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Software & Hardware Discounts

Technology Services Division

Hardware Purchases through the University

USC Aiken Dell Premier Program

Students, parents, faculty and staff have access to special discounts from Dell on the purchase of new hardware and peripherals.

Discounts with this program can make a big difference in the price of your next computer purchase.

To take full advantage of available discounts, you may also want to consider joining the Dell Advantage Loyalty Program for 5% back in rewards and free 2nd day shipping!

Using your discount is easy! Just go to: and make your purchase. No further verification is required.

Other Hardware Discounts

Faculty, staff and students can also take advantage of educational discount pricing when purchasing computer hardware.

Many of the most popular hardware vendors, such as Apple, currently offer discounts through USC, For information on purchasing hardware through their programs please see USC's University Technology Services page:

However, please keep in mind that many hardware vendors also offer discounts on hardware for educational purposes. To see if your preferred vendor offers these discounts to you, please refer to the educational pricing and programs section of their respective website. In many cases the only requirement to receive these discounts is access to your USC Aiken email address.

Software Purchases through the University

Microsoft Office 365 for Students

Student may download a free full version of Office 365. Office 365 can then be installed on up to five different devices including Windows and Mac computers, iPads, and iOS, Android and Windows phones.

For more information, please see the Office 365 section on the Help Desk site.

Other Software

UofSC Aiken faculty, staff and students are eligible to purchase many software packages (including: Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows) at deep educational discounts through USC Columbia's Technology Services.

For more information on purchasing software through these programs, please visit USC's University Technology Services website at:

As always, feel free to contact us at the Help Desk if you need assistance.