Personal Software Purchases

Computing and Telecommunications Services provides software licensing programs to university students, faculty and staff, offering significant savings on the most popular titles.

Some products, including anti-virus, anti-spyware and internet browsing tools are provided free to eligible faculty, staff and students!

CaTS has negotiated discounts with Apple, McAfee, Microsoft, SAS and others so that Wright State students and employees can use essential university software at home. Check out the Products List for details on all the great software available.

Before You Buy

Software for home use only, not for university-owned PCs

  • Check your eligibility
  • Do you qualify for Office 365 ProPlus, which allows you to download free Microsoft Office software?
  • Know what you're buying before you make a purchase (a list of your previous purchases will appear at the bottom of the page)
  • Check system requirements
  • Select right platform: Windows or Mac
  • Limit one per customer

Payment Information

  • All sales are final
  • No refunds or returns
  • Payment is by credit cards and bank routing number
  • University ProCard use strictly prohibited
  • Wright One Card required to pick up software


Student Eligibility

All students enrolled for the current semester can receive software from the home software licensing programs. Incoming first-year students become eligible once they have enrolled in classes for Fall semester. Students that were enrolled for Spring but that are not taking summer classes can only purchase software if they are registered for Fall semester.

Attention Lake Campus & Distance Learning Students There is now a mail order option for students outside of main campus. You can have the software mailed to your home for a small shipping & handling fee. There is also an option for free delivery to the Lake Campus business office for Celina-area students and employees. See the online store for more details.

Incoming Wright State Students

If you are a newly enrolling first year student, you will become eligible to purchase software once you have enrolled in a class for Fall Semester. Please allow 24 hours after signing up for a class for activation.

If you are a new student for the Spring or Summer terms, you will have access to the store starting on the first day of the semester.

Faculty and Staff Eligibility

To receive software, faculty and staff must be directly employed by the university and listed in the human resources database. Only current employees are eligible - retirees, emeritus faculty and former employees are not eligible for the program. Third-party contractors, volunteers and others not directly employed by the university do not meet the employment requirement. These are rules set down in the license agreements with software manufactures and can not be waived.

Emeritus Faculty are now eligible for the Mathematica home use program. This offer from Wolfram allows emeritus faculty to use Mathematica at home for non-commercial instruction and academic research purposes.

Boonshoft School of Medicine, Alumni, Retirees, Non-Wright State Employees

WSU can only sell software to students currently enrolled in a course and to active university employees. Alumni, retirees and those not directly employed by the university are not eligible for software discounts.

Work-at-Home Rights

Employees that meet the faculty/staff requirements are eligible for Work-at-Home rights to several software packages. The cost of this software is absorbed by the university and is provided strictly for work-related activities. Personal activities are prohibited under the rights agreement and software can only be used during the term of employment. When a faculty or staff member leaves the employment of the university all rights to the software end and the software must be removed. Please carefully read the license agreement for more details.

Direct from Vendor

Software: Mail Order Discounts

There are a number of mailorder companies that specialize in academically priced software, including the following:

Free Software

There are numerous free/open source software sources on the Internet.

Shopping Resources

These e-commerce sites on the web do not offer specific discounts to Wright State students or employees but they can be an excellent source of product reviews, technical notes and price comparison information. Remember, be extra cautious whenever purchasing items over the phone or the internet.


Wright State University faculty and staff are now able to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for their personal home computer for only $10 a year.  Adobe Creative Cloud includes Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and many more tools.  For more information and ordering, see the OnTheHub store and select the Faculty/Staff tab: