Software Discounts

Maryland Enterprise Education Consortium (MEEC) is a purchasing consortium that allows Maryland schools (K-12 and higher education) and libraries to buy hardware, software and services at discounted prices.

For Faculty and Staff

MEEC Software Distribution and Installation on TU Computers

MEEC software is distributed to all TU faculty and staff members for use on their university-owned computer desktops, laptops and tablets.

On campus, MEEC software is either already installed on your TU computer or distributed through the Software Center application found on the Start menu in Windows, or through the Self Service application on a Mac computer.

Support for MEEC Software on University-Owned Computers

OTS provides:

  • support for Windows and Mac operating systems (installed on university-owned computers)
  • support for all Microsoft Office Suite applications. This includes: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, Lync, OneDrive for Business.
  • support for Adobe Creative Cloud help with installing software
  • software training
  • troubleshooting support as needed

For assistance, contact the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center at 410-704-5151 or submit a TechHelp service request.

For Students, Faculty and Staff

MEEC Licensed Office Downloads through Office 365

Microsoft Office Pro Plus is available for installation on up to five personal Windows or Mac computers or Towson-owned or personal tablets and smart phones for no cost. Using your NetID, log into the Microsoft Office 365 portal to access the download files and manage your individual Office download installations.

Discounted Software for Personal Computers

MEEC software titles (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud, VMware, the latest Windows operating system upgrade) are available at significantly discounted prices for personal devices.

Additional software can be purchased for personal computers from the Towson University OnTheHub WebStore Powered by Kivuto Solutions, Inc. You will have the option to shop the full Towson WebStore or a specific Towson University departmental WebStore.

You will need to register for an account (see self-help document for instructions) and will be required to activate and verify your account every year.

For information on free or discounted software offered through Towson University (outside of the MEEC licensing agreement) see the Available Software Inventory.

Support for MEEC Software on Personal Computers

As a public university, TU cannot provide technical services for non-university-owned devices.

OTS can help you connect to university systems, websites, applications and other campus-hosted resources.

For more information, see Your Personally-Owned Computer: Tips on Getting Service, Support, and Repairs (PDF).

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Student Computing Services (SCS) or the Faculty/Staff Help Center at 410-704-5151.

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