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Student Software/Hardware Purchasing Options

There are several options available to students for obtaining software and hardware for academic and personal use. The information listed below will help you identify the best option for your needs:

Software

Hardware

myCSUNsoftware

Software

Software Name

Where do I get it?

Instructions

Notes

Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)Visit The Matador Bookstore  N/AThe bookstore has partnered with JourneyEd.com Software Shop to offer a range of software products with an educational discount. 
Avid Media ComposerVisit The Matador Bookstore  N/AThe bookstore has partnered with JourneyEd.com Software Shop to offer a range of software products with an educational discount. 
Cisco
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Download from the CSUN Software Download Page

Windows

Mac

iOS

 

N/A
Fugu SFTP 1.1.0Download from the CSUN Software Download PageN/A Available for Mac.
HiSoftware 
Acc Verify/Acc Repair, 
Hi-Caption, 
Link Validation Utility
Download from the CSUN Software Download Page  N/AAvailable for PC.
Mathematica 8Go to the myCSUNsoftware login page. 

N/A

Visit the myCSUNsoftware page for more information. Available for PC and Mac. 
Microsoft Office 
for PC and Mac 

Go to the Microsoft Get Started page. 

N/A

All CSUN students can install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personal devices for free. To download the software, visit the Microsoft Get Started websiteenter your CSUN email address ( ) and follow the instructions. 
Microsoft Security Essentials Anti-Virus for PCDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/A Available for PC. 
Read & Write GoldDownload from the CSUN Software Download Page

Quick Start Guide (PC)

Quick Start Guide (Mac)

Available for PC and Mac. 
Secure Shell (SSH 3.2.9) + Secure FTP (non-commercial version)Download from the CSUN Software Download Page

N/A

Available for PC. 
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home EditionDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/A Available for Mac. 

SPSS 23

Download from the CSUN Software Download Page

N/A

Available for PC and Mac. 
ZoomTo access Zoom, visit the CSUN Zoom page. 

N/A

For more information on Zoom, visit the Zoom page. 

eBooks

Through VitalSource, students can browse through thousands of textbook and general reading titles. Once you find the ebooks you are looking for, simply download them your personal computer for future access.

myCSUNsoftware

Thanks to Campus Quality Fee funding, all enrolled students have access to myCSUNsoftware. myCSUNsoftware grants students anytime access to select software via an Internet connection from a Mac, PC, Linux, or mobile device. 

Visit the myCSUNsoftware page for more information. 

Hardware

The bookstore offers discounted prices for PC and Mac laptops and desktops. Visit the Matador Bookstore and Peripherals and Supplies pages to browse through the various available computers, hard drives, anti-theft kits, power supplies, printer and computer supplies and accessories.

Apple, Dell, HP and Sony Educational Discounts

Apple

Visit Education Apple Store, or the Matador Bookstore's page.

Dell

Visit Dell University to learn about Dell discounts for students. The member ID for student discounts is US133438.

HP

Visit HP Academy, or the Matador Bookstore's page.

Sony

Visit the Sony Education Store.