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What happens to my Microsoft 365 account when I graduate?

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Since you must be a full-time or part-time faculty or staff member or student at OWU to qualify for our subscription, you will lose access to it once you graduate. When your Office 365 for Education plan expires:

  • The Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means that you can view documents, but you cannot edit or create new documents.
  • Online services associated with the school email address—-for example, Office Online and OneDrive—-will no longer work.

Microsoft provides a range of Office options for individuals, including free online applications, so it’s easy to find one to fit your budget. However, you will have to sign up for a new (free) Microsoft account with an email address other than your OWU alumni email-for-life address.