Grammarly, Office 365 & More–Free Software


Did you know that as a Fordham student, you have access to a variety of free software resources? Here are just 3 of the hundreds of useful applications available to you at Fordham that can help you with your schoolwork!

Microsoft Office 365

Can’t access a PowerPoint or Word document your professor posted to Blackboard? Download Microsoft 365 or opt-in for an online version at no charge. You’ll get MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more. After graduating you won’t have access anymore, so be sure to migrate your content from OneDrive to an external account.

Get Microsoft Office 365: 

  1. Go to your Student (or Faculty or Employee) tab at  
  2. In the “My Apps” section, go to the channel for Microsoft Office 365, click on the link, and follow the prompts. You’ll have the option to either use Microsoft Office online or download a copy to your personal computer.


Taking a computer science or math class? Download MATLAB! It’s a programming platform and matrix-based language used by scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Use it to analyze data, plot functions and data, create user interfaces, develop algorithms, and create models. You can also interface with programs in C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran and Python. 


  1. Go to 40795824.html
  2. Create a MathWorks account with your Fordham email address, or login if you already have an account. 
  3. Once logged in, you’ll be directed to a License Center page where you can click “Download Installer” to download and install MATLAB.


You’ve probably seen the ads for Grammarly on YouTube. But don’t purchase it! Grammarly is available to all Fordham students, for free. Use it to improve your writing on your projects. Grammarly integrates with your browser and MS Office to check over 400 common grammar errors.

Get Grammarly, 

  1. Go to
  2. Provide your name, email, and set up a password.
  3. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link. 

There’s More

Fordham offers tons of other technology resources for students Follow these links to find out what else might be useful to you.

Student Technology Services
Academic Technology Resources


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