How STF supports(ed) student Software Access

Microsoft Office Logo  
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Windows 10 Logo

Students, through their payment of the Student Tech Fee, paid 1/3 the cost of the UC Berkeley's contract with Microsoft from Fall 2015 - Spring 2021*.  This provided students access Microsoft Office's productivity suite including Excel, Powerpoint, Word, and operating system upgrades at a much better rate than they would get on the open market, even at the educational rate.  Windows 7 and 8 stopped receiving security patches at the end of January 2020, but students need not purchase a new device.  They can upgrade their operating system to Windows 10 by following the these instructions. 
Amount paid by Student Tech Fund: $0.86 per student, per month.
Market value: $18.92 per month

Download Instructions for Microsoft Operating System

Download Instructions for Microsoft 365

Problems? Contact the STF-supported help resource, Student Tech Services.

*Note that, for the 2021-2022 academic year, the Chancellor provided emergency funding to extend this offering for students.

Adobe Creative Cloud Logo

Students, through their payment of the Student Tech Fee from Fall 2015 - Spring 2021*, paid a portion of UC Berkeley's contract with Adobe for its Adobe Creative Cloud suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications including Acrobat, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, XD, and more.  Migrate your work from Adobe Creative Cloud when you graduate by following these steps.
Amount paid by Student Tech Fund: $1.46/student/month
Market value: $19.99/month
Download Instructions.
Problems? Contact the STF-supported help resource, Student Tech Services.

*Note that, for the 2021-2022 academic year, the Chancellor provided emergency funding to extend this offering for students.

Matlab Logo

Students, through their payment of the Student Tech Fee, pay, together with a consortium of departments, pay ~9% of UC Berkeley's contract for MATLAB.  MATLAB is a programming language utilized for applications development, including graphical user Interface building. STF offers MATLAB with Simulink and all toolboxes.  The STF Committee allocated funding for MATLab with its final balance through the 2021-2022 academic year, just before the STF expired in Spring 2021. 
Amount paid by Student Tech Fund: $0.03/student/month
Market value: $20.83/month
Download Instructions.
Problems? Contact the STF-supported help resource, Student Tech Services.

Students, through their payment of the Student Tech Fee, pay about 40% of UC Berkeley's contract for LinkedIn Learning, an online education platform that offers over 5,000 skill-development courses in technology, business, and creative fields. The STF Committee allocated funding for a three year contract with LinkedInLearning before the STF expired.  This contract lasts through the 2021-2022 academic year.  
Amount paid by Student Tech Fund: $0.10/student/month
Market value: $29.99/month
Download Instructions
Problems? Contact the STF-supported help resource, Student Tech Services.

Qualtrics Logo

The campus Qualtrics license was funded in partnership by a grant from the Student Technology Fund, IST, a consortium of colleges, schools, divisions and departments, and the D-Lab from Fall 2018 - Spring 2021. The Student Technology Fund also provided funding for student empolyees, consultants, and instructors who provide Qualtrics software support.  In the 2021-2022 academic year, Qualtrics will not receive STF support due to the student fee's expiration.  
Amount paid by Student Tech Fund: $.98/student/month (licensing and wrap-around service costs) 
Market value: $29.99/month
Download Instructions
Problems? Contact the STF-supported help resource, Student Tech Services.

Value of Software Paid for by Student Tech Fee

Student Access Eligibility
All students who paid Campus-Based Fees, which included the Student Technology Fee from 2015-2021, had access to the above software.  The Student Technology Fee was paid by all registered UC Berkeley undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, with the exception of  graduate students on filing fee status, or who were abroad conducting research or taking courses at other institutions not through the system-wide UCEA program.  These students are considered in absentia and do not pay Campus-Based Fees (only a reduced Student Services Fee); they were not eligible for benefits associated with fees like the Student Technology Fee. 

Grad Students on Filing Fee

IT is exploring how it can systematically provide graduate students on filing fee status software access and override the 
"unregistered" status automatically applied to their Cal-Net user type.  If you are on filing fee status and you are unable to access software you need, please submit a trouble ticket to ITCS at: https://technology.berkeley.edu/contact-us(link is external).  Software access can be provisioned on an individual basis while a systematic solution is being developed.