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Discounts on Software and Hardware

Software Discounts

As a Fitchburg State student or faculty/staff, you are eligible to purchase Microsoft, Adobe and other software at an exceptional price (some titles are free!) through OnTheHub.

This software is for your personal use and should not be installed on any university-owned computers.

OnTheHub Software Purchase/Download Instructions

  1. Go to OnTheHub, then login using your Fitchburg State email address and password.

  2. Select either the Student or Faculty/Staff tab at the top of the page.

  3. Select the software you would like to download.
    Note: Be sure you are selecting the appropriate platform—Windows or Mac.

  4. Click Add to Cart.
    Note: If you chose the wrong platform for your device, you should see a pop-up window asking if you are sure you would like to add the product to your cart.

  5. Go to the Shopping Cart and check out.
    Note: If you have purchased the product from this site already, a warning will pop up stating “You cannot add this product to your cart.” You are limited to ordering 1 copy of any Microsoft Software title.

  6. Please be sure to record your license key (which will be highlighted in RED), as it will only be available to you from this site for 30 days.
    Tip: Take a screenshot of your license key, then email the screenshot to yourself.

  7. When you are finished shopping, sign out of your account. Click on the drop down arrow next to your login name in the top right corner of the page, then close your browser to complete the logout process

If you need additional assistance, please contact OnTheHub directly:

  • Click the Help tab in the top right corner of the page then select a help topic.

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Contact Us.

Microsoft Software—OnTheHub Pricing

Windows 10 FREE for Students, Faculty/Staff $14.99
Office 2019 (PC or Mac) FREE for Students, Faculty/Staff $14.99

Please note: You can only purchase one copy of each item and that copy can only be installed twice on your computer.

Adobe Software—OnTheHub Pricing

Creative Cloud - Student Option $19.99/month 
Creative Cloud - Faculty/Staff $9.75/per year, annual subscription

Computer Science Software—Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Computer Science/Computer Information Systems majors and any non-majors currently enrolled in a Computer Science course can download additional Microsoft titles used in those programs from Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

Computer Science Software Download Instructions

  1. Using an InPrivate or Incognito browser, go to the Dev Tools page on the Azure website.

  2. Click Sign In.

  3. Enter your email address and click Next.

  4. If your account isn't recognized, you'll need to create a new account using your Fitchburg State email address:

    1. Click Create one! then click Next.

    2. Enter the verification code that was sent to you in an email, then click Next.

    3. Enter the characters you see, then click Next.

  5. On the Academic Verification page, enter your Fitchburg State email address, check the "I agree..." checkbox, then click Verify academic status and accept terms.

  6. Click the link in the "Confirming Your Academic Status" email.

  7. Search for the keyword Education, then choose Education (preview) from the list to see the software titles available for download.

  8. Once you're on the Education Quick Start Pane, you'll see the software title list under the Software menu.

Hardware Discounts

The following vendors extend educational pricing to our faculty/staff. Additional vendors can be found at the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) website.

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard extends their friends & family pricing to our employees. Purchases can be made direct from the HP website.


Purchase directly from GovConnection's online store created specifically for employee purchases. Employees receive discounted pricing, as well as free shipping.
For assistance, contact our dedicated Account Manager, Steve Dantes at (800) 800-0019 x33052 or


Dell offers the EPP (Employee Purchase Program). To make a purchase, follow the steps below:

  • Contact Cheryl Johnston at Ext. 4404 to obtain our member ID number.
  • Call Dell at (800) 274-7799.
  • Select option 2, sales.
  • Select option 1, faculty/staff.


Apple offers discounts for students, faculty and staff.

For a list of other employee discounts, visit the Staff Discounts page.


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