Software Purchases for Personal Academic Use

MiraCosta College employees may purchase educational versions* of software for personal academic use at discounted prices directly from the following company. (*Educational versions of software or academically priced software, are functionally identical to commercial versions. The main difference is the licensing agreement of the educational version which states that academically priced software cannot be used for commercial purposes.)

Installation of software purchased for personal use is solely the responsibility of the employee and not of MiraCosta College, Academic Information Services (AIS) or the software company listed herein. If installation assistance is required, please contact local computer technicians-for-hire.

Microsoft Office

To order Microsoft Office software, email Abdy Afzali to receive instructions on how to place your order directly with Microsoft.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Other Software

Go to:, then on the Foundation for California Community Colleges page, select SHOP NOW below the Faculty/Staff link at the bottom of the page. In the pull down menu, select Faculty/Staff/Other, CA, MiraCosta College and then click on Submit..