to the “Change Password” page in eConnect ( Complete the form on the page and then click Submit.

(If you’ve forgotten your password to sign into eConnect, reset your password on the “Forgot/Reset My Password” page at  

Steps to Install

  1. Click on

  2. Sign in with your username: (substitute your student ID number for the 1695991) and your eConnect password.

  3. After you sign in, you’ll see the Office 365 mailbox. Click on the gear symbol (to the left of the question mark):

  4. Choose "Office 365 settings."

  5. Click "Software" in the screen that opens:

  6. Finally, click the Install button:

Forward Your Outlook Email to Another Email Account

You can easily forward your DCCCD Outlook emails to another email account, for example Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo. To do so, follow these five steps:

  1. From Outlook, click the gear symbol at the top right and choose Options
  2. Under the Accounts menu on the left side, click Forwarding
  3. On the  Forwarding page, choose Start Forwarding
  4. Fill in the email address you want your Outlook emails to be sent
  5. Click Save at the top of the page.

Students, don’t miss important, official communications from your college or DCCCD; check your DCCCD email frequently.

Learn more about how to do basic tasks in Microsoft Outlook.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 includes such popular products and services as OneDrive, WebApps and ProPlus:

  • OneDrive gives you one terabyte of cloud storage for documents, photos and videos. (To put that in perspective, one terabyte would be enough to store millions of documents and photos.) You can access files from desktop computers or laptops, smartphones and tablet computers.
  • WebApps gives you the ability to create and edit documents from your Web browser.
  • Through ProPlus, you can install Microsoft Office 2013 on your home computer and up to five mobile devices. The Office 2013 suite includes such popular programs as email (Outlook), word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel) and presentations (PowerPoint).

Common Questions

Who can install and use the Student Advantage Office products?

All currently enrolled students of the colleges of DCCCD.

How many copies of the software can I install?

You can install up to five copies of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus or Office for Mac Professional 2011 software on a home computer and up to five mobile Office copies. (The installation includes Microsoft Outlook email.) The mobile version runs on many Android devices plus iPads and iPhones. The mobile versions are not full-featured. However, they should let you do almost anything you need to do.

Will it work on both PCs and Macs?


Will I be able to keep the programs once I graduate or leave my college?

Not forever. You will be able to use the programs for up to a year after you leave DCCCD. If you are no longer enrolled, we delete your account one year after you leave. As the end of the one year approaches, you will be notified and offered an opportunity to save your files or convert your account to a personal fee-based account. After you have left DCCCD for one year, the Office documents you created under the account will become read-only, and you will not be able to edit the files. 

Need help?

Call the Help Desk at 1-866-374-7169.

If you need further help, try the Office 365 Community.​