‘Chip In’ and Help Students Get a New Windows 8 PC

Microsoft has launched a new program called “Chip In” to help students get a new Windows 8 PC for school that is complete with the latest and most complete set of Office applications. Just like a wedding registry, students with a valid .edu email address sign up for the PC of their choice at Then, they can crowd-source funds from friends and family to help them purchase a qualified PC of their choosing from  Even better, Microsoft will “chip in” 10% of the purchase price and for the first 10,000 students to fully fund their PC, Microsoft will also “chip in”  a four-year subscription of Office 365 University at no additional charge!

The program launched May 28 and runs through September 1, 2013. For more information check out the Office blog.


· According to a recent survey conducted by Lab 42, 94% of students feel that they need a computer before graduation.

· 82% plan to head to college with a new computer.

· A PC is the number one thing students buy with graduation money.


· A four-year subscription (US$79.99) includes the latest Office applications on up to 2 devices (PC or Mac), plus an additional 20GB of storage in SkyDrive, and 60 anywhere minutes with Skype.

· You can also access your Office documents anywhere with Web Apps, Office on Demand and the cloud on SkyDrive.