Free and Discounted Software

These software titles and services are available for free or at a discount for installation on your personal computer or a CSUMB computer without a software loadset. If you need software installed on a CSUMB computer with a CSUMB software loadset, please submit a software install/update service request.

Software titles available

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC)

CSUMB provides enrolled students and active faculty and staff with Adobe Creative Cloud software for their home computers. The software may only be used for education-related activities and may not be used for commercial purposes.

For more information on how to get your FREE Adobe Creative Cloud account- please visit our knowledge base article: How to get Adobe Creative Cloud.

For an overview of Adobe Creative Cloud desktop and how to use it visit our knowledge base article: How to use Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the preferred web browser on campus and can be downloaded for free by anyone at the Google Chrome page.


Like SPSS, Jamovi is statistical software that is intuitive to use and can provide the latest developments in statistical methodology. It is free and can be downloaded by anyone at

MathWorks MATLAB

MathWorks MATLAB is available for free to students by signing up through MathWorks with their university email address

We do not provide technical support for MathWorks access,  installing, licensing or using MATLAB software, but MathWorks has extensive information on its website:

Microsoft Office 365 for Students and Faculty

CSUMB Students and faculty get Office 365 Education for free.            

More information on the program is available a  Once there you will need to:

1) Enter your email address and click the GET STARTED button as seen in the screenshot below.

Enter your email address

2) Select your role

Select your role

3) Create your Office 365 account

Create your Office 365 account

Note: When installing the apps you will be asked if you want Microsoft to be able to make changes to your device. Select YES.

NVivo 20 Plus

NVivo 20 Plus is available for free to all active CSUMB students, staff, and faculty. The NVivo software can be downloaded after completion of the NVivo 20 Plus Home Use Agreement.

Support for NVivo software is available on the QSR International website.

Please note that NVivo 20 Plus includes NVivo 20 Pro.

Qualtrics Online Survey Software

Qualtrics Online Survey Software is available for free to all active CSUMB Students, Staff and Faculty. Training, eBooks and reference guides are available on the Qualtrics website. Help is available through Qualtrics "Help & Feedback".

SAS University Edition

SAS University Edition is free and includes the SAS products Base SAS®, SAS/STAT®, SAS/IML®, SAS/ACCESS® Interface to PC Files, and SAS® Studio. Teachers, students, adult learners, and academic researchers can access the SAS University Edition software for non-commercial learning purposes. For more information, visit SAS University Edition. This edition of SAS works locally on your machine by using virtualization software and there are some limitations.

Sophos Home Free (Virus Software)

Sophos Home Premium is available to all CSUMB students, faculty, and staff at no cost. This is the home version of software we use to protect us from malware, ransomware, and other threats. Visit the Sophos Home website and enter your email address to protect your home PCs and/or Macs as pictured in the screenshot below:

The software is provided “as is,” and you use the software at your own risk. Under no circumstances shall CSUMB be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this software.

Tableau for Students and Faculty

Create charts and other visual representations and analysis of data using Tableau. 

Students can get a year of Tableau free by signing up with their university email address: Tableau for Students

Faculty can request a free year of Tableau for each year they implement it's use in their classroom: Tableau for Teaching

For end user support with this service, please contact Kivuto by phone at 1 888 396 1447 or via email at No technical support is provided for the installation and use of these Microsoft titles on your personal computer.

Wolfram Mathematica for Students

Wolfram Mathematica is available for free to students by signing up through the Wolfram User Portal with their university email address.

We do not provide technical support for Wolfram User Portal access,  installing, licensing or using this software, but Wolfram has extensive information on its website:

Zoom Online Meeting Software

Zoom professional accounts are available for all CSUMB students, faculty and staff . The software automatically installs the first time you use the service or you can download and install it manually. Get started at with your OtterID.      

Zoom resources:


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