Academic Software for ISU Students


Indiana State University partners with multiple software vendors to provide access to academically discounted software for its Students and Faculty. Some applications are available for free, others for a significant discount off retail prices. The purpose of this article is to provide a central location for information about how to get many of these applications. For other program specific applications not included in this list, seek additional information from your instructor.

NOTE: End User License Agreements and Academic or Education versions of software usually limit the use or output to non-commercial and non-production purposes. Be sure you are using the right license type for your use of the software. If you have questions, please contact the OIT help desk for help clarifying allowed uses of software.




Publisher: Microsoft       Eligibility: Currently enrolled ISU Students, Faculty and Staff

Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff receive Office365 free of charge for use on up to 5 personally owned devices. Students who withdraw from ISU for any reason before graduation, must remove all ISU provided software from their personal device immediately. Students who graduate from ISU will have their Microsoft Office become “read only” 30 days after you leave the University.

To install Office365, visit and log in using your University Username and password. Once logged in, click the "Install apps" button in the upper right corner of the window, and click "Microsoft 365 apps."

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Student Printing Drivers

Publisher: Ricoh            Eligibility: Currently Enrolled ISU Students

Click Here to Install Drivers for Windows or Mac

ISU has fourteen Print Release Stations for student printing. To use the printers, students need to install the printing software on their laptop. Files can be sent to these printers in the same way as standard printers. Print jobs will be held in the queue until the student visits one of the fourteen Print Release Stations and instructs the machine to print the job. See the "Related Articles" section for additional information.


LockDown Browser

Publisher: Respondus    Eligibility: Currently enrolled ISU Students and Faculty

Click here to get LockDown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a secure and efficient way for instructors to proctor student exams. See the "Related Articles" section for additional information.


Autocad, 3dSMax, Maya

Publisher: Autodesk       Eligibility: Currently enrolled ISU Students and Faculty

Click here to go to Autodesk's website about free software.

Autodesk software is available to currently enrolled students for free. Annual proof of eligibility is required. Access requires a third party relationship between the student and vendor.


Windows Operating System

Publisher: Microsoft       Eligibility: Currently enrolled ISU Students

Click here to go to Kivuto, ISU's partner for Windows for students.

Our Microsoft Campus Agreement provides for one copy of Windows Education for currently enrolled ISU students free of charge. It will remain active after separation from ISU, but it is not transferable or reusable. See the EULA available at the link before for more information.


Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)

Publisher: Adobe           Eligibility: Currently enrolled ISU Students

Click here to go to Adobe's academic licensing site.

Adobe Creative cloud is available to currently enrolled students for $19.99/month (Jan 2023). Access requires a third party relationship between the student and vendor. Proof of eligibility is required.


Additional Information

End User License Agreements (EULA) for these applications change depending on the individual user’s status as a student or faculty member. Separation from the University will impact the agreement and may prevent access to applications after separation. Several partners require annual proof of eligibility to continue to use the software at free or reduced pricing. You should carefully review the EULA to better understand your eligibility to use applications acquired based on your current affiliation with the University.

Contractual relationships with vendors change regularly. This article is reviewed every semester for currency. Relationships and contracts with vendors may change in the interim. If you need additional information, help installing software, or software you need for coursework is not listed here please contact the OIT Help Desk at 812.237.2910, email or contact your instructor or adviser.

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