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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:

CSUN Software Downloads Page

This web page provides you with software for both PCs and Macs at no additional cost to you. Log in with your your CSUN user ID and password  to access products such as:

  • Anti-Virus Software (PC and Mac)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Secure Shell (SSH)


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. 

Microsoft Office 

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. 

The Matador Bookstore


The bookstore has partnered with Software Shop to offer a range of software products with an educational discount. The bookstore has an extensive list, but some of the most frequently purchased products include:

  • Adobe Creative Suites
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator


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.

Hardware and Peripherals

The bookstore offers discounted prices for PC and Mac laptops and desktops. Visit the Hardware 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


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


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


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


Visit the Sony Education Store.