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:
Where do I get it?
|Adobe Creative Cloud||Visit the Adobe Creative Cloud for Students page.||To get started, submit a request to the IT Help Center to link your student ID with an Adobe Creative Cloud software license.||Adobe Creative Cloud software is now available for CSUN students at no additional cost. All Creative Cloud products (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Spark, XD, and more) are available for students to download and install.|
|Avid Media Composer||Visit the CSUN Campus Store.||N/A||The bookstore has partnered with JourneyEd.com Software Shop to offer a range of software products with an educational discount.|
|Fugu SFTP 1.1.0||Download from the CSUN Software Download Page||N/A||Available for Mac.|
Acc Verify/Acc Repair,
Link Validation Utility
|Download from the CSUN Software Download Page||N/A||Available for PC.|
|Mathematica 8||Go to the myCSUNsoftware login page.|
|Available for PC and Mac.|
|MATLAB||Go to the MATLAB page.|
|MATLAB software is now available (at no additional charge) for students, faculty and staff. Visit the MATLAB page for more information.|
|Microsoft Office |
for PC and Mac
|Go to the Microsoft Get Started page.|
|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 website, enter your CSUN email address ( ) and follow the instructions.|
|Microsoft Security Essentials Anti-Virus for PC||Download from the CSUN Software Download Page||N/A||Available for PC.|
|Read & Write Gold||Download from the CSUN Software Download Page||Available for PC and Mac.|
|Secure Shell (SSH 3.2.9) + Secure FTP (non-commercial version)||Download from the CSUN Software Download Page|
|Available for PC.|
|Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition||Download from the CSUN Software Download Page||N/A||Available for Mac.|
|Download from the CSUN Software Download Page|
|Available for PC and Mac.|
|VPN (Virtual Private Network)||Download from the CSUN Software Download Page|
|Zoom||To access Zoom, visit the CSUN Zoom log in page.|
|Visit the Zoom page for more information and training resources.|
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.
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.
The bookstore offers discounted prices for PC and Mac laptops and desktops. Visit the CSUN Campus Store to browse through the various available computers, hard drives, anti-theft kits, power supplies, printer and computer supplies and accessories.
Visit Dell University to learn about Dell discounts for students. The member ID for student discounts is US133438.
Visit the CSUN Campus Store page.
Visit the Sony Education Store.