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Office 365 Education

Eligible Subscribers:
Internet2 academic members and connected non members.
Colorado State University, University of Florida
Sean O'Brien

NET+ Office 365 Education provides participants with additional escalations for critical and urgent Office 365 support incidents through a support agreement that Internet2 has developed with Microsoft. The NET+ Office 365 Education program also provides access to an online community with forums, resources, and other materials to interact with the research and education community deploying Office 365 as well as to provide direct feedback to the Microsoft Office 365 team.   


Visit the Microsoft Office 365 for Education site for up to date information about features.

Office 365 Education includes:

Office Online

Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from a browser. Learn more

OneNote Class Notebook

OneNote Class Notebooks have a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. Learn more

OneNote Staff Notebook

OneNote Staff Notebooks have a personal workspace for every staff member or teacher, a content library for shared information, and a collaboration space for everyone to work together, all within one powerful notebook. Learn more

Educational digital storytelling

With Sway, a new Office 365 app, teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more—right from a phone, tablet, or browser. Students can use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share and look great on any screen. Learn more

Email and calendars

Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser using Outlook Web App. Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB. Learn more

Advanced email 

Use archiving and legal hold capabilities, plus unlimited storage, for compliance needs. And use data loss prevention (DLP) policies and policy tips that educate your users for additional compliance enforcement in email. This feature requires the free Azure Rights Management add-on.Learn more

Document and email access control

Rights Management Services enables you to restrict access to documents and email to specific people and to prevent anyone else from viewing or editing them, even if they are sent outside the organization. This feature requires the free Azure Rights Management add-on.

Advanced compliance tools

With the unified eDiscovery Center, you can search across SharePoint, Skype for Business, and Exchange mailboxes. eDiscovery integrates with advanced retention and archiving, enabling in-place legal hold and case-based projects. This feature requires the free Azure Rights Management add-on.Learn more

Online classes & conferencing

Host online classes, parent-teacher conferences and more with audio and video using one-click screen sharing and HD video conferencing. Learn more

Instant messaging and Skype connectivity

Connect with other Skype for Business users via instant message, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Share presence, IM, and audio calling with Skype users. Learn more

File storage and sharing

OneDrive for Business gives each user 1 TB of personal cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere. Easily share documents with others inside and outside your organization and control who can see and edit each file. Learn more

Team sites

Work together on projects with team sites that help keep related documents, notes, tasks, and conversations organized together.  Learn more

School video portal

Easily manage videos within your organization. Office 365 Video is a school-wide destination for video uploads, sharing and discovery, and smooth playback across devices. Learn more

School social network

Secure, private social networking for your school. Yammer collaboration software helps students and teachers connect with each other, share information, and organize around projects so they can work and learn better together. Learn more


Sync email, calendar, and contacts; access SharePoint sites; view and edit Office documents with Office Mobile on Windows Phone, iPhones, and Android™ phones, and with Office Online using a browser on Windows Phones, iOS, and Android devices. Use the OneNote, OWA, Lync Mobile, and SharePoint Newsfeed apps on most devices. Learn more

Search and discovery

Stay in the know. Search and discover content across Office 365 based on personalized insights. Office Delve is the first experience to be powered by Office Graph, a collection of analyzed signals or insights derived from each user’s behavior and relationships to content, topics, and contacts. Learn more

Apps for Office and SharePoint

New third-party and customer-developed apps work with Office and SharePoint to bring web services right into your documents and sites.

Other benefits


Get peace of mind knowing your services are available with the same 99.9% uptime we provide in paid Office 365 services.


Cutting-edge security practices with five layers of security and proactive monitoring help keep customer data safe. Learn more


Your data is yours. We safeguard it and protect your privacy. Learn more


Deploy and manage Office 365 across your school, campus or district, no IT expertise required. You can add and remove users in minutes.

Up to date

No need to pay for version upgrades; updates are included in your subscription. New features are rolled out to Office 365 customers regularly.

Active Directory integration

Manage user credentials and permissions. Single sign-on and synchronization with Active Directory. Learn more


Microsoft Support provides telephone and online answers, how-to resources, and connections with other Office 365 customers for setup and quick fixes. Learn more

More details

To see all the features that are included, view the detailed service descriptions.


Office 365 Pricing

Office 365 Education includes multiple subscription plans. Additional standalone service offerings (such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, additional storage and more) are available to customize for the needs of your school. Final pricing for Office 365 services are available through a Microsoft Licensing Solution Provider (LSP). Additional details are available on the Office 365 for Education website.

NET+ Office 365 Access Fee


In order to balance the need for community cost recovery and program financial sustainability as well as attempting to balance as many competing approaches as possible—consistent "Access Fees" for NET+ Infrastructure and Platform Services have been implemented as per the following:

  • Access Fee pricing tiers map to Internet2 Membership tiers as a way of understanding differences in service utilization without the administrative burdens of tracking utilization patterns or in-year changes.
  • Access Fee applies to each of three NET+ Infrastructure and Platform Services offerings: Amazon Web Services by DLT and Office365 (each additional service is an additional Access Fee) and will apply to additional future infrastructure services as they are developed by the community.
  • one-time Setup Fee of $1,000 for Internet2 Members and $1,500 for non-Internet2 Members will be included at the time a campus signs the Participation Agreement (setup fee is not charged for each additional service).
  • Discount thresholds for the entire community are available and associated with total number of campuses participating (e.g. reductions in Access Fees for Year 2 and beyond after 100, 200, 300 campuses participating per service).

Access Fees (Currently 0-100 Campuses Participating)

Membership Category Annual Access Fee –
Internet2 Members
Annual Access Fee –
Non-Internet2 Members
Level 1 $7000 $8400
Level 2 $5250 $6300
Level 3 $2800 $3100
Level 4 $1750 $2100

The NET+ Office 365 program is open to both Internet2 members and non-members.  The following are the steps to participate in the program:

  1. Complete an Office 365 service agreement with your institution’s Microsoft LSP. 
  2. Review the NET+ service offering and fees on the tabs above. If you have any questions, please contact us at
  3. Review the Infrastructure and Platform Services Participation Agreement and the Participation Schedule for Internet2 NET+ Office 365.
    Note: NET+ agreements are developed by the community and may not be modified for an individual institution. Requests for changes based on state law requirements should be submitted with appropriate citations as part of the application process.
  4. Click HERE and complete the NET+ Office 365 application for service.
  5. Sign the Infrastructure and Platform Services Participation Agreement and the Participation Schedule, as provided based on your application.

    Note: Internet2 requires electronic signatures for legal contracts, unless state law mandates otherwise.
  6. Join the community! Upon signing the agreement(s) you will be provided access to the online community of practice and other resources.