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What is the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP)?

The Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) is available to Volume Licensing customers with active Software Assurance benefits. Employees of eligible organizations may purchase qualifying Office software at a discounted price for use on their home machines.

Learn more about the Home Use Program (HUP)

A benefit for government employees

As a government employee, you may be eligible to purchase Microsoft software at the discounted price offered by the Home Use Program (HUP). The cost for a download of one of the participating products is $9.95 USD. *

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Microsoft products you may be eligible to purchase include:

  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac
  • Microsoft Visio Professional Plus 2016
  • Microsoft Project Professional Plus 2016

Check eligibility and purchase products now!


*If you would like a back-up copy of the software, it is approximately $19.95 USD. Pricing varies by availability, location and local currency. Find cost by location

Microsoft home use program

A benefit to your agency

Many agencies have been successful by using the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) to provide software to employees before deploying new software. Productivity and efficiency are likely to improve when you use the same software at home and at work.  In some cases, this has resulted in fewer service desk calls and reduced training costs.

Is your agency not listed as eligible for the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP)? You can have the benefits administrator from your Microsoft Volume Licensing contract activate this benefit through Microsoft Volume License Services.

Information on the Home Use Program (HUP) for SA Benefit Administrators