FCPS' Technology @ Home program has software available for free or very low cost via their FCPS Microsoft Enterprise Agreement program.
Basically, it works like this:
- Go to this website: http://www.fcps.edu/it/technology/TechnologyHome.shtml
- Register your student using their ID number, and submit a copy of a report card
- Wait 2 days
- Get confirmation the account is active, then get software!
Students get software for free, Faculty and staff for a nominal fee.
Software includes MS Office 2010 Professional, Office 2011 for Mac, and Windows 7 Professional.
There are also deep discounts available for Dell computers and Adobe software.