Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft Home Use Program
Last Updated 5 months ago

Lower Columbia College employees are eligible to participate in Microsoft’s Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft® Office desktop PC applications to install and use on your home computer. Employees can purchase 2 copies of the current version of MS Office for PC or MAC for $9.95 each. You may continue using HUP software while you are employed at Lower Columbia College. For up-to-date information, visit the MS Home Use Program website, or read the Microsoft's Frequently Asked Questions.

For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit the Microsoft licensing website.

To participate in the Microsoft Home Use Program:

The Microsoft Home Use Program requires you to enter a PROGRAM CODE. This program code is assigned to Lower Columbia College for the college's sole use. You may not share this number with anyone outside Lower Columbia College. LCC's program code is:

NOTE: If you see the word "image" instead of a 10 character code displayed above, you are not logged into the helpdesk. You must login to the helpdesk to see the program code.

  1. Go to
  2. Select the country to which you want your order to be shipped to and choose the language for viewing the order Web site.
  3. Enter your corporate e-mail address and the PROGRAM CODE.
Place your order online, and it will be shipped to the location you have chosen. A fulfillment fee will be charged to cover packaging, shipping, and handling costs.

Additional Questions and Answers

Where do I go for help with Microsoft's Home Use Program
  • The support hotline number is 866-230-0560.
Are other options available?
  • Yes, Microsoft makes Office 365 available to college employees for free. For more information about using Microsoft Office 365, read the Microsoft Office 365 FREE for Employees knowledgebase article.

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