Today I was surfing around the university’s web site just to see what I could find and I wound up at Microsoft’s “Ultimate Steal” page.  This is an area where Microsoft offers large discounts on products for students.  I got MS Office Professional 2007 for $59.95 here last year.

Until January 2010 Microsoft is giving the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade to students for $29.99!  If you didn’t know, retail price for non-students is $199.99!  That’s an 85% discount!

I pounced on it today and I am now posting this blog from Windows 7 Pro and loving it!  It’s an electronic download obviously.

So, what do you have to do in order to qualify?

1.  You must have a valid e-mail address at an educational institution ending with the domain suffix .EDU (ie, [email protected]) OR have a valid e-mail address at one of the educational institutions listed HERE.


2. You must be a student at a U.S. educational institution and must be actively enrolled in at least 0.5 course credit and be able to provide proof of enrollment upon request.

So dig around in the couch, look under your dorm room bed, take that pile of beer cans in the corner to the recycling company, hit your parents up for the cash, whatever.  Time is running out!