What your Student Technology Fee Buys you in Software Access

Microsoft Office Logo  
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Windows 10 Logo

Students, through their payment of the Student Tech Fee, pay 1/3 the cost of the UC Berkeley's contract with Microsoft.  This gives them access to 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.

Adobe Creative Cloud Logo

Students, through their payment of the Student Tech Fee, pay 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.

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.
Amount paid by Student Tech Fund: $0.03/student/month
Market value: $20.83/month
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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. 
Amount paid by Student Tech Fund: $0.10/student/month
Market value: $29.99/month
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Problems? Contact the STF-supported help resource, Student Tech Services.

Qualtrics Logo

The campus Qualtrics license is funded in partnership by a grant from the Student Technology Fund, IST, a consortium of colleges, schools, divisions and departments, and the D-Lab. The Student Technology Fund also provides funding for student empolyees, consultants, and instructors who provide Qualtrics software support.
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 pay Campus-Based Fees, which includes the Student Technology Fee, have access to the above software.  The Student Technology Fee is paid by all registered UC Berkeley undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, with the exception of  graduate students on filing fee(link is external) status, or who are abroad conducting research or taking courses at other institutions not through the system-wide UCEA program(link is external).  These students are considered in absentia(link is external) and do not pay Campus-Based Fees (only a reduced Student Services Fee); they are thus 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.