Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA)
DescriptionThe Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA) offers UTRGV students, faculty, and staff licensed access to Microsoft's latest versions of their most popular products, including operating systems and desktop productivity tools.
Who is eligible?
Licensing (right-to-use) for Microsoft products covered under this agreement are provided at no additional cost to active UTRGV students and at a discounted price for faculty and staff.
PLEASE NOTE: Licensing fees do not include installation media. To extend the license for home use, users must purchase the installation media separately.
Who is not eligible?
Individuals who are not eligible under the MSCA include, but are not limited to:
- Anyone enrolled exclusively in non-credit courses
- Retired faculty and staff
- Conference/event attendees
- Companies and their employees hired by the University on a contractual basis for services on- or off-campus, (i.e., non-university employees)
Computers Owned by UTRGV
Computers Owned by Students
Students have the option of using the software on campus for free or purchasing a copy for use on their personal computer. Students actively enrolled in a degree-granting program at UTRGV are eligible to purchase the software. Correspondence and long-distance students are not eligible under the MSCA unless they are also enrolled or officially admitted to a UT System institution.
Students are permitted to run covered products on one personal computer for use throughout the duration of this agreement. The one exception to this is Office, which can be installed on one desktop computer and one portable computer for the student's exclusive use.
When students graduate, they become permanently licensed for the products covered at the time of graduation. If students leave the University without graduating, they must remove all products obtained under the MSCA.
Computers Owned by Faculty and Staff (Home Use)
Faculty and staff who install any MSCA products for home use must uninstall them from their personal computer when they leave the UT System institution, or if the products are no longer made available for their use for their work.