Requirements to use Microsoft 365 Apps for Faculty for free

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One of our customers is saying that another vendor is saying the Apps for Faculty licenses is free to use.  My understanding is that it is not unless a customer has purchased Apps for Faculty (or an onprem equivalent) in order to get the "free" license.  They are referencing the sku "S3Y-00004" which is free, but my understanding is that is an add-on to either the Desktop Education suite (since Office Pro Plus is included) or to Office Pro Plus for Faculty.  Is the Apps for Faculty license ever free (for the ability to download the apps, not the web version)?


Thank you

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Hi @Jennie_Maier 


Thank you for your post.


You are correct.


SKU: S3Y-00004 is a no cost, monthly add-on product for Open Faculty. 


Product description:

"M365 Apps Enterprise Open Faculty ALng Sub OLV E 1M Acad AP Add-on OPP"




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